Hawaii United for Marriage gears up for a big week for the freedom to marry

This week, a diverse array of voices have spoken out about the importance of the freedom to marry in Hawaii. An economic impact study and the Japanese American Citizens League agreed this week that ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage would positively impact Hawaii, fueling advocates for a big week.

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200 leaders representing communities of color endorse marriage in Washington

This week, Washington United for Marriage, the broad coalition of organizations and advocates working to uphold the freedom to marry in Washington, announced that nearly 200 organizations and leaders representing communities of color in the state are voicing their fervent support for marriage for same-sex couples.

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Marriage Equality – A Priority For Immigrants?

Marriage equality may not be the top priority for many New Yorkers, but even queer immigrant activists agree that its passage would expand civil rights in the state and codify the fundamental dignity of LGBT individuals and their families.

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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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Make marriage equality a New Year’s resolution

Marriage advocates in Australia are calling on marriage equality supporters to make a New Year's resolution to meet their elected representatives at a time when the religious right is organizing a counter campaign to equality.

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Wolfson to visit Guam

Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson will be speaking on Tuesday before the Guam Legislature about marriage equality and the issues surrounding it.

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Poll: 53% of Australians support the freedom to marry

A poll has revealed that a majority of Australians supports marriage for same-sex couples.

Fifty-three per cent of people said they see no reason why unions of same-sex couples should not be legal, according to tomorrow’s Essential Report.

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COMMENTARY: The Athletic Supporter ponders a pro-athlete’s support

Roman Jimenez: "I’d like to thank Antonio Cromartie for his courageous support of a cause I didn’t even know he supported. I want to thank him for being brave enough to stand up for something some of his fellow teammates may well disagree with."

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Tasmania steps forward on marriage

Tasmania has passed state legislation which now recognizes overseas marriages and civil partnerships of same-sex couples.

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Video: What will you lose?

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund: "Anti-gay extremists are working hard to elect candidates who oppose equality for LGBT Americans. If they win in November, these candidates will do everything they can to deny marriage to committed same-sex couples."

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