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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NOM fights state election laws to run anti-gay ads

The Washington, D.C.-based National Organization for Marriage has filed several lawsuits around the country, inspired in part by a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year that made it easier for corporations and unions to spend money in elections.

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Voice for Equality: Laura Ricketts

Laura Ricketts is co-owner of the Chicago Cubs and CEO of Ecotravel.com. Ricketts is also a board member of Lambda Legal and the Housing Opportunities for Women organization.

Ricketts' ownership stake in the Cubs is uniquely noteworthy because it makes her the first openly gay owner of a major-league sports franchise.

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Video: Alec Baldwin PSA in support of the freedom to marry

Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, Alec Baldwin, appears in a video for Fight Back New York in support of marriage equality for New York state.

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