Miss New York adopts gay rights platform in Miss America Pageant

Instead of sticking to something safe, Miss New York Claire Buffie will be championing gay rights as part of her campaign to become the next Miss America.

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‘Economist’ debate between Wolfson/Gallagher scheduled for January 3, 2011

An online debate between Freedom to Marry's executive director, Evan Wolfson, and Maggie Gallagher of The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) will take place on January 3rd 2011.

You can register for free at "The Economist" to be notified when the debate begins.

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Wolfson to visit Guam

Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson will be speaking on Tuesday before the Guam Legislature about marriage equality and the issues surrounding it.

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WGBH Lab calls for stories of gay rights movement

"American Experience" and the WGBH Lab are launching an open call for stories of the modern gay rights movement.

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NOM’s Gallagher mocks pro-marriage equality Catholics

Gallagher: "Don’t pat yourselves [Catholics who support the freedom to marry] on the back for how brave you are," she said. "It takes courage to go into the public square and defend the church’s teachings on marriage."

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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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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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Video: Cynthia Nixon speaks out for marriage via Fight Back New York

Freedom to Marry voice for equality, Cynthia Nixon: "Albany is learning quickly that we mean business, one senator at a time."

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Dueling bus rallies travel Iowa for judge retention vote

National conservative groups rolled out the "Judge Bus" tour on Monday. They plan to visit 45 counties over four days urging Iowans to vote 'no' on retaining the justices up for retention who supported the freedom to marry in Iowa. Meanwhile, supporters of the three judges will launch their own tour, "Homegrown Justice". They will also organize bus stops throughout the state countering the conservative voices.

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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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