Catholic lawmakers backing marriage equality

Elected officials who are Catholic are stepping up to support marriage equality—often despite heavy-handed tactics by the Catholic hierarchy.

Political figures know that Catholics in the electorate continue to grow in their acceptance of marriage equality for LGBT people.

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New York State Bar Association unveils 2011 state legislative priorities including marriage equality

Securing marriage equality for same-sex couples is among the top 2011 priorities of the New York State Bar Association's advocacy efforts on behalf of the public and the legal profession.

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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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Wolfson/Gallagher ‘Economist’ debate concludes with lopsided win for marriage equality

The "Economist" debate between Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson and NOM's Maggie Gallagher concluded with almost two thirds of the online votes being 'yes' for marriage equality being legalized.

We thank those who voted and encourage everyone to keep having conversations and sharing your perspectives.

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State Department deletes ‘Mother, ‘Father’ from forms for more correct ‘Parent One, ‘Parent Two’

No more "Mother" and "Father" for the Obama administration's State Department.

The department has announced that it is replacing the traditional parental designations on its passport applications (see above) with the more contemporaneously correct "Parent One" and "Parent Two."

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New Rhode Island governor calls for marriage equality

The newly-elected governor of Rhode Island has used his first speech to urge the legalization of the freedom to marry:

"When marriage equality is the law in Rhode Island, we honor our forefathers who risked their lives and fortune in the pursuit of human equality. Rhode Island today must be as welcoming to all as [founder] Roger Williams intended it to be. Mark my words, these two actions will do more for economic growth in our state than any economic development loan."

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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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Two Men and Two Babies

Neil Patrick Harris and partner David Burtka share stories and pictures of their new twins, Harper Grace and Gideon Scott, in the new issue of "People" magazine.

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2011 R.I. Assembly: Expect a battle on marriage equality among other issues

The drive to legalize the freedom to marry — among other items — has set the stage for months of late-night hearings and high-stakes battles in the Rhode Island State House.

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Outside groups prepare for marriage fight in New Hampshire

The Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., has vowed to do "whatever it takes" to repeal marriage equality in New Hampshire. Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders in Boston is promising to do "whatever it takes" to stop them.

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