Ousted Iowa judges to receive Kennedy Profile in Courage Award

Three years after the unanimous Iowa Supreme Court decision affirming the freedom to marry, three former justices ousted in a retention election following the ruling will receive the prestigious 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Monday, May 7. Caroline Kennedy will present the award to former Iowa Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and Justices David Baker and Michael Streit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

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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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States Update: Vote Delayed in MD, Calls to Let Marriage Resume in CA, Encouraging Polls in IA & NC

Two Maryland House members hold up the marriage bill vote, and California's Attorney General asks the federal appeals court to lift its order putting the Prop 8 decision on hold.

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Iowa Bill Tries to Bypass State Supreme Court’s Marriage Ruling

House lawmakers introduced a bill that would stop gay couples from getting married in the state – but it doesn't have the support of the Republican leadership.

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Watch: Iowa Teen Zach Wahls on Ellen

Zach Wahls, the amazing 18 year old who passionately defended the his two moms and the freedom to marry in Iowa, appeared today on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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VIDEO: Iowa Grandmother Defends Her Son’s Freedom to Marry

In a heartfelt video, the 80-year Iowan old talks about her own personal journey to acceptance, and her dismay at the current efforts to pass an anti-marriage amendment in Iowa.

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“Now is the time for Iowans to stand up and be on the right side of history”

Iowa's Senate Majority Leader explains why he won't let the state take away the freedom to marry, and its biggest newspaper calls on Iowans to follow his leadership.

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Letter to an Iowa Legislator from an Old Neighbor

A lesbian from Iowa writes to a lawmaker co-sponsoring the state's anti-marriage amendment. But the writer isn't just a voter – she's the legislator's former neighbor and babysitter.

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VIDEO: Interview with Iowa Teen Who Spoke Against Anti-Marriage Amendment

The moving video of 19-year old Zach Wahls addressing the Iowa House has gotten over one million views online in just a few days. In a new interview, he and his mothers talk about why marriage is important to their family.

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Must-Watch Video: college student tells Iowa House why marriage matters to his family

One of the more than 100 people who spoke at Monday's Iowa House hearing on a proposed anti-marriage amendment was 19-year old Zach Wahls – watch this video to find out why his stirring testimony is going viral.

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