President Obama supports marriage, opposes discrimination in ballot campaigns

Today, a spokesperson for the Obama campaign issued a statement about the president's support for the ballot campaigns to win marriage in Maine, Maryland, and Washington. The campaign has already spoken out against a ballot measure in Minnesota.

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New radio advertisements in Maryland urge people to vote FOR Question 6

Today, Marylanders for Marriage Equality released a new radio spot urging listeners to support the freedom to marry at the ballot. Freedom to Marry invested $100,000 in the Vote For 6 campaign to support the airing of the new advertisement and a previously announced radio spot featuring NAACP Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond.

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A 29 year partnership: Why marriage in MD matters to Jo and Teresa

For Jo and Teresa, who have been together for 29 years, the freedom to marry in Maryland really does matter. Beyond the necessary protections that marriage would provide, they know that Maryland is their home. "It's significant that our children were born here," Teresa said. "It's significant that this is where we've made our home. We are part of this community and we want to be treated equally here."

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As their first anniversary approaches, Bobbi and Jen hope marriage passes in Maryland

In November, Marylanders will be asked to uphold the freedom to marry, for all loving and committed couples, a law that was signed by the governor in March. Bobbi and Jen Buchman, who married in a "non-legal" ceremony in Maryland in November 2011, are one of the couples who will be affected by the vote. Read their story and find out why marriage matters to them.

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Volunteer with Drive for Marriage to help win marriage at the ballot!

You can help win marriage at the ballot by donating your time and effort to Drive for Marriage. The program is the newest way you can contribute to United for Marriage, our joint partnership with the Human Rights Campaign and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to mobilize volunteers for the ballot states.

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TV ads highlighting Question 6’s protections for religious freedom air in Maryland

Both ads feature African-American pastors emphasizing that Question 6 would allow for civil marriages between same-sex couples and that religious freedom would still be protected; that is, churches and religious institutions could still refuse to perform marriages for same-sex couples.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg pushes for the freedom to marry in Maryland

This month, the campaign to win marriage for same-sex couples in Maryland is getting an all-star push from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In addition to supporting the campaign with a sizable donation, Mayor Bloomberg has been advocating on behalf of Maryland couples through emails and other communications.

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NAACP Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond records radio ad for marriage in Maryland

In the ad, Dr. Julian Bond, who served for 11 years as Chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and now serves as the organization's Chairman Emeritus, asks Maryland voters to vote FOR Question 6.

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Make sure your friends in ME, MD, MN and WA are registered to vote!

Election Day is approaching fast: There are fewer than 28 days until November 6, when voters in four states - Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington - will vote on marriage-related ballot initiatives. The voter registration deadlines and procedures are a little bit different in each state.

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Maryland editorial calls for Republicans to support the freedom to marry

Last week, Jason Papanikolas, the chairman of the Republican Central Committee for Prince George's County in Maryland, published an editorial in the local Maryland newspaper, The Gazette. In the editorial, Papanikolas argues that Republicans across the state of Maryland should support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

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