Close Ohio gay-rights vote mirrors national debate

Surveys repeatedly find that young adults, far more so than their elders, support the rights of gays to marry and serve openly in the military.

A Gallup poll earlier this year showed, for the first time, a majority of Americans saying same-sex relations were morally acceptable.

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Nuns blast bishops for their opposition to the freedom to marry

An organization of American Catholic nuns has denounced the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for reiterating its opposition to legalizing marriage for same-sex couples at its annual meeting in Baltimore this week while remaining silent on anti-gay bullying and gay teen suicide.

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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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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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Rejection of Iowa judges over marriage equality ruling raises fears of political influence

Iowa's rejection of three state supreme court justices who ruled in favor of the freedom to marry underscored the growing electoral vulnerability of state judges as more and more are targeted by special interest groups, legal scholars and jurists said Thursday.

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Cicilline victory gives Congress 4th gay member

David Cicilline, the mayor of Providence, R.I., defeated his Republican opponent, John Loughlin, to become the fourth openly gay member of Congress.

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Democratic leader in Iowa Senate vows he’ll block vote on the freedom to marry

Despite sweeping GOP gains in Iowa government Tuesday, one Democratic senator will thwart efforts to allow Iowans a vote on the freedom to marry.

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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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New York judge rejects NOM’s election suit

A federal judge on Monday rejected a challenge to New York state election law brought by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).

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NOM must list RI expenditures

The National Organization for Marriage is free to run political ads in the Rhode Island governor's race but must report how much it is spending, a judge said Thursday.

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