9 Senate Democrats who announced their support for the freedom to marry this week

In the past week, nine U.S. Senators have announced their support for the freedom to marry, explaining how their views have evolved and how they have come to understand that now is the time to stand on the Right Side of History.

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10 journey stories: How these political leaders grew to understand why marriage matters

It is important to embrace and celebrate the journey stories of American politicians and political figures. These stories often allow even more Americans to challenge their own perspectives and begin to complete their own journeys. Here are ten great quotes from prominent political leaders who now support marriage for all couples and their families.

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Analysis demonstrates increased and diverse support, isolated opposition for marriage

A new analysis of national polling data and trends on the freedom to marry by two top Democratic and Republican pollsters indicates that the majority national support for marriage for same-sex couples is broadening and diversifying while resistance is diminishing and becoming isolated to just a few narrow demographic groups.

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Political Insiders poll shows huge gains in support for the freedom to marry

A new poll from Political Insiders in The National Journal indicates significant growth in support of ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. 97 percent of Democratic respondents and 27 percent of Republican respondents said that their respective parties should support the freedom to marry.

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Nearly 35,000 Freedom to Marry supporters thank Democrats for historic party platform

Yesterday, Freedom to Marry's Federal Director delivered a letter thanking the Democratic Party for adding a plank supporting the freedom to marry to their official national party platform. Nearly 35,000 Freedom to Marry supporters signed the letter.

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Assistant Democratic Leader signs on to Respect for Marriage Act

This week, Congressman James Clyburn became the 157th member of the House of Representatives to sign on as a cosponsor for the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. He also rounds out the support from the Democratic Leadership in the House.

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President Obama reiterates support for the freedom to marry in DNC speech

In President Barack Obama's speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president, which closed the Democratic National Convention, he continued discussing LGBT issues in what amounts to a historic level of visibility for the LGBT community at a convention for a major U.S. political party.

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How Tuesday’s DNC speaker lineup was the most pro-LGBT ever

The unveiling of the national party platform wasn't the only historic step forward last at last night's convention. We also saw one of the most pro-LGBT, pro-marriage slate of Democratic speakers ever take the stage and talk about how we can make this country better. It was almost unbelievable to see that speaker after speaker after speaker was an outspoken LGBT ally or openly gay or lesbian themselves.

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Thank the Democratic Party for supporting the freedom to marry!

Today, the Democratic Party officially ratified their party platform - their vision for where the future of the United States should be headed on a wide range of policy issues. Now, join us in saying "thank you" to President Obama and the Democratic Party for becoming the first major political party in U.S. history in favor of true and full equality for same-sex couples.

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Record number of LGBT people will participate in Democratic National Convention

When the Democratic National Convention officially kicks off on September 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina, the LGBT community will be represented more prominently than any previous DNC. According to the National Stonewall Democrats, over 530 openly LGBT participants will be official participants at the event.

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