New York State Bar Association unveils 2011 state legislative priorities including marriage equality

Securing marriage equality for same-sex couples is among the top 2011 priorities of the New York State Bar Association's advocacy efforts on behalf of the public and the legal profession.

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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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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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Marriage equality law boosts Mexico City’s gay & lesbian tourism

Gay & lesbian tourism in Mexico's capital has soared since lawmakers legalized the freedom to marry in March.

According to the government's Officinia de Turismo Lesbico-Gay Bisexual y Transexual (LGBT), the city netted nearly half a million dollars (6 million pesos) in the second half of 2010.

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Federally-funded website ignores same-sex couples

The federal government is giving grants to an organization (Twoofus.org) which outrightly practices discrimination and blames it on a government policy.

If eHarmony.com is required by law to include same-sex couples, shouldn’t a federally-funded marriage/relationship website?

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Weddings for same-sex couples boom under Argentina’s new liberal laws

As same-sex couples celebrate marriage rights unique in Latin America, wedding planners are helping them to spend thousands on their big day.

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Obama: “Prepared to implement” DADT, “attitudes evolving” on marriage equality

In and exclusive oval office interview with "The Advocate," President Obama says the Pentagon is "prepared to implement" repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and it will take months not years.

He also says he's “wrestling” with the issue of marriage equality.

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Brazil extends pension benefits to surviving partners in same-sex couples

The Brazilian government announced Friday that committed same-sex couples will now be eligible for the social security pension benefits currently offered to heterosexual married couples.

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Poll results show broad support for gay rights among Texas voters

An overwhelming majority of registered voters in Texas say they support a significant expansion of gay rights, according to the first-ever in-depth statewide poll on LGBT issues.

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Gay rights take center stage in N.Y.

A new phase in the politics of the gay rights movement that could have an even larger impact on the 2012 cycle has begun.

In New York, well-funded gay rights groups will seek to make support for the freedom to marry as mandatory in blue America as allegiance to the Second Amendment is in red America — and to make opposition just as politically suicidal.

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