Gay FL couple together 29 years: We’re “disgusted” we can’t marry

They've been together 29 years. They own a house together in Seminole Heights. They even have wedding rings.

But Andy Turek, 72, and Eddie Sherotski, 57, are not legally married.

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Illinois state lawmakers could take up civil unions this week

The Illinois General Assembly this week could consider legislation to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples, giving them many of the same legal rights as married people.

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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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How Washington State Justice Richard B. Sanders Lost It

In a year that saw a conservative resurgence elsewhere, Washington voters ousted a sitting state supreme court justice, Richard B. Sanders, who in 2006 sided with the conservative wing of the state court by ruling that Washington's ban on the freedom to marry is justified and should continue.

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Chafee’s election renews hope for R.I. marriage equality movement

Following the recent gubernatorial election of self-proclaimed gay-rights champion Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14, the 2011 political stage is finally set for the passage of a freedom to marry bill in Rhode Island.

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No more excuses—it’s time to OK civil unions

The Chicago Sun Times editorial board suggests Illinois politicians embrace a little "love and civility" as they consider a civil union bill for same-sex couples which will likely face a vote during the state Legislature's brief veto session that begins on Tuesday.

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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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A New Hampshire Shotgun Wedding

The Republican Party won super-majorities in both houses of the New Hampshire State House on election day.

Marty Favor explains how this has changed he and his partner from planning a traditional wedding, to scrambling around to prepare for a shotgun one.

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Editorial: A Blow to the Courts

The New York Times editorial board: "Like the rest of this year’s political campaign, state judicial elections were awash in cash and blaring attack ads. The spectacle raises legitimate doubts about the impartiality of even the most respected judges."

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Radio: Rosie O’Donnell on Evan Wolfson and the freedom to marry

Rosie O'Donnell called in to Michaelangelo Signorile's radio show yesterday as part of a discussion on why marriage is important for the LGBT community.

She mentioned a meeting with Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson and a personal legal experience from her past as experiences that opened her eyes to the importance of marriage equality.

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