Activists: Mormon beliefs factor in LGBT struggles

In a faith where the traditional family is deeply woven into theology and where there is seemingly no line between religion and culture, the potential losses for LGBT Mormons who come out can be devastating.

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Freedom to marry law gives a boost to wedding business

Wedding businesses were just as excited as equal rights groups when marriage equality became legal in the Granite State earlier this year.

It opened up a new market during one of the worst economic periods the country has ever seen.

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One man’s fight for a freedom to marry law

David Wilson shares the experiences that led him to be one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit that made marriage equality legal in Massachusetts.

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Freedom to marry law an economic boon for CT

On Oct. 10, 2008, the Connecticut Supreme Court legalized marriage for same-sex couples, and since then an estimated 2,500 gay and lesbian couples have traveled here to be joined, generating what one economist calculates has been a $40 million stimulus for restaurants, hotels, wedding photographers and caterers.

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After the Summer FOR Marriage, What’s Next for Marriage Equality?

In a guest post on Human Rights Campaign's "NOM Exposed" website, Freedom to Marry comments on NOM's anti-gay summer tour and on what still needs to be done to move marriage equality forward.

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Opponents of freedom to marry file suit to allow unlimited campaign spending in Rhode Island

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is seeking to head off the legalization of the freedom to marry in Rhode Island by seeking the right to spend thousands of dollars on TV and radio ads for and against candidates for governor and the General Assembly, free from the state’s contribution limits and “extensive reporting requirements.”

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Jane Lynch on marriage and growing up a lesbian

Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, Jane Lynch, appeared on the Larry King Live show Thursday and discussed her marriage and what it was like growing up a lesbian.

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GLAAD’s Jarret Barrios on getting divorced

In an emotional op-ed piece in the Boston Globe, GLAAD President Jarret Barrios writes about getting divorced from his husband.

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Poll: Rhode Island voters support the freedom to marry

The majority of Rhode Island voters support legal recognition of the freedom to marry in the state for the first time.

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Opinion on the freedom to marry appears to be shifting at accelerated pace

In April, 2009, when we last took a survey of marriage equality polls, we found that support for it had converged somewhere into the area of 41 or 42 percent of the country. Now, it appears to have risen by several points, and as I reported yesterday, it has become increasingly unclear whether opposition to the freedom to marry still outweighs support for it.

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