Sen. John Kerry: Tauro ruling on DOMA should stand

Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, Senator Kerry: "Congress made a horrible mistake passing DOMA in 1996, and we’ve lived with the destruction and pain it has caused for the last 14 years. Now it’s time—long past time—to make DOMA history once and for all."

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How the GOP is saving the freedom to marry

Joshua Green writes about several Republican appointed judges who have had roles in advancing marriage equality: "This makes the Republican pedigrees of the judges moving the freedom to marry toward legality all the more striking, particularly in how it contrasts with conservative outcries about judicial activism."

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Koppelman: The so-called Defense of Marriage Act’s Achilles heel

Andrew Koppelman discusses how the recent Massachusetts federal court finding that DOMA violates the Constitution's equal protection clause could be accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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States rule

If you believe the courts offer the best route for getting rid of bans on the freedom to marry, then you should be saying “I-told-you-so.” In Boston last Thursday, a district court judge overturned part of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), declaring unconstitutional its ban on federal recognition of marriages of same-sex couples that are legal at the state level.

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Editorial: Marriage equality sanity

Los Angeles Times editorial board: The judge deciding the Proposition 8 case should recognize that the arguments advanced against the freedom to marry fall short.

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Voice for Equality: Gayle King

Gayle King is editor-at-large for "O, The Oprah Magazine" and is the best friend of Oprah Winfrey. She has previously worked as a television news anchor and talk show host. King was also instrumental in the planning and creation of the Legends Weekend. In September 2006, King began to host "The Gayle King Show" on XM Satellite Radio.

On her radio show on Friday, July 9, 2010, King expressed her support for marriage equality and the previous day's marriage ruling in Massachusetts.

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Editorial: Redefining Marriage

The New York Times editorial Board applauds last week's marriage ruling in Massachusetts.

"For 14 years, as states, courts and many Americans have begun to change their minds on the subject, the federal government has clung to its official definition of marriage as only between a man and a woman. On Thursday, a federal judge in Massachusetts finally stood up and said there was never a rational basis for that definition."

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Amid Mass. rulings on the freedom to marry, Proposition 8 case could have larger effect

As both sides await news of a likely appeal in the Massachusetts marriage ruling from last week that could eventually lead to the Supreme Court, they are keeping an eye on California. A federal judge in San Francisco is expected to rule any day on whether voters in that state were within their rights when they supported a 2008 ballot initiative that banned marriage equality.

That decision could have major reverberations around the country and also end up before the nation's highest court.

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Lawyer argues MA rulings support CA case against Prop 8

Theodore Olson, one of the attorneys for two couples challenging California's ban on the freedom to marry, told a federal judge in San Francisco on Friday that two rulings by another U.S. judge in Boston Thursday provide "compelling support" for their case.

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White House silent on Massachusetts freedom to marry ruling

A key part of a law denying married gay couples federal benefits has been thrown out the window in Massachusetts, the first state to legalize the freedom to marry.

The ball now lies in the White House's court, which must carefully calculate the next move by an administration that has faced accusations it has not vigorously defended the law of the land.

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