DOMA Hearing Only Two Days Away

This Wednesday, the first-ever congressional hearings on repealing the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will occur, featuring a few witnesses who we are already familiar with.

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City of Cambridge Pays Stipends to Married Same-sex Spouses to Offset Unfair Tax

The city of Cambridge has decided to pay a stipend to public employees with same-sex spouse to cover the additional tax such employees are saddled with if they cover their spouse under their employer-provided health insurance. Cambridge is the first municipality in the country to attempt to offset this additional, unjust tax placed on same-sex couples because of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond Calls on Maryland to Pass Marriage

As the legislature debates a marriage bill this week, Bond points out the negative effect that marriage discrimination has on African-American families.

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“Now is the time for Iowans to stand up and be on the right side of history”

Iowa's Senate Majority Leader explains why he won't let the state take away the freedom to marry, and its biggest newspaper calls on Iowans to follow his leadership.

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Freedom to Marry’s Sean Eldridge on Marriage – Personal and Political

In an interview on Swirl Radio, Freedom to Marry Political Director Sean Eldridge spoke about the state of the marriage movement in America, as well as his own recent engagement to Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.

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Barbara Bush, marriage equality & Obama

Jonathan Capehart makes the case for President Obama conducting a "series of under-the-radar meetings to help him in the 'evolution' of his stance and thinking on marriage for same-sex couples."

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Two Iowa Senate democrats say loyalty to Gronstal trumps support for marriage amendment

A handful of Senate Democrats who would be the deciding votes on an amendment to ban marriage equality said Tuesday they won't join minority Republicans to force a vote this year.

Barring a change of heart, that means the effort to allow a public vote on a constitutional amendment to ban the freedom to marry is dead in the Iowa Legislature this session.

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Freedom to Marry Commends Governor Quinn on Signing Civil Union Bill, Calls for Next Step

A statement from Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, on today’s signing of the Illinois Religious Freedom Protections and Civil Unions Act by Governor Quinn.

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Married Gay Troops won’t be recognized after DADT Repeal

A gay service member marrying will no longer be grounds for discharge after “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” is repealed, but federal law will keep the military from recognizing the marriage, officials said on Friday.

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Video: Iowa Democratic Chair urges lawmakers not to be distracted by marriage ban

Retaining the jobs we have and creating new ones, that's what Iowa's Democratic Chair says the state's lawmakers should be focusing on, not banning marriage equality.

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