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  • Polling in Maryland shows growth in support among black voters

    Hart Research Associates published a new poll today out of Maryland that finds majority support for the freedom to marry, with significant growth among black voters. 54 percent of voters said they would vote to uphold the freedom to marry at the ballot in November.

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  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi and 83 representatives push for protections for binational couples

    Yesterday, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and 83 additional members of Congress sent a letter to the Obama administration urging the President to take formal action on a statement he made last year about working to protect binational same-sex couples.

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  • Congressmen Thompson, Barber and Reyes cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act

    Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) joined recent sponsors Ron Barber (D-AZ) and Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) as cosponsors for the Respect for Marriage Act last week. The Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act's legislation that currently prohibits federal recognition of marriages between same-sex couples, continues to gain support from elected officials - specifically Democrats.

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  • Olympics Spotlight: Which countries are ‘gold medal’ on marriage?

    The Olympic Games are one of the few occasions in our world that are truly global, bringing together people from every country to support each other and understand our connections across the globe. It's also a time to reflect on international support for the freedom to marry, and celebrate countries where same-sex couples have had the freedom to marry for months, years, or in the case of the Netherlands, an entire decade. Here, we take a look at seven countries that win the figurative "gold medal on marriage."

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  • Proposition 8 supporters file brief asking Supreme Court to uphold CA marriage ban

    Supporters of California's Proposition 8, the November 2008 citizens' initiative that overturned the freedom to marry in California, filed a brief on Tuesday asking the Supreme Court to revisit the case and uphold the ban on marriage in the state. In the new brief, ProtectMarriage.com says that the court was wrong in determining that there was no legitimate government purpose for Prop. 8 during its review last February and are asking justices to hear their plea.

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  • U.S. District Court judge finds DOMA unconstitutional in ‘Pedersen v. OPM’

    Today, U.S. District Court Judge Vanessa L. Bryant ruled that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act's Section 3, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional. The decision comes as the U.S. Supreme Court continues to receive many formal requests in a number of different cases to take a stance on whether or not DOMA is constitutional.

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  • New poll shows strong support for the freedom to marry among Democrats

    A new poll from the Pew Research Center demonstrates huge majority support for the freedom to marry. Almost two-thirds of Democrats surveyed in the nationwide poll said they favor legal marriage for same-sex couples, and only 29 percent said they are opposed.

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  • Vietnam to discuss legislation providing the freedom to marry

    Officials from Vietnam's Justice ministry announced plans to consider the freedom to marry on Sunday. The Justice ministry will have until May to draft a proposal where the National Assembly will need to grant majority approval during their spring congress for the proposal to become a law.

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  • Viacom, Amazon and Microsoft advocate for and contribute to marriage campaigns

    This week, media conglomerate Viacom joined the ranks of Google, CBS, Zynga, Levi Strauss and others in filing court briefs opposing the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, while influential business leaders contribute record donations to the freedom to marry campaign. Amazon and Microsoft leaders have also contributed to the marriage campaign with hefty monetary donations.

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  • New York City councilman Jimmy Van Bramer marries partner of 13 years

    This weekend, wedding bells rang for Jimmy Van Bramer and Dan Hendrick, Queens residents who have been together for 13 years. Van Bramer, who has lived in Queens his entire life, has served on the New York City Council since 2009. The couple married on Saturday night in Long Island City.

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