Blog Entries by Cameron Tolle

Washington State Legislature passes the freedom to marry

Today, the Washington House joined the State Senate in passing historic legislation that extends marriage to gay and lesbian couples.

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Freedom to Marry Calls 9th Circuit Ruling “Powerful”

Today, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that found that Proposition 8, the state constitutional amendment that stripped the freedom to marry away from gay and lesbian couples in California, violates the U.S. Constitution.

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Two new cosponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act

Just days after the Respect for Marriage Coalition launched in Washington DC, the bill to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act gained two new cosponsors in the House: Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)

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Governor Lynch pledges to veto marriage repeal bill in NH

During his state-of-the-state address today in Concord, New Hampshire's Governor John Lynch reiterated that he will veto legislation that seeks to repeal marriage for same-sex couples.

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Maine will bring marriage to the ballot in November

This afternoon, our friends at EqualityMaine and GLAD will deliver over 100,000 signatures to Maine's Secretary of State that will put the freedom to marry on the ballot this November.

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New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee advances marriage bill

On an 8 to 4 vote, New Jersey's Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance a bill to extend marriage to gay and lesbian couples

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Roundup: Launch of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

Check out some of the highlights from this morning's launch of "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington D.C.

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Bipartisan “Mayors for the Freedom to Marry” launches

This morning in Washington D.C., Freedom to Marry announced the launch of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a bipartisan coalition of 75+ Mayors who support marriage for gay and lesbian couples.

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Committee vote on NJ’s marriage bill scheduled for next week

Next Tuesday (01/24), New Jersey's Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing and vote on S.1, the bill to extend marriage to gay and lesbian couples.

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Canadian marriages of same-sex couples are not in jeopardy

After a Canadian government official took a position in a trial-level divorce proceeding today, some same-sex couples worried that their marriages would no longer be valid. But no worries- your marriage is just as valid today as it was yesterday!

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