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Maryland and Washington Begin Issuing Marriage Licenses Starting Today
Today, gay and lesbian couples are able to get marriage licenses in Maryland and Washington states, the first where couples can get married after the landslide victories from the November 4 election.
Marriage Equality In Connecticut Turns 4
November 12 marks the four year anniversary since marriage was legalized in Connecticut. Marriage News Watch takes a look back at how Connecticut won the freedom to marry, and what's happened since.
Video: Which States are Next for Marriage Equality?
In this week's episode of Marriage News Watch: Big wins for marriage from coast to coast, and not just in the major battleground states. Plus, major news is due in the case to overturn Prop 8.
Fairness and Equality Win Big in Election
Voters in Maine, Maryland, and Washington have approved marriage equality. In Minnesota they rejected a state constitutional ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
When Can Gay and Lesbian Couples Get Married in Maine, Maryland and Washington?
Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approved marriage equality initiatives. Here’s when gay and lesbian couples can get married in each state:
Video: Election Recap: Big Wins For Marriage
Check out a special episode of Marriage News Watch for a recap of last night's election results.
Election Day Voting Information
Three states hope to pass marriage equality initiatives today— Maine, Maryland, and Washington, and one state, Minnesota, hopes to defeat a constitutional amendment that would ban it. Find out what you can do.
Tomorrow: Equality and Fairness on the Ballot
In Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington, campaigns based on the same anti-gay playbook used to pass California's Proposition 8 in 2008 have attempted to sway voters using nothing but fear and prejudice.
Brad Pitt Donates $100,000 for Marriage Efforts
Actor Brad Pitt – who portrayed Chief Judge Vaughn Walker in the Los Angeles premiere of “8” –is matching all donations to HRC's marriage efforts today, up to $100,000. All gifts will help in the four states where marriage is on the ballot.
Iowa Judge Targeted For Marriage Equality Decision
Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins is being targeted by groups like NOM for his vote that struck down the state's ban on marriage equality in 2009.