WATCH: Marriage advocate Richard Carey prepares for bike ride across America

Last weekend, Richard Carey kicked off his 53-day bike journey across the United States. He'll be biking to raise funds for Freedom to Marry and raise awareness about why marriage matters to same-sex couples nationwide.

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A powerful new marriage advocate emerges in Minnesota’s business sector

John Taft, chief executive of RBC Wealth Management in Minneapolis, is leading the charge against an anti-gay marriage amendment in Minnesota by pitching "the business case" for speaking up.

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Minnesotans United for All Families receives a diverse range of endorsements

In the past few weeks, Minnesotans United for All Families, the coalition working to oppose an anti-gay ballot initiative in the state, has racked up a wide range of endorsements. From the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education to General Mills to the Governor of Minnesota, the state's residents are speaking out to oppose writing discrimination into the state constitution.

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Faith communities in Minnesota collaborate to oppose anti-gay marriage amendment

In Minnesota, a diverse array of faith communities are joining together in opposition of a ballot initiative that seeks to prohibit the freedom to marry in the state.

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Sons of Minnesota governor offer $200,000 challenge grant for MN United

Andrew, Eric, and Cornelia Dayton are pitching into Minnesotans United for All Families, a coalition of organizations dedicated to defeating an anti-gay marriage amendment at the ballot in November. The Daytons, the sons of Minnesota mayor Mark Dayton, are offering a $200,000 challenge grant for the coalition.

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Polling continues to demonstrate impact of President Obama’s support for marriage

Nearly a month after President Barack Obama voiced his support for the freedom to marry, polls across the country continue to demonstrate the positive impact that his statement has had on public opinions on marriage.

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Minnesotans United for All Families release moving new video

This week, Minnesotans United for All Families released "Freedom," a new video illustrating why the freedom to marry is important for same-sex couples.

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Update: State organizations using marriage momentum for ballot campaigns

Four states facing 2012 ballot campaigns concerning the freedom to marry are gearing up for November, using the momentum from last week's historical announcement from President Obama to galvanize supporters.

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11 State Democratic Party Chairs endorse freedom to marry plank

Today 11 State Democratic Party chairs from across the country joined in support of a freedom to marry plank in the party’s national platform. The chairs include John Burton (CA), Jay Jacobs (NY), John Walsh (MA), Ken Martin (MN), Meredith Wood Smith (OR), Boyd Richie (TX), Jake Perkinson (VT), Mike Tate (WI), Dwight Pelz (WA), Jon Wisniewski (NJ), and Joan Wagnon (KS).

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President Obama opposes Minnesota’s anti-gay amendment

Today, President Barack Obama's campaign announced opposition to the anti-gay constitutional amendment that would ban marriage for same-sex couples in Minnesota, calling the measure "divisive and discriminatory."

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