The state of Marriage Equality in 2011

After a 2010 with few marriage equality measures contested outside the courtroom, 2011 will likely see a number of battles state by state across the country.

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Freedom to Marry announces expansion plans

The first high-profile fundraiser of the year for marriage equality provided the occasion Thursday for Freedom to Marry to step forward as the campaign to win marriage nationwide, with plans that include an expanded public education effort and a new presence in Washington, D.C.

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New York Times: Impeachment as intimidation

The New York Times editorial board: "The nation’s democracy and cherished rights rely on keeping court decision-making above the fickle tugs of ordinary politics. Ousting judges to register disagreement with a particular court decision is a dangerous road to go down."

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Maryland set to expand gay rights to include the freedom to marry

Maryland is poised to become the sixth state to legally honor the marriages of same-sex couples as proponents say they believe they have enough support to pass such a measure in the upcoming legislative session.

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Supreme Court nears decision on D.C. marriage equality case

The U.S. Supreme Court could decide as soon as Tuesday whether or not to hear a case seeking to force the District of Columbia to allow voters to decide whether to repeal the city’s marriage equality law.

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Opponents of marriage equality launch $100,000 ad campaign

The local chapter of the National Organization for Marriage plans to launch a $100,000 TV advertising campaign aimed at defeating the legalization of marriage for same-sex couples in Rhode Island.

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Marriage equality isn’t revolutionary. It’s just the next step in marriage’s evolution.

Stephanie Coontz explains how marriage has been radically transformed over time and makes the case that marriage for same-sex couples is simply a logical extension of that transformation.

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Marriage equality bill to be introduced Thursday in Rhode Island

The drive to legalize the freedom to marry in Rhode Island will begin anew on Thursday, with the re-introduction in the House of a bill to honor the marriages of same-sex couples.

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9th Circuit punts key Prop 8 question to California Supreme Court

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel said Tuesday it would not rule on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 until it gets a ruling from the California Supreme Court as to whether Yes on 8 proponents of the initiative have an “authoritative” entitlement to represent the voters who passed the initiative in the appeal in federal court.

Evan Wolfson: "Further delay in restoring the freedom to marry in California is a lamentable hardship on couples, but I am confident that we will regain the freedom to marry in California soon."

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Wolfson/Gallagher ‘Economist’ debate continues - cast your vote today

Freedom to Marry's executive director, Evan Wolfson, and NOM's Maggie Gallagher have been engaged in an online debate on The Economist's website since Monday.

Check out the latest debate comments and cast your vote today.

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