Is marriage becoming less of a political wedge issue?

In the wake of the marriage victory in New York and six national polls saying a majority of Americans favor the freedom to marry, the issue is also gaining ground among political insiders.

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Poll: Majority of Americans Oppose DOMA

The survey also found that a majority are against the decision by the House GOP leadership to defend the law in court, now that the Obama administration won't.

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States Update: Vote Delayed in MD, Calls to Let Marriage Resume in CA, Encouraging Polls in IA & NC

Two Maryland House members hold up the marriage bill vote, and California's Attorney General asks the federal appeals court to lift its order putting the Prop 8 decision on hold.

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New Hampshire Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Marriage

The survey finds that 62% oppose a bill that would take away the freedom to marry in the state.

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The Marriage Generation Gap

Freedom to Marry's New Media intern Joe Girton takes a closer look at the rising tide of support for marriage among younger people.

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Freedom to Marry’s Sean Eldridge on Marriage – Personal and Political

In an interview on Swirl Radio, Freedom to Marry Political Director Sean Eldridge spoke about the state of the marriage movement in America, as well as his own recent engagement to Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.

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Barbara Bush, marriage equality & Obama

Jonathan Capehart makes the case for President Obama conducting a "series of under-the-radar meetings to help him in the 'evolution' of his stance and thinking on marriage for same-sex couples."

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Two Iowa Senate democrats say loyalty to Gronstal trumps support for marriage amendment

A handful of Senate Democrats who would be the deciding votes on an amendment to ban marriage equality said Tuesday they won't join minority Republicans to force a vote this year.

Barring a change of heart, that means the effort to allow a public vote on a constitutional amendment to ban the freedom to marry is dead in the Iowa Legislature this session.

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Eric Hartley: Still waiting for ‘the real thing’

While many gay or lesbian couples from Maryland got married in Washington, D.C., after that city legalized same-sex marriage last year, Barry Kessler and David Hankey have waited. The Arnold couple was a bit wary of a D.C. marriage. The Maryland attorney general says the state can recognize out-of-state marriages, but what if it didn't for some reason?

But the real reason they're waiting is less legal and more profound: They want "the real thing," as Hankey put it.

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RFK Jr. for N.Y. Marriage Equality

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. joined the fight for marriage equality in a video released Thursday for the Human Rights Campaign’s New Yorkers for Marriage Equality series.

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