Federally-funded website ignores same-sex couples

The federal government is giving grants to an organization (Twoofus.org) which outrightly practices discrimination and blames it on a government policy.

If eHarmony.com is required by law to include same-sex couples, shouldn’t a federally-funded marriage/relationship website?

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Make marriage equality a New Year’s resolution

Marriage advocates in Australia are calling on marriage equality supporters to make a New Year's resolution to meet their elected representatives at a time when the religious right is organizing a counter campaign to equality.

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Weddings for same-sex couples boom under Argentina’s new liberal laws

As same-sex couples celebrate marriage rights unique in Latin America, wedding planners are helping them to spend thousands on their big day.

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The path down the aisle

Marriage equality enacted in DC thanks to Mayor, Council and activists; religious opponents rebuffed at every legal level.

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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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Pause for celebration

Without repeal of the Defense of Marriage act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman under federal law, or the passage of the Domestic Partners and Obligations Act, which extends benefits to partners of gay federal employees, the spouses of gay and lesbian troops are ineligible for military benefits.

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Maryland’s marriage push

The prize is the same, but the playing field has improved for activists seeking marriage equality in Maryland over the past three years.

Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson says Maryland is one of the organization's priority states in 2011: ''We absolutely believe it's winnable."

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European marriage equality legal challenge launched today

Eight couples in the U.K. fighting to overturn the twin ban on civil marriages for same-sex couples and civil partnerships for heterosexual couples today launched their joint legal challenge despite a minor setback.

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Obama: “Prepared to implement” DADT, “attitudes evolving” on marriage equality

In and exclusive oval office interview with "The Advocate," President Obama says the Pentagon is "prepared to implement" repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and it will take months not years.

He also says he's “wrestling” with the issue of marriage equality.

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Military Veteran: Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell “A burden off my shoulders”

Minutes after the Senate voted to allow gays to serve openly in the military, Mary Lou Paquette said she felt a weight had been lifted.

Sean Eldridge, the political director of the national Freedom to Marry campaign, likened the ban on serving openly to laws that prohibit marriage for same-sex couples and called military discrimination "one of the cruelest inequalities inflicted on gay Americans by their own government" in a statement released in support of the bill's passage.

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