Hey, America, stop changing the marriage equality goalposts

Marriage equality has seen more ups and downs than a soccer game, because America's right wing keeps changing the goalposts.

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How the GOP is saving the freedom to marry

Joshua Green writes about several Republican appointed judges who have had roles in advancing marriage equality: "This makes the Republican pedigrees of the judges moving the freedom to marry toward legality all the more striking, particularly in how it contrasts with conservative outcries about judicial activism."

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Voice for Equality: Scott Stringer

Scott Stringer is a New York Democratic politician and the current Borough President of Manhattan. In 2005, he entered the race to succeed C. Virginia Fields as Manhattan Borough President. On September 13, 2005, he won the Democratic primary against 9 other candidates and was later elected in the November general election. He took office as Borough President on January 1, 2006.

In July of 2010, Mr. Stringer and his fiancée, Elyse Buxbaum, announced they would wed in Connecticut in what they described as a protest of New York’s failure to legalize the freedom to marry.

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Video: Anna Huang and Alison Stocking: First female couple in New York Times ‘Vows” video series

Anna Huang and Alison Stocking, the first female couple featured in the Vows video series, never doubted their love despite all kinds of difficulties.

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Democratic Connecticut Attorney General Candidates pledge to join fight against DOMA

All three Democratic candidates for Attorney General of Connecticut have expressed that they would lend their support to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s federal lawsuit challenging DOMA, while the three Republican candidates in the race are opposed to Connecticut participating in the case.

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Connecticut One Year Later: 2,291 Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

Connecticut Post
November 12, 2009
Gay and lesbian couples celebrating the first anniversary of Conn.'s freedom to marry law reflect on the current state of marriage equality in the nation and predict widespread acceptance of court decisions in favor of marriage for same-sex couples in the future. [Link]

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Celebrations Mark First Anniversary Of Marriage Equality In Connecticut

Hartford Courant
November 13, 2009
Lawyers, lawmakers, LGBT equality advocates and married couples gathered at the Conn. state Capitol Thursday to mark the one-year anniversary of the effective date of the court ruling that legalized marriage equality in the state. [Link]

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Connecticut Marriage Equality: One Year Later

Hartford Courant (CT)
November 12, 2009
Gay and lesbian couples who wed in Conn. after the state Supreme Court overturned the marriage ban discuss how marriage has affected their lives and the evolving state of marriage equality in areas around the nation. [Link]

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Senator Leahy Supports DOMA Repeal

HRC Back Story
July 16, 2009
Senator Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, supports the federal government honoring marriages between same-sex couples. Sen. Leahy: “Well I think now that you have states that are voting for and having marriage equality – Vermont has, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, others, Connecticut – the Defense of Marriage Act is unnecessary, should be repealed.” [Link]

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Couple Travels From Mississippi To Get Married In Connecticut , But Not Without A Hitch

The Hartford Courant
July 5, 2009
When Maureen "Mo" Dupre and Laurie Martin decided to head north to Connecticut from Mississippi to get married, little did they know the obstacles they would face. They lost their wheels, didn't have directions, and couldn't even get a cab. "Once we got married," says Dupre, "everything was kind of easy, and nothing else mattered." [Link]

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