Marriage Equality: Connecticut does well by doing good

Connecticut's landmark freedom to marry decision has turned out to be a boon for its wedding industry.

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Marriage is being saved by gays—in the District

Jonathan Capehart discusses the dramatic rise in weddings taking place in Washington D.C. since the enactment of the freedom to marry there.

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Editorial: Fair Courts in the Cross-Fire

The New York Times editorial board criticizes campaigns against justices around the country, including an anti-gay campaign against the three Iowa Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of marriage for lesbian and gay couples in the state.

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Mexico City woos same-sex honeymooners

As more governments honor the freedom to marry, officials in Mexico City are hoping to attract a growing part of the tourism market: same-sex honeymoons.

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What Target and the National Organization for Marriage have in common

Michael A. Jones reports on some state races where marriage equality may be an active issue this fall. About the gubernatorial race in Minnesota, where both Target and NOM have put money behind anti-gay candidate Tom Emmer, Jones notes, "today they're [Target] standing on the side of the National Organization for Marriage, instead of on the side that would treat all their customers and employees, regardless of their sexual orientation, with dignity."

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When the bride takes a bride, businesses respond

Kevin Sack profiles a lesbian couple who started Equally Wed, a publication that provides lesbian and gay couples with inclusive resources to plan their weddings.

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NBC changes rules to allow same-sex couples to apply for ‘Today’ ceremonies

After a meeting with gay and lesbian activists on Thursday, NBC's "Today" show said it is changing the rules for its annual wedding contest to allow same-sex couples to apply for a ceremony conducted on morning TV.

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Sending a loud, clear message in Hawaii

Members of a coalition of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups delivered to Gov. Linda Lingle's office yesterday an Equality Hawaii 2009 poll favorable to the civil unions movement, as well as an estimated 7,500 letters, postcards and petition signatures.

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Google adds pay to cover tax on health benefits for same-sex couples

On Thursday, Google began covering a cost that gay and lesbian employees must pay when their partners receive domestic partner health benefits, largely to compensate them for an extra tax that heterosexual married couples do not pay. The increase is retroactive to the beginning of the year.

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NY Lawmakers Back Bereavement Leave for Gays

The New York state Senate passed a bill on Monday that would extend funeral and bereavement protections to lesbian and gay couples in the state.

The bill, which passed the state Assembly earlier this month, goes to Gov. David Paterson for consideration.

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