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John Bolton Expresses Support for Marriage Equality
Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton has joined other prominent Republicans in expressing his support for marriage equality.
California Supreme Court Affirms: Prop. 8 is still dead
The California Supreme Court has rejected the Prop. 8 Proponents' baseless attempt to limit gay and lesbian couples from marrying across the state. Marriage equality remains the law of the land across all of California.
Spouses of gay and lesbian servicemembers to receive equal benefits, Pentagon announces
The Pentagon announced that the spouses of gay and lesbian members of the military will be eligible for the same healthcare, housing and other benefits starting September 3.
Marriage News Watch: 100 couples receive marriage licenses in Pennsylvania
In this episode: marriages continue in Pennsylvania, but the Governor has filed suit to stop them. We'll have the latest from that state, plus civil actions in Tennessee, and new data from Hawaii.
Marriages start in Rhode Island and Minnesota & more news
Another huge week for equality, with marriages starting in Minnesota and Rhode Island. There's a major new lawsuit in Virginia, and legal tussling in Pennsylvania.
400th performance confirmed of marriage play “8”
Fremont, OH is the 400th confirmed reading, which are taking place at a variety of professional, community, college and high school theaters.
Weddings begin in Minnesota and Rhode Island
Gay and Lesbian couples can legally marry starting today in Rhode Island and Minnesota. About 30 percent of U.S. residents now live in states that recognize the freedom to marry.
Kris Perry reflects on landmark ruling
Bakersfield Californian featured the Prop. 8 plaintiff and her wife one month after the Supreme Court victory that enabled gay and lesbian couples to get married in California.
Sign the Prop. 8 Plaintiffs’ Online Guestbook
In honor of Kris & Sandy and Paul & Jeff’s one-month wedding anniversary, we’d like to show them just how much they mean to us. Sign their guestbook today and send them a special message.
Gay Couple’s Marriage Recognized in Ohio & More News
It's been a busy week, with marriages suddenly recognized in some unexpected states. Meanwhile, state officials in other states are refusing to defend marriage bans. And as always, we have more favorable polling numbers.