Marriage equality isn’t revolutionary. It’s just the next step in marriage’s evolution.

Stephanie Coontz explains how marriage has been radically transformed over time and makes the case that marriage for same-sex couples is simply a logical extension of that transformation.

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Pro-LGBT officials sworn into office in California

California state officials recently sworn into office include: Attorney General, Kamala Harris, Governor Jerry Brown, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Victoria Kolakowski, and Betty Yee, a member of the California Board of Equalization. Harris: "And in the spirit of Earl Warren, we are going to fight for the civil rights of every Californian – to worship as you will ... to live and work where you choose ... and to marry the person you love."

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Cuomo calls for marriage equality in New York in 2011

New York governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his first State of the State address Wednesday and called for the passage of the marriage equality bill in 2011:

“We believe in justice for all, then let’s pass marriage equality this year once and for all."

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Andrew Cuomo installed; David Paterson to become a marriage equality activist?

As Andrew Cuomo was installed as New York's 56th governor on Saturday, outgoing David Paterson suggested he'll become a marriage equality advocate.

As a candidate, the 53-year-old Cuomo said he wanted to be the governor that signs a freedom to marry bill into law.

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Hers is the ministry of ‘yes’

The Rev. Jane Adams Spahr (a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality) was found guilty of violating the Presbyterian constitution. Her offense? Officiating at same-sex weddings.

A lesbian herself, she says she won't quit the church she loves.

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Michael Steele: If Prop 8 struck down, GOP will form ‘strong front line’ to stop marriage equality

Andy Towle reports on an interview RNC Chair Michael Steele gave to The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) in which he shares his personal anti-freedom to marry philosophies and the republican party's strategy for fighting marriage equality over the next two years.

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LA Times: Enough agonizing, Mr. President

The LA Times editorial board lays out the case for why it's time President Obama supports marriage equality.

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The path down the aisle

Marriage equality enacted in DC thanks to Mayor, Council and activists; religious opponents rebuffed at every legal level.

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Pause for celebration

Without repeal of the Defense of Marriage act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman under federal law, or the passage of the Domestic Partners and Obligations Act, which extends benefits to partners of gay federal employees, the spouses of gay and lesbian troops are ineligible for military benefits.

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Video: Obama hails victories of lame duck; has ‘evolving feelings’ on Marriage Equality

Just hours after he repealed the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays serving openly in the military, President Obama acknowledged the discrepancy in his position on supporting gays in the military, while opposing marriages of same-sex couples, and conceded his "feelings are constantly evolving."

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