Affairs of the Heart in the Heartland: Evan Wolfson to Speak in Midwest about Marriage

Freedom to Marry Executive Director Evan Wolfson will be speaking next week at both the University of Michigan and Ohio State University.

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Close Ohio gay-rights vote mirrors national debate

Surveys repeatedly find that young adults, far more so than their elders, support the rights of gays to marry and serve openly in the military.

A Gallup poll earlier this year showed, for the first time, a majority of Americans saying same-sex relations were morally acceptable.

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Record number of LGBT candidates elected to office

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced that more openly LGBT candidates won election to public office in the U.S. in 2010 than in any year in America’s history.

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Editorial: Fair Courts in the Cross-Fire

The New York Times editorial board criticizes campaigns against justices around the country, including an anti-gay campaign against the three Iowa Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor of marriage for lesbian and gay couples in the state.

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A New Kind Of Outing

The Human Rights Campaign and the Courage Campaign this week launched a new Web site, NOMexposed.com, which provides details of some of the backers of the National Organization for Marriage.

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Implicit referendums on the freedom to marry

The few elections going on around the country this year that are substantially about the freedom to marry can be seen as a crude guide on the state of public opinion.

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Sandra Day O’Connor lends support to Iowa pro-marriage equality justices

Three of the Supreme Court justices who struck down an Ohio state law denying the freedom to marry are facing "retention votes" this year, and conservatives are using the ruling against them.

The targeting of the Iowa justices has brought together a group of distinguished legal scholars and jurists who have spoken out in support of the beleaguered justices, among them Sandra Day O’Connor.

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Iowa voters reject divisive tactics, embrace fairness

Freedom to Marry's Public Engagement Program Manager, Megan Kinninger, discusses how Iowans, led by One Iowa, the lead LGBT state organization, continue to defend the freedom to marry.

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Leading Ohio Senate candidates support the freedom to marry

Ohio's leading U.S. Senate candidates support the freedom to marry.

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality) and Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher are vying for the Senate seat now held by Republican George Voinovich, who is retiring. A May 4 Democratic primary will decide who'll battle Republican Rob Portman in November.

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Rep. Tyrone Yates: End Ohio Marriage Equality Ban

Cincinatti Enquirer
November 12, 2009
Ohio state Rep. Tyrone K. Yates wants voters to decide on May 4 whether to repeal the state's ban on marriage equality. Yates: "The nation does seem to be at a different place on domestic partner benefits and civil unions. It's causing us economic and social harm in our ability to attract and keep people here.'' [Link]

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