A change of heart on marriage equality

Susan Cover reports on the events that led Maine Governor John Baldacci to change his views on the freedom to marry.

Baldacci: "...it [marriage equality] turned a lot of hearts and minds and it represents where we are going to be headed."

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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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Obama: “Prepared to implement” DADT, “attitudes evolving” on marriage equality

In and exclusive oval office interview with "The Advocate," President Obama says the Pentagon is "prepared to implement" repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and it will take months not years.

He also says he's “wrestling” with the issue of marriage equality.

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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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N.Y. Marriage: Hey, you never know

There is work to be done in 2011, but marriage equality advocates are betting on improved odds with a Republican senate majority in New York State.

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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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Cartoon/Column: Gays in military, marriage equality are inevitable

Future Americans will look back on this moment with disdain, wondering why anyone would have thought it made sense to deny gays and lesbians the opportunity to serve their country in battle.

And, not only that, but generations to come will also find it curious that those who hold the institution of marriage sacred fought so hard to keep homosexuals from becoming old married folks.

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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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Poll results show broad support for gay rights among Texas voters

An overwhelming majority of registered voters in Texas say they support a significant expansion of gay rights, according to the first-ever in-depth statewide poll on LGBT issues.

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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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