Record number of LGBT candidates elected to office

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced that more openly LGBT candidates won election to public office in the U.S. in 2010 than in any year in America’s history.

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Victory by Whitman and Cooley in CA could revive Proposition 8 appeal

Whoever wins the California governor's race and the state attorney general's race could determine the future of the freedom to marry, as it winds its way through the courts.

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How Jerry Brown has been fighting for gay rights since long before Prop 8

Carly Schwartz discusses the long pro-gay rights career of California gubernatorial candidate, Jerry Brown, a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality.

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Prop. 8 opponents make arguments to appeals court

Gay rights advocates say a federal appeals court can restore the freedom to marry in California without deciding the constitutionality of the ballot measure that eliminated it - because, they argue, the measure's sponsors have no rights of their own at stake.

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Video: Cuomo vows to make marriage equality “a reality” in New York state

Democratic Candidate for Governor Andrew Cuomo vowed to make marriage equality in New York "a reality" Thursday night while addressing the Empire State Pride Agenda.

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Voice for Equality: Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg is the current Mayor of New York City, and the 10th richest person in the United States, having net worth of US$18 billion in 2010. He is the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg L.P., a financial news and information services media company.

In an October 11, 2010 speech to PFLAG, Mayor Bloomberg said: "Government should not be in the business of telling anyone whom he or she can and cannot love. And believe me: I will fight with you every single day to make that a reality."

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Schwarzenegger expands unemployment benefits for gay couples

On Thursday, Governor Schwarzenegger (a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality) signed the Unemployment Benefits Act (AB 2055), which ensures that same-sex couples in California have access to unemployment benefits.

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Judge who overturned Proposition 8 to retire

Vaughn R. Walker, the federal judge who ruled that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional, will leave the bench at the end of the year for the private sector, the U.S. District Court in San Francisco announced Wednesday.

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Voice for Equality: Joe Shirley Jr.

Navajo President Joe Shirley, Jr. received Equality Arizona’s Barry Goldwater Human Rights Award for speaking out against and vetoing the discriminatory Diné Marriage Act of 2005 that banned marriage for same-sex couples on the Navajo reservation.

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The GOP’s dilemma: Winning over gay rights advocates could mean losing part of its base

As polls show that growing numbers of Americans back greater rights for gay men and lesbians, some well-known Republican figures are calling for the party to shift its stances on such issues.

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