Barbara Bush, marriage equality & Obama

Jonathan Capehart makes the case for President Obama conducting a "series of under-the-radar meetings to help him in the 'evolution' of his stance and thinking on marriage for same-sex couples."

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Marriage equality supporters urge California Supreme Court to reject federal appeals court request

An attorney for same-sex couples hoping to overturn Proposition 8 in federal court urged the California Supreme Court on Tuesday to reject a federal appeals court request to determine whether state law gives initiative sponsors legal authority to defend ballot measures.

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Mayor Cory Booker speaks about the freedom to marry

Newark Mayor Cory Booker quotes Martin Luther King in explaining his support for the freedom to marry. Mayor Booker's remarks were made at a Freedom to Marry reception on January 13, 2011.

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NH Op-Ed: Focus on budget, not marriage

Nashua Telegraph: "Reviving the marriage equality issue now distracts lawmakers in New Hampshire from more important matters and could throw hundreds of married couples into a legal limbo for months, if not years."

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Cicilline becomes 4th openly gay Congress member

David Cicilline, the former mayor of Providence, was sworn in Wednesday afternoon, along with the other members of the 112th Congress.

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Pro-LGBT officials sworn into office in California

California state officials recently sworn into office include: Attorney General, Kamala Harris, Governor Jerry Brown, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Victoria Kolakowski, and Betty Yee, a member of the California Board of Equalization. Harris: "And in the spirit of Earl Warren, we are going to fight for the civil rights of every Californian – to worship as you will ... to live and work where you choose ... and to marry the person you love."

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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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Voice for Equality: Gov. John Lynch of NH

John Lynch is the current governor of New Hampshire. He was first elected in 2004 and has been re-elected every two years since.

Although originally opposed to a freedom to marry law in New Hampshire, Gov. Lynch signed a marriage equality bill into law on June 3, 2009, making New Hampshire the fifth state in the U.S. to allow such unions. In response to newly-elected republican majorities in both state houses expressing a commitment to eliminate the marriage law in the upcoming legislative session, Gov. Lynch has remained steadfast in stating he will veto any such discriminatory measure.

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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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Voice for Equality: Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel is an American politician and former White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama.

On December 10, 2010, Mr. Emanuel gave an interview in which he expressed his support for the repeal of DADT, the repeal of DOMA and the passage of ENDA.

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