Double Dose of DOMA Challenges

The Defense of Marriage Act is due for a two-pronged attack on Tuesday, as two separate organizations and sets of lawyers, representing different plaintiffs, plan to file lawsuits in federal court challenging the federal definition of marriage.

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Record number of LGBT candidates elected to office

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced that more openly LGBT candidates won election to public office in the U.S. in 2010 than in any year in America’s history.

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Don’t Deport Henry: Repeal DOMA Now

On August 29, Henry Velandia and Josh Vandiver were married in Montville, Connecticut. But now because of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, Henry-- who was born in Venezuela and moved to the U.S. in 2002-- may soon face deportation. Sign our petition calling on President Obama to stop tearing apart loving and committed couples like Henry and Josh by fulfilling his pledge to repeal DOMA

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Freedom to marry law gives a boost to wedding business

Wedding businesses were just as excited as equal rights groups when marriage equality became legal in the Granite State earlier this year.

It opened up a new market during one of the worst economic periods the country has ever seen.

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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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Freedom to marry law an economic boon for CT

On Oct. 10, 2008, the Connecticut Supreme Court legalized marriage for same-sex couples, and since then an estimated 2,500 gay and lesbian couples have traveled here to be joined, generating what one economist calculates has been a $40 million stimulus for restaurants, hotels, wedding photographers and caterers.

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Gallagher, Wolfson debate the freedom to marry

Evan Wolfson ’78, founder and executive director of Freedom to Marry, and Maggie Gallagher ’82, former president of the National Organization for Marriage, joined about 250 students and guests in Sudler Hall for a YPU debate titled “Resolved: Same-Sex Couples Should be Allowed to Marry.”

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Wolfson and Gallagher debate the Freedom to Marry Wed. at Yale

Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson and Maggie Gallagher, of NOM and Institute for Marriage, will debate the following: "Resolved: Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry" on Wednesday at Yale.

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Opinion: Outside agitators

Tim Rutten criticizes out-of-state groups and individuals, such as the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage and prominent Utah Mormon, Alan Ashton, that have inserted themselves in campaigns against marriage equality in Iowa and California.

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Poll: Rhode Island voters support the freedom to marry

The majority of Rhode Island voters support legal recognition of the freedom to marry in the state for the first time.

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