A New Kind Of Outing

The Human Rights Campaign and the Courage Campaign this week launched a new Web site, NOMexposed.com, which provides details of some of the backers of the National Organization for Marriage.

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Opponents of freedom to marry file suit to allow unlimited campaign spending in Rhode Island

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is seeking to head off the legalization of the freedom to marry in Rhode Island by seeking the right to spend thousands of dollars on TV and radio ads for and against candidates for governor and the General Assembly, free from the state’s contribution limits and “extensive reporting requirements.”

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Cicilline wins RI primary for Kennedy seat

Providence Mayor David Cicilline won a contentious Democratic primary to succeed Rep. Patrick Kennedy. If elected in November, Cicilline would become the fourth openly gay member of Congress.

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Gay candidates for Congress draw interest, hope

Just three of the 535 members of Congress are openly gay, but two candidates hope to inch that number up to five this year: David Cicilline, who is running to succeed fellow Democrat Patrick Kennedy in Rhode Island, and Democrat Steve Pougnet, who's trying to knock Republican Mary Bono Mack out of her seat in California.

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What Target and the National Organization for Marriage have in common

Michael A. Jones reports on some state races where marriage equality may be an active issue this fall. About the gubernatorial race in Minnesota, where both Target and NOM have put money behind anti-gay candidate Tom Emmer, Jones notes, "today they're [Target] standing on the side of the National Organization for Marriage, instead of on the side that would treat all their customers and employees, regardless of their sexual orientation, with dignity."

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Poll: Rhode Island voters support the freedom to marry

The majority of Rhode Island voters support legal recognition of the freedom to marry in the state for the first time.

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Freedom to Marry’s Summer for Marriage tour ends week one in strong fashion

NOM’s turnout grows sparer with each day while excitement grows at each stop on Freedom to Marry’s Summer for Marriage tour.

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Serious legal hurdles for divorce of same-sex couples

It's only been two months since the District of Columbia legalized the freedom to marry, but local attorney Lawrence Jacobs is already cautioning his clients: Marriage may be allowed, but divorce will be much harder to do.

While the District and five states have legalized marriage equality and consequently allow divorces, granting divorces to same-sex couples elsewhere is often murky. As married same-sex couples cross into states that explicitly ban or don't recognize the freedom to marry, they face a dilemma.

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New pro-marriage Video produced by GLAD and Marriage Equality Rhode Island (MERI)

Five families are the subjects of a new video produced by GLAD and Marriage Equality Rhode Island (MERI).

"Valuing All Families: Marriage Equality in Rhode Island" is a new tool in the campaign to end marriage discrimination in the Ocean State.

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Rhode Island gubernatorial hopefuls publicly back the Freedom to Marry

Three major candidates running for governor of Rhode Island have promised to support and sign a bill honoring marriages of same-sex couples if elected.

General Treasurer Frank Caprio and Attorney General Patrick Lynch, both Democrats, and former Sen. Lincoln Chafee, who is running in November as an independent, made the pledge at a Statehouse rally organized by Marriage Equality Rhode Island on Wednesday before more than 200 people.

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