Winning marriage, one young voter at a time

If young people want to change the world and help win marriage, look no further than local your polling location!

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David and Sam get married

Keith Berner reports on a wedding that recently took place in Washington D.C. - "the utter joy of the event was transcendent" - although the happy couple still faces heavy challenges due to the federal government not recognizing their marriage.

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Will you marry us, Virginia?

Melissa Castro writes about proposing to her partner and discusses Virginia, which does not have a marriage law that is inclusive of lesbian and gay couples.

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Gauging support for the freedom to marry at primary polls

Equality Maryland said Tuesday that it would be asking primary voters about the freedom to marry -- grassroots outreach that the gay-rights group hoped would put it in touch with hundreds of voters.

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Maryland governor suggests he would sign freedom to marry bill

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley on Thursday suggested that he would sign a bill supporting the freedom to marry if he was reelected and such a bill passed the state's General Assembly.

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Josh Olson: Enough already with the marriage equality thing

Josh Olson dissects the arguments those opposed to the freedom to marry often use. In this case the arguments come from Bishop Harry Jackson, the Christian pastor from Maryland who has led the anti-marriage equality movement in Washington D.C.

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Another day in the Summer for Marriage – another 300 conversations

Managing Director Scott Davenport shares his experiences on the Maryland leg of Freedom to Marry's Summer for Marriage. The dialogue there was positive and plentiful.

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Washington Post: D.C. marriage ruling is a victory for all minority groups

The Washington Post editorial board says the D.C. Court of Appeals on Thursday provided an important and welcome victory for the freedom to marry.

But its decision in Jackson v. D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics is likely to have significance far beyond the realm of gay rights.

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Voice for Equality: Annapolis mayor Josh Cohen

Josh Cohen is an American Democratic politician who was elected on Nov. 3, 2009, as mayor of Annapolis. Cohen, a Democrat, gained 46.5 percent of the vote to defeat Republican nominee David Cordle (40.5 percent) and independent candidate Chris Fox (13 percent). Cohen, who served previously on the Anne Arundel County Council (District 6) and the Annapolis City Council (Ward 8), succeeded Ellen O. Moyer as Annapolis' chief executive on Dec. 7, 2009.

In a move toward marriage equality in Maryland, Mayor Cohen extended benefits in June of 2010 to the same-sex partners of city workers, including access to medical plans.

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Gay rights group: “Maryland is next!”

An e-mail message sent Tuesday from Equality Maryland, the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights group says it is assembling "Action Teams" to mobilize pro-freedom to marry voters to get to the polls in November.

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