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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A Maryland General Assembly word cloud

James Buck and Elizabeth Flock present a word cloud with marriage equality being prominent among the issues likely to be addressed by the Maryland General Assembly.

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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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Miss New York adopts gay rights platform in Miss America Pageant

Instead of sticking to something safe, Miss New York Claire Buffie will be championing gay rights as part of her campaign to become the next Miss America.

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Op-Ed: End the impeachment war on judges

Bert Brandenburg: "For more than 200 years, a safety barrier has protected our nation's courts and our democracy. No matter how controversial the case or unpopular the ruling, no state or federal judge has been impeached for an opinion issued from the bench."

"In the next few months, that may change. The fight is being waged by political operatives in Iowa, but every state should be watching."

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Rhode Island tip sheet: marriage equality smackdown

A summary of the status of marriage equality legislation in Rhode island in 2011. The battle kicked off yesterday when state Representative Art Handy and state Senator Rhoda Perry introduced marriage equality bills.

Evan Wolfson: “We are certainly very hopeful.”

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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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Marriage equality bill to be introduced Thursday in Rhode Island

The drive to legalize the freedom to marry in Rhode Island will begin anew on Thursday, with the re-introduction in the House of a bill to honor the marriages of same-sex couples.

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NM Attorney General: Out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples will likely be valid in NM

Attorney General Gary King says out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples will likely be valid in New Mexico.

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