With Democratic gains in state Senate, Maryland poised to approve marriage equality

A majority of senators on a key committee in Maryland now favor legalizing the freedom to marry, making it increasingly likely that the state will join five others and the District in allowing such unions.

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Voice for Equality: The Rev. Jesse Jackson

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as shadow senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson called into the community gathering at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse hosted by Marriage Equality USA on Monday and shared extensive remarks in support of marriage equality and Judge Walker's Prop 8 ruling.

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Freedom to Marry’s Michael Crawford among nominees for NOI’s ‘‘Most Valuable Organizer’’ award

The New Organizing Institute will hold its Roots Camp conference, in Washington DC on Dec. 11th and 12th.

The three nominees who have received the highest number of online votes for "Most Valuable Organizer" will then be voted on by attendees to select a winner.

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The freedom to marry a plus for travel

Since only five states in the country and Washington D.C. legally recognize the freedom to marry, gays and lesbians who don’t live in one of those places, must travel to tie the knot.

This means an uptick in travel and tourism to those five states and the nation’s capital.

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Same-Sex Couple Walks Down Aisle in Texas, Gets E-Married in D.C.

In a story first posted here last Thursday, a gay couple in Texas recently got married by an official in Washington D.C. via Skype.

Yesterday, Fox News spoke to Freedom to Marry Political Director, Sean Eldrige, about the marriage.

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Marriage equality in Maryland by spring?

Openly gay Maryland State Sen. Richard Madaleno (D) is "guardedly optimistic" about the possibility the state legislature will pass a marriage equality bill in its next 90-day session, which runs from January to mid-April of next year.

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Video: Dallas marriage ceremony of same-sex couple Skyped

Mark Reed and Dante Walkup tied the knot last month in Dallas because they found a loophole that makes it OK.

While their boots were planted at the W Hotel in Dallas, an officiate in the District of Columbia legalized their union through Skype.

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Maryland lawmaker makes history with win

Mary Washington is not only a newly elected Maryland state legislator, who won her seat as a Democrat in the 141-member House of Delegates on Nov. 2. She is also only the second out black lesbian elected to statewide office in the nation.

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Former MassEquality Exec. Dir. joins Freedom to Marry

Former Executive Director of MassEquality, Marc Solomon, will join Freedom to Marry as a Senior Consultant November 4, 2010.

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David and Sam get married

Keith Berner reports on a wedding that recently took place in Washington D.C. - "the utter joy of the event was transcendent" - although the happy couple still faces heavy challenges due to the federal government not recognizing their marriage.

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