Senator Jack Reed will cosponsor DOMA repeal

Hours after President Barack Obama announced his support for the freedom to marry, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) pledged to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act.

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11 State Democratic Party Chairs endorse freedom to marry plank

Today 11 State Democratic Party chairs from across the country joined in support of a freedom to marry plank in the party’s national platform. The chairs include John Burton (CA), Jay Jacobs (NY), John Walsh (MA), Ken Martin (MN), Meredith Wood Smith (OR), Boyd Richie (TX), Jake Perkinson (VT), Mike Tate (WI), Dwight Pelz (WA), Jon Wisniewski (NJ), and Joan Wagnon (KS).

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Newest cosponsors to Respect for Marriage Act are leading members of Congressional Black Caucus

The newest cosponsors to the Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 1116) are two leaders within the Congressional Black Caucus.

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House leaders join call for freedom to marry plank in 2012 National Democratic Platform

Pressure continues to mount on the Democratic Party to adopt a freedom to marry plank in the 2012 Party Platform, as half a dozen Democratic Congressional leaders signed on to our Democrats: Say I Do campaign today

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One year after introduction, DOMA repeal bill keeps gaining new cosponsors

It's been one year since the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), was introduced in Congress and 365 days later, support for ending federal marriage discrimination is at an all-time high. Just this week Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Hansen Clarke (D-MI) and Steve Cohen (D-TN) became the latest members of Congress to sign on as cosponsors of the bill.

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22 Senators endorse freedom to marry plank in 2012 National Democratic Platform

Today, the Washington Blade reported that 22 senators have joined a growing number of politicians and advocates who have endorsed including a freedom to marry plank in the Democratic Party’s 2012 national platform.

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New Obama for America co-chairs endorse freedom to marry plank in 2012 National Democratic Platform

Today, Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Representative Charles Gonzalez (D-TX), all co-chairs of President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, have joined a growing number of elected officials and more than 28,000 voters who have endorsed a freedom to marry plank in the Democratic Party’s 2012 national platform.

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NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman endorses freedom to marry plank in 2012 Democratic Platform

In a letter today to the Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his support for a freedom to marry plank in the 2012 platform.

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UPDATE: Russ Feingold supports freedom to marry plank

Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold is the second Co-Chair of Barack Obama's reelection campaign to endorse a freedom to marry plank in the 2012 Democratic Party Platform today.

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NH Senator Shaheen announces support for marriage plank in Democratic Platform

Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced she is joining Freedom to Marry in urging the Democratic Party to include a freedom to marry plank in the 2012 Party Platform.

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