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Today, Washington became the 7th U.S. state (and eighth jurisdiction) to legally allow marriage for same-sex couples as Gov. Chris Gregoire signed the marriage equality bill into law at a statehouse signing ceremony in Olympia.
GLAAD looks at the importance of the media telling the stories of people directly impacted by bans on marriage equality, and the impact those stories have on support for equality.
As state legislatures in New Jersey, Maryland, and Washington are moving closer to approving marriage equality legislation, religious voices are speaking out in support of equality.
ESSENCE, a monthly magazine for African American women, spotlights a same-sex couple in their “Find Love at Any Age” feature.
Today, marriage equality advocates in Maine delivered 105,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's office in support of placing a Citizens Initiative on the state's 2012 election ballot that would allow same-sex couples to legally marry.
Retired Bishop Herbert Chilstrom reminds the Roman Catholic bishops that they have been champions of human rights for American citizens in the past, and calls on them to pause and reflect on their position regarding marriage equality for the people of Minnesota.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) was held in Baltimore last week. Many in the media responded to the claims by Catholic leadership that the church's religious freedom needs to be protected because of marriage equality.
Marriage equality takes on the off-Broadway stage in 'Standing Ceremony,' now playing in New York City.
Today, the California Supreme Court issued an advisory opinion that opponents of marriage equality in California DO have standing to argue in support of Proposition 8 in a court of law. This will force anti-gay activists to make their arguments in a court of law, where those arguments will not hold up.