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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.
14 Supreme Court Cases: Marriage is a Fundamental Right
Fourteen times since 1888, the United States Supreme Court has stated that marriage is a fundamental right of all individuals. Learn about these cases.
More than 200 Readings of “8” Across the Country
As the 200th confirmed reading, Theatre B in Fargo, ND joins some of the nation’s largest regional professional theaters as well as scores of small town community theaters, churches, colleges, high schools and community groups staging “8” around the world. Learn about some of the folks producing “8.”
Video: Dueling Briefs in Leadup to Supreme Court Fight & More News
In this week's episode: The Defense of Marriage Act has some powerful enemies, with strongly-worded opposition coming this week from some familiar names. A flawed study on LGBT parenting is also under attack, with its author now under investigation. All that and more news.
The Myths of GOP Support for LGBT Equality
Is the GOP deeply anti-gay? Hardly, according to the Cato Institute’s David Lampo, who tackles that question in a Los Angeles Times Op/Ed today.
Unconditional: Raul and Ted’s Love Story
“When the chemistry and the dynamics are there, you just know,” says Ted Hallowell of falling in love with his partner of over 30 years, Raul Fernandez.
“8” National Spotlight: Dustin Lance Black Returns to Salinas, California
The message of marriage equality has spread to Salinas, California, where local theatre programs The Western Stage and 2x4 BASH are preparing for a reading of '8' the play.