Mexican same-sex couples gain more rights

Based on an earlier Supreme Court ruling saying all Mexican states must recognize a marriage performed in Mexico City, a lower court ruled last week that same-sex couples may register as a couple with the national social security system.

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Marriage equality isn’t revolutionary. It’s just the next step in marriage’s evolution.

Stephanie Coontz explains how marriage has been radically transformed over time and makes the case that marriage for same-sex couples is simply a logical extension of that transformation.

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A Maryland General Assembly word cloud

James Buck and Elizabeth Flock present a word cloud with marriage equality being prominent among the issues likely to be addressed by the Maryland General Assembly.

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Wolfson/Gallagher ‘Economist’ debate concludes with lopsided win for marriage equality

The "Economist" debate between Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson and NOM's Maggie Gallagher concluded with almost two thirds of the online votes being 'yes' for marriage equality being legalized.

We thank those who voted and encourage everyone to keep having conversations and sharing your perspectives.

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NH Op-Ed: Focus on budget, not marriage

Nashua Telegraph: "Reviving the marriage equality issue now distracts lawmakers in New Hampshire from more important matters and could throw hundreds of married couples into a legal limbo for months, if not years."

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State Department deletes ‘Mother, ‘Father’ from forms for more correct ‘Parent One, ‘Parent Two’

No more "Mother" and "Father" for the Obama administration's State Department.

The department has announced that it is replacing the traditional parental designations on its passport applications (see above) with the more contemporaneously correct "Parent One" and "Parent Two."

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Cicilline becomes 4th openly gay Congress member

David Cicilline, the former mayor of Providence, was sworn in Wednesday afternoon, along with the other members of the 112th Congress.

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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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Op-Ed: End the impeachment war on judges

Bert Brandenburg: "For more than 200 years, a safety barrier has protected our nation's courts and our democracy. No matter how controversial the case or unpopular the ruling, no state or federal judge has been impeached for an opinion issued from the bench."

"In the next few months, that may change. The fight is being waged by political operatives in Iowa, but every state should be watching."

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Rhode Island tip sheet: marriage equality smackdown

A summary of the status of marriage equality legislation in Rhode island in 2011. The battle kicked off yesterday when state Representative Art Handy and state Senator Rhoda Perry introduced marriage equality bills.

Evan Wolfson: “We are certainly very hopeful.”

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