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Jane Lynch, Ellen DeGeneres and more sign letter to Obama to kick off same-sex marriage campaign

Publication: Los Angeles Times

Author: Christie D'Zurilla

Publish Date: March 14th, 2011

Celebs and VIPs including Jane Lynch, Anne Hathaway and Ellen DeGeneres kicked off the "Say I Do" campaign Monday with a letter to President Obama asking him for clarity on the topic of same-sex marriage and urging him to support an end to "exclusion from marriage."

VIDEO: Freedom to Marry President Evan Wolfson Debates Anti-Gay Activist on MSNBC

Publication: MSNBC

Author: MSNBC

Publish Date: March 10th, 2011

Freedom to Marry's President Evan Wolfson appeared on MSNBC with Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council to discuss the decision by GOP House leaders to defend DOMA in court.

Cuomo vows to pass same-sex marriage

Publication: Metro

Author: Alison Bowen

Publish Date: March 9th, 2011

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo strategized with gay marriage activists yesterday in an effort to legalize same-sex marriage in New York State.

Former MassEquality ED Marc Solomon joins Freedom to Marry

Publication: Bay Windows

Author: Hannah Clay Wareham

Publish Date: March 1st, 2011

Marc Solomon, former executive director of MassEquality, has joined national LGBT organization Freedom to Marry as National Campaign Director.

Freedom to Marry Buys National Ads

Publication: The Advocate

Author: Julie Bolcer

Publish Date: February 28th, 2011

Freedom to Marry has announced the launch of Why Marriage Matters, a $10 million national public education campaign that will use TV ads to increase majority support for marriage equality over the next three years.

Shift on Gay-Marriage Law Will Affect Array of Policies

Publication: Wall Street Journal

Author: Geoffrey A. Fowler and Evan Perez

Publish Date: February 25th, 2011

The Obama administration's decision to no longer back the Defense of Marriage Act won't immediately enable married gay couples to receive federal benefits, but is already shaping battles in the courts and in Congress that could affect a range of government policies.

Is DOMA Dead?

Publication: The Nation

Author: E. J. Graff

Publish Date: February 25th, 2011

For those who saw only the headlines, the immediate question was: is DOMA, the 1996 law limits marriage, for purposes of the federal government, to one man and one woman, dead? The short answer: no. For now, two women or two men who are married in their home states are still single for the purposes of taxes, Social Security benefits, immigration and all other federal legal matters. Although DOMA is clearly on life support, it is still the law, and it will be until Congress repeals it or a higher federal court declares it unconstitutional. (Congress itself can defend DOMA against ongoing court challenges, and outside groups can petition to intervene on DOMA’s behalf.)

BREAKING NEWS: Maryland Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill

Publication: SDGLN Staff

Author: San Diego Gay and Lesbian News

Publish Date: February 24th, 2011

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Freedom to Marry and the Human Rights Campaign, which all worked for the freedom to marry in Maryland, released a joint statement today calling on the House of Delegates to follow suit and send the marriage bill to the governor, who has promised to sign it into law.

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