Suits on Marriage Equality may force Administration to take a Stand

President Obama has balanced on a political tightrope for two years over the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the contentious 1996 law barring federal recognition of marriages of same-sex couples.

Now, two new federal lawsuits threaten to snap that rope out from under him.

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Bob Kerr: Life gets better when a daughter gets married

Bob Kerr reports on Tony and Sylvia DeLuca will go to the State House to testify in support of the bill legalizing marriage equality in Rhode Island.

Kerr: "They attended the wedding of their daughter Luisa to her partner Brenda Harvey last June in Provincetown, Mass., where marriage is as it should be — a matter of love and commitment between two people."

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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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How anti-marriage amendments keep America in the past

Josh Bell comments on a new Human Rights Campaign report about increasing support for marriage equality in polls across the country and the sad fact that five states with majority support for the freedom to marry are saddled with anti-marriage amendments passed years ago.

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Senate Democrats in Iowa vote down push for ban on freedom to marry

A motion by Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson to suspend the Senate’s rules to allow a vote on a constitutional ban on the freedom to marry was defeated early Thursday morning on a party-line vote.

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House marriage equality bill in Maryland gets 58 sponsors

Maryland House Majority Leader Kumar Barve today submitted the House plan to legalize marriage for same-sex couples -- a proposal backed by 58 delegates who have signed on as co-sponsors.

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Marriage equality arguments: This is about rights, speakers say

A passionate debate took place at a legislative meeting in Iowa on Monday about a proposal that could ultimately eliminate the freedom to marry in Iowa.

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“Nothing says family like the word marriage”

For Maryland couple Chris Williams and Juan McCoy, family definitely comes first.

But as a gay couple, Chris and Juan can't get married in their home state.

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Marriage equality supporters urge California Supreme Court to reject federal appeals court request

An attorney for same-sex couples hoping to overturn Proposition 8 in federal court urged the California Supreme Court on Tuesday to reject a federal appeals court request to determine whether state law gives initiative sponsors legal authority to defend ballot measures.

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Maryland lawmakers expected to act on marriage equality

Maryland appears poised this year to expand the rights of same-sex couples, with the state legislature considering proposals on full marriage benefits as well as a compromise plan that would establish civil unions.

"This is about loving couples," Sean Eldridge, political director for the New York-based advocacy group Freedom to Marry, told lawmakers and supporters Tuesday at an event in Annapolis to promote gay marriage legislation.

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