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WATCH: Freedom to Marry Ads Feature Wyoming Republican Alan Simpson

WATCH: Freedom to Marry Ads Feature Wyoming Republican Alan Simpson
National gay-rights group Freedom to Marry will air ads this week in Washington, DC, Colorado, Oklahoma and Wyoming featuring former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson, a Wyoming lawmaker long identified in American politics with western conservativism who makes the case in the ad for gay marriage.
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Gay Marriage: No, Colorado Is Not the Next New Jersey

Gay Marriage: No, Colorado Is Not the Next New Jersey
New Jersey moved from same-sex civil unions to gay marriage in a flash. It will be a longer road for Colorado. Although Colorado legalized civil unions in 2013, a 2006 amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage stands in the road like a high hurdle.
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Defense Secretary Hagel Plans Benefits for Same-Sex Military Spouses, But None for Couples

Defense Secretary Hagel Plans Benefits for Same-Sex Military Spouses, But None for Couples
The Defense Department is planning to extend comprehensive benefits to same-sex spouses in the military, though this may interfere with plans for same-sex couples that were already in the pipeline. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel claims the latter aren't needed if the former are in place.
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Lolita C. Baldor
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VIDEO: Grieving Widow Denied Basic Federal Benefits

VIDEO: Grieving Widow Denied Basic Federal Benefits
Even though the Morgans were legally married in New Hampshire, the so-called Defense of Marriage Act doesn’t allow the military to recognize their marriage. Now, in the wake of her family’s loss, Karen Morgan faces financial uncertainty amid her grief, because she is not eligible for survivorship benefits she needs to care for their five-year-old daughter.
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Huntsman Hotties Join Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry Group

Huntsman Hotties Join Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry Group
Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry announced a new campaign manager and 20 new members of its leadership committee, including three of former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman’s daughters.
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Republicans Under Age 30 Support Marriage Equality

Republicans Under Age 30 Support Marriage Equality
Fifty-one percent of Republicans under age 30 support the freedom to marry, according to a meta-analysis of national polling data and trends on the freedom to marry by Dr. Jan van Lohuizen, George W. Bush's 2004 lead pollster, and Joel Benenson, President Barack Obama's lead pollster in 2008 and 2012.
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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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