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Video: New Hope For Married Gay Soldiers & More News
In this week's episode: A proposed new law would let the Army recognize the spouses of service-members for the first time ever. Anti-gay activists in Maryland collect enough signatures to force a referendum, but now they're tens of thousands of dollars in debt.
One of the Most Important Republican Donors is on a Mission: Marriage Equality
Paul Singer has given nearly $10 million of his own money to LGBT-rights initiatives, including AFER's case against Prop. 8, and marriage efforts in New York, New Hampshire and New Jersey.
Video: A Double-Victory Against DOMA & More News
In this week's Marriage News Watch: Another major blow to the Defense of Marriage Act, and twenty-five couples sue for marriage in Illinois.
The Impact of Taking “8” Across the Country
The play “8” began as an idea—an idea that through theater, hearts could be changed, minds could be awakened and new activists could be born.
“A Profound Injustice” North Carolina Anti-Marriage Equality Amendment Passes
Today, North Carolina adopted Amendment One, a state constitutional amendment that prohibits marriage equality and any form of legal relationship recognition for gay and lesbian North Carolinians.
Colorado’s Journey: From Amendment 2 to Civil Unions?
The Republican-controlled Colorado House of Representatives is close to passing a civil unions bill approved last month by the State Senate