Maryland’s marriage push

The prize is the same, but the playing field has improved for activists seeking marriage equality in Maryland over the past three years.

Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson says Maryland is one of the organization's priority states in 2011: ''We absolutely believe it's winnable."

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D.C. files Supreme Court brief defending marriage

D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles and other city attorneys have urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to take a case filed by a local minister seeking to overturn the city’s marriage equality law.

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Colorado lawmaker plans to introduce civil-unions bill

A state lawmaker plans to introduce a bill next year that would make Colorado the fourth state to recognize civil unions.

Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, said he believes the majority of Coloradans support civil unions and oppose gays being treated unfairly.

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Stephen Colbert v. David Boies

It was Stephen Colbert versus David Boies on the subject of the freedom to marry last night on the Colbert Report in what was a very funny interview.

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Vander Plaats’ actions in Iowa self-serving

The WCF Courier's editorial board points out that after scoring a victory of sorts when Iowa voters decided not to retain three Iowa Supreme Court justices last month, Bob Vander Plaats is at it again.
,br/>This time he's calling for the remaining four justices to step down from the state's high court. His request is in response to the court's unanimous April 2009 ruling that effectively legalized the freedom to marry in Iowa.

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Rekha Basu: So much for the old civics rules

Iowa has been giving the country an odd civics lesson, one that seems to defy the rules you learned in school about honoring the respective roles of branches of government, and keeping religion and politics out of the judicial process.

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Op-Ed: Every day that passes brings broader acceptance of the freedom to marry in Maryland

The Baltimore Sun Editorial Board: "...the path toward legalizing the freedom to marry here looks clearer than ever — not because of any extraordinary event, or landmark court case, or massive protest march, but because one by one, Marylanders have grown comfortable with the idea that homosexuality is no reason to deny someone’s fundamental rights.

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With Democratic gains in state Senate, Maryland poised to approve marriage equality

A majority of senators on a key committee in Maryland now favor legalizing the freedom to marry, making it increasingly likely that the state will join five others and the District in allowing such unions.

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Will of voters should not guide judges

The Des Moines Register Editorial Board: Judges should never be discouraged from protecting the rights of minorities based on popular opinion of the electorate.

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Voice for Equality: The Rev. Jesse Jackson

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as shadow senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson called into the community gathering at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse hosted by Marriage Equality USA on Monday and shared extensive remarks in support of marriage equality and Judge Walker's Prop 8 ruling.

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