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MN Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Gets Bipartisan Support

MN Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Gets Bipartisan Support
State Senator Branden Petersen (R – Andover) is preparing to co-sponsor bipartisan legislation in Minnesota that would ensure that same-sex couples have the freedom to marry.
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IL Senate Passes Marriage Equality, Will the House Follow Suit?

IL Senate Passes Marriage Equality, Will the House Follow Suit?
With a vote of 34-21, the Illinois Senate passed HB 4963 Thursday, moving Illinois same-sex couples and their families one step closer to the freedom to marry. Lambda Legal celebrates the vote and urges the Illinois House of Representatives to follow.
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Mayors for the Freedom to Marry Hits 300th Signature

Mayors for the Freedom to Marry Hits 300th Signature
Mayors for the Freedom to Marry hit 300 mayors from 32 states and the District of Columbia Thursday, nearly quadrupling in size since its launch.
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IL Court Denies Motion to Stay Marriage Cases

IL Court Denies Motion to Stay Marriage Cases
Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division denied a motion to stay the cases brought by Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Illinois seeking marriage for same-sex couples. The motion attempted to delay any action in the case pending decisions in two federal marriage cases up for review in the SCOTUS: United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry.
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MN Governor Calls for Marriage Equality

MN Governor Calls for Marriage Equality
Governor Mark Dayton has said he would sign a law making same-sex marriage legal in Minnesota. Wednesday night, he went a step further and advocated for the Minnesota legislature to take action on the controversial issue.
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Marrige Equality Win in UK House of Commons

Marrige Equality Win in UK House of Commons
Lawmakers voted 400 to 175 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in Britain Tuesday. Prime Minister David Cameron was a staunch supporter of the bill, along with the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats party.
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'Gomer Pyle' Marries His Lifelong Male Partner

'Gomer Pyle' Marries His Lifelong Male Partner
Jim Nabors, the Hawaii resident well known for his starring role in the 1960s television sitcom "Gomer Pyle, USMC," married his longtime male partner early this month.
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Antiquated Argument: Family Research Council Opposes SCOTUS Marriage Cases

Antiquated Argument: Family Research Council Opposes SCOTUS Marriage Cases
Well, it appears the Family Research Council and the Thomas More Society of Chicago won’t be invited to any gay weddings in 2013…
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Chris Christie's Civil Rights Crossroads

Chris Christie's Civil Rights Crossroads
As a member of the minority of sane and rational members of his party, Governor Christie needs to "evolve" and allow marriage equality to become the inevitable norm that it will be here in New Jersey.
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IL Marriage Equality Bill Reintroduced in New Legislative Session

IL Marriage Equality Bill Reintroduced in New Legislative Session
Bills legalizing same-sex marriage were introduced in the new session of the Illinois General Assembly Wednesday. Proponents of equal marriage rights had hoped for a vote during the lame duck session but it did not happen.
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