Andrew Cuomo installed; David Paterson to become a marriage equality activist?

As Andrew Cuomo was installed as New York's 56th governor on Saturday, outgoing David Paterson suggested he'll become a marriage equality advocate.

As a candidate, the 53-year-old Cuomo said he wanted to be the governor that signs a freedom to marry bill into law.

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Voice for Equality: Gov. John Lynch of NH

John Lynch is the current governor of New Hampshire. He was first elected in 2004 and has been re-elected every two years since.

Although originally opposed to a freedom to marry law in New Hampshire, Gov. Lynch signed a marriage equality bill into law on June 3, 2009, making New Hampshire the fifth state in the U.S. to allow such unions. In response to newly-elected republican majorities in both state houses expressing a commitment to eliminate the marriage law in the upcoming legislative session, Gov. Lynch has remained steadfast in stating he will veto any such discriminatory measure.

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‘The Economist’ debate: Single-sex marriage

Opening statements by Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson and NOM's Maggie Gallagher along with "The Economist" moderator's opening remarks in online debate.

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Oregon gay couple’s Christmas letter urges neighbors to talk about marriage equality

Dan and Marcos German-Domingues sent out a Christmas card with a special message this year.

The couple sent out hundreds of letters to their neighbors asking them to take a moment during the holiday season to think and talk about an issue close to their hearts — marriage equality.

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Weddings for same-sex couples boom under Argentina’s new liberal laws

As same-sex couples celebrate marriage rights unique in Latin America, wedding planners are helping them to spend thousands on their big day.

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A change of heart on marriage equality

Susan Cover reports on the events that led Maine Governor John Baldacci to change his views on the freedom to marry.

Baldacci: "...it [marriage equality] turned a lot of hearts and minds and it represents where we are going to be headed."

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Pause for celebration

Without repeal of the Defense of Marriage act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman under federal law, or the passage of the Domestic Partners and Obligations Act, which extends benefits to partners of gay federal employees, the spouses of gay and lesbian troops are ineligible for military benefits.

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Obama: “Prepared to implement” DADT, “attitudes evolving” on marriage equality

In and exclusive oval office interview with "The Advocate," President Obama says the Pentagon is "prepared to implement" repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and it will take months not years.

He also says he's “wrestling” with the issue of marriage equality.

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Judge hears federal worker’s spousal benefits case

Lawyer Karen Golinski has spent the past 19 years working for a federal appeals court based in San Francisco.

So finding herself seated in court Friday as the plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking health insurance coverage for her same-sex partner was disturbing and strange, she said.

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Letter to Editor: Get involved to protect our rights and freedom

A New Hampshire resident notes that although economic issues were what Republicans ran on during the recent election season, the majority of the more than 900 recent New Hampshire bills that have been filed deal with non-budgetary social issues like repealing marriage equality.

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