Marriage Equality Measure Passes Without Debate at American Bar Association House of Delegates Meeti

ABA Journal
August 3, 2009
The ABA policy-making House of Delegates passed by an overwhelming voice vote a resolution calling on Congress to repeal a section of the Defense of Marriage Act that denies federal marital benefits and protections to lawfully married same-sex couples. Despite the sometimes controversial nature of the freedom to marry, no one spoke in opposition to the measure itself. [Link]

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OP-ED: Obama Said ‘I Don’t.’ He May Just Mean It.

The Washington Post
August 2, 2009
James Kirchick writes about how some people seem to not accept that President Obama does not support full marriage equality: "People cannot conceive that such a cosmopolitan and eloquent man as Obama would disagree with them on an issue that they consider a no-brainer." [Link]

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Census 2010 to Include Data on Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

The Washington Post
August 3, 2009
The Census Bureau will for the first time publicly release the number of marriages of same-sex couples reported in a decennial census, as it plans to release raw data about same-sex relationships in the 2010 headcount. The decision reverses a Bush-era policy that prohibited the release of the data. [Link]

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Representative Nadler: “The Time for Dumping DOMA is Long Overdue.”

AMERICAblog Gay
July 27, 2009
Joe Sudbay discusses Rep. Jerry Nadler's (D-N.Y.) introduction of legislation to repeal DOMA. Nadler: "For my part, I have long objected to DOMA as unfair and unconstitutional, and I am working toward a legislative solution that will ensure security and equality for all American families." [Link]

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Why Bill Clinton Told Me He Supported Marriage Equality (AUDIO)

The Huffington Post
July 21, 2009
Two weeks ago, I had a conversation with Bill Clinton about marriage equality, and by a combination of assertiveness and dumb luck, I may have pushed the national dialogue a bit farther along. Evan Wolfson, executive director of the Freedom to Marry coalition, suggests we should start asking elected officials,
Will you join the voices who have spoken up even in the past few weeks, ranging from Dick Cheney, to Bill Clinton, including the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National Education Association, and the Episcopal Church?
It's now time to start thinking of marriage equality as an issue that is not only politically tenable, but commonplace. [Link]

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Opinion: Twisted arguments against equality

The Washington Blade
July 19, 2009
Michael Guest comments that gay rights opponents have mastered the art of perverting America’s founding principles while our civil rights, and those of our families, hang in the balance. [Link]

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NOM Arrives In D.C. To Try and Keep Discriminatory DOMA

On Top Magazine
July 16, 2009
The nation's most vocal opponent of marriage equality has opened an office in the nation's Capitol to fight for the discriminatory so called Defense of Marriage Act or "DOMA." The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has been vociferous in its opposition to the freedom to marry victories this spring in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. The group says it will use its D.C. office to “stop any attempt to repeal” the anti-gay "DOMA" law which blocks marriages of gay couples from being recognized at the federal level. [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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Video: Sotomayor on Marriage Equality

365 GAY
July 16, 2009
Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, addresses Senate questions on marriage equality.





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Bill Clinton Now Supports Marriage Equality

San Francisco Chronicle
July 14, 2009
Guess who now favors same sex marriage? The godfather of the "Defense of Marriage Act", Bill Clinton. "President Clinton's support for the freedom to marry has evolved over time, and shows the power we each have when we talk about why marriage matters to the people we know and help them rise to fairness," said Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry. [Link]

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