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Supporters Express Frustration As Officials Walk Back Joe Biden’s Marriage Equality Comments

via Amanda Terkel, The Huffington Post Excitement quickly turned to frustration amongst gay rights activists on Sunday after the Obama team walked back Vice President Biden’s remarks on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that seemed to signal his endorsement of marriage equality. When asked by host David Gregory on Sunday whether he is “comfortable with same-sex … Continue reading

New Hampshire House Rejects Gay Marriage Repeal Bill

via Norma Love, The Huffington Post New Hampshire lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have made their state legislature the first one to repeal a gay marriage law, handing gay-rights supporters a key victory in the Northeast, where same-sex marriage is prevalent. The state House voted 211-116 to kill the measure, ending a … Continue reading

Freedom To Marry Pushes DNC To Incorporate Marriage Equality Into 2012 Party Platform

via Amanda Terkel, The Huffington Post An LGBT organization is calling on the Democratic Party to officially support marriage equality, launching a national campaign to get Democrats to enshrine it in the 2012 party platform — even though the head of the party, President Barack Obama, still does not support same-sex marriage. The “Democrats: Say … Continue reading

Washington State Legislature Votes To Approve Same-Sex Marriage

via Tom Watkins, CNN A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Washington State voted Wednesday in favor of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage, putting Washington on the path toward becoming the seventh state in the nation to legalize marriage for gay and lesbian couples. “With today’s vote, we tell the nation that Washington state … Continue reading

Chris Christie: Gay Marriage Referendum Is ‘Bargain Of Their Life’ For Pro-Equality Activists

via The Huffington Post Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) said Thursday that he was offering gay marriage advocates the “bargain of their life” by working to have the issue of equal marriage rights decided through a referendum rather than supporting a bill in the state legislature that would legalize them. “I’ve called upon every Republican in … Continue reading

Gay Marriage Returns To The Political Spotlight As States Face Potential Votes

via Dave Crary, The Huffington Post With a flurry of coast-to-coast developments this week, same-sex marriage is back in the political spotlight and likely to remain there through Election Day as a half-dozen states face potentially wrenching votes on the issue. In Maryland, New Jersey and Washington, bills to legalize same-sex marriage have high-powered support … Continue reading

Big-City Mayors Press For Same-Sex Marriage Rights

via Laura Meckler, Washington Wire The mayors of several big cities, including Chicago, New York, Boston and Los Angeles, are joining together to support same-sex marriage rights, a move that could put additional pressure on President Barack Obama to do the same. The effort is being organized by Freedom to Marry, an advocacy group that … Continue reading

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