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Mass Equality: Stealing a page from right-wing playbook

Jul 11, 2009 by
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Gay Marriage Obama Protest

Massachusetts has become the first state to challenge the federal Defense of Marriage Act defining the relationship as solely between a man and a woman. The argument? The federal definition directly impedes the states’ ability to govern, a federalist argument …

Out on the Town: Sean McQuillan’s Iowa

May 15, 2009 by
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Lots of bridegrooms are nervous when they pop the question, but Sean Fritz faced a fearsome deadline most lack. A county judge in his native Iowa had ruled for marriage equality that day — Aug. 30, 2007 — and Sean …