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July 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Hear Prop. 8 Case
The proponents of Proposition 8 are asking the United States Supreme Court to reconsider the decision that ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional. Video and more details.
Video: Chick-fil-A Protests Increase and More News
The Chick-fil-A saga continues, Washington marriage equality supporters get a big donation and more news on this week's Marriage News Watch.
Through Thick and Thin: Thom and Jeff’s Love Story
When Jeff Tabaco and Thom Watson of Daly City, California, met nine years ago, it was a meeting of the minds before it was a meeting of the hearts, but it became a long-lasting love.
Battleground State Profile: Washington
Billionaire founder of Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, pledged to donate $2.5 million to help pass a marriage equality initiative in Washington State. Here's a run-down of efforts to secure the freedom to marry in the Evergreen State.
Battleground State Profile: Minnesota
We continue our four-part series profiling states facing marriage ballot measures by taking a look at Minnesota, which already has a law on the books that prevents gay and lesbian couples from getting married.
Battleground State Profile: Maryland
For the second installment in a four-part series about states with marriage equality ballot initiates, we look at Maryland. Find out about the history of marriage efforts in the state, current polling and what you can do.
Battleground State Profile: Maine
This November, voters in four states will consider marriage equality. In a four-part series, we look at the history of efforts in each state with a marriage ballot measure, current polling and how you can get involved. First up: Maine.
Rep. Barney Frank and Dustin Lance Black to Attend Reading of “8” in Utah
Dustin Lance Black will return to Utah with U.S. Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) for a reading of “8” on the second anniversary of the historic Federal District Court decision that ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional.
Video: The Latest on DOMA Court Challenges, Chic-fil-A & More News
Check out this week's episode of Marriage News Watch for updates on DOMA court challenges, the DNC including marriage equality in its official party platform, and Chic-fil-A.
Protecting Each Other: Sue and Melissa’s Love Story
Sue and Melissa of Florida are hoping that the entire nation will soon have marriage equality, and they have high hopes that the ultimate defeat of California’s Proposition 8 will help make that a reality.