The Message From Iowa

Evan Wolfson: "The National Organization for Marriage's insidious attack on the independent judiciary should give us all pause."

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View From Washington

Despite the first two years of the Obama administration leaving progressives dissatisfied, Evan Wolfson points out: '"Even if we can’t get the political advances, we have a tremendous opportunity to do the public engagement work that absolutely needs to be done in order to lay the foundation for the defensive fights we might have to endure and for when the political climate changes."

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Victory by Whitman and Cooley in CA could revive Proposition 8 appeal

Whoever wins the California governor's race and the state attorney general's race could determine the future of the freedom to marry, as it winds its way through the courts.

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How Jerry Brown has been fighting for gay rights since long before Prop 8

Carly Schwartz discusses the long pro-gay rights career of California gubernatorial candidate, Jerry Brown, a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality.

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Christian and Jewish clergy voice support for freedom to marry ruling

A dozen Christian and Jewish clergy offered support Wednesday for a U.S. District Court ruling in August that found California’s ban on marriage equality unconstitutional.

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Prop. 8 opponents make arguments to appeals court

Gay rights advocates say a federal appeals court can restore the freedom to marry in California without deciding the constitutionality of the ballot measure that eliminated it - because, they argue, the measure's sponsors have no rights of their own at stake.

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San Francisco tells CA Appeals Court Prop 8 Is ‘Peculiarly Irrational’

The city of San Francisco told a federal appeals court Monday that "Proposition 8 is peculiarly irrational under California law."

Lawyers for the city made the argument in a brief asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold an August ruling in which U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker struck down California's ban on marriage equality.

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Poll: Support for the freedom to marry grows in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach voters' support of allowing gay couples to marry has increased since the passage of Proposition 8 in 2008 according to our new LBPOST.com/Probolsky Research poll among likely Long Beach voters.

The poll found that 57.8% of likely Long Beach voters would legalize the freedom to marry and 32.3% oppose with 6.5% undecided.

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Will Obama appeal DOMA court rulings?

President Obama’s commitment to repealing the Defense of Marriage Act is likely to come under enhanced scrutiny next week when the U.S. Justice Department announces its decision on whether or not it will appeal federal court rulings against the statute.

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Solmonese: Awaiting the Grand Gesture

With the White House not answering direct questions about marriage and DOMA, all Americans are left waiting.

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