Marriage is being saved by gays—in the District

Jonathan Capehart discusses the dramatic rise in weddings taking place in Washington D.C. since the enactment of the freedom to marry there.

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Portia DeGeneres, Traditional Wife To A Wife

A Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner granted Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, Portia de Rossi's request to take the last name of her partner during a closed hearing Thursday. The television star will now legally be known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres.

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Actress Kelly McGillis weds longtime girlfriend

Kelly McGillis, the actress, and Melanie Leis, a sales executive, were joined in a civil union last Wednesday in Collingswood, N.J.

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The Best Two Women Could Do

Ariel Kaminer profiles Jenna Glazer and Elise Bacolas, a New York lesbian couple who recently registered as domestic partners in order to receive health care protections.

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Report: Marriages of same-sex couples strikingly similar to other marriages

Iowa’s 18-month experience with marriages of same-sex couples has revealed striking similarities to traditional marriage and no discernible harm to it, according to an IowaWatch study.

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Add Values to Rights to Achieve Marriage Equality

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards: "Rev. Janie Spahr's trial gives us all the opportunity to see that two men or two women, in their profound love and commitment for one another, can exemplify all the qualities we cherish in marriage."

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Voice for Equality: Roger Ebert

In the August 27, 2010 entry of his Journal in the "Chicago Sun-Times", film critic Roger Ebert makes a case for the freedom to marry by telling a personal story of his mother supporting a lesbian couple in their desire to get married back in the 1970s: "Public opinion is perceived to be shifting on the topic [marriage equality]. It seems odd to me that on this issue, Barack Obama is more conservative than Dick Cheney, George Bush and my mother."

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New legal strategy for opponents of freedom to marry

Michael Lindenberger discusses the legal brief filed by Charles Cooper, the lead attorney for California's defense of Proposition 8: "Cooper's brief reveals a strategy that looks like nothing if not a plan to proceed as if the trial didn't happen."

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San Francisco Chronicle: Stay of Prop. 8 ruling jilts equality

The San Francisco Chronicle editorial board criticizes the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals stay on Judge Vaughn Walker's Prop 8 ruling: "[T]he three-judge appellate panel's ruling will allow this two-tiered system to endure until at least December. There will be no rush to the altar, no rush to remedy an entrenched wrong. History is on hold."

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All Mexican states must recognize marriages of same-sex couples performed in Mexico City

Mexico's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that all 31 states must recognize same-sex marriages performed in the capital, though its decision does not force those states to begin marrying gay couples in their territory.

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