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Campaign for same-sex marriage launches in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Proponents of same-sex marriage launched a campaign Wednesday to build public support for legalizing gay marriage in Pennsylvania — the last holdout among the Northeast states. News conferences trumpeting the Why Marriage Matters Pennsylvania campaign, sponsored by ...

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Gay rights bill advances in Senate with little word from GOP

WASHINGTON — Invoking the Declaration of Independence, proponents of a bill that would outlaw discrimination against gays in the workplace argued on Tuesday that the measure is rooted in fundamental fairness for all Americans. Republican opponents of the measure were ...

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Same-sex parents deal with patchwork of laws

COLLEGE PARK — When Emily Hecht-McGowan and her wife, Sharon McGowan travel outside of Maryland with their 1-year-old daughter, they take a Pack ‘n Play crib, diapers, formula, snacks, a stroller, toys — and lots of documents. The documents, like ...

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Activists rally in Ill. for expedited action on gay marriage

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Activists and supporters frustrated that Illinois still hasn’t legalized same-sex marriages demanded swift action during a rally Tuesday at the state Capitol, as lawmakers returned to Springfield to deal with several other weighty issues. Five months after ...

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Supreme dream team takes on Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban

The legal team that successfully took a challenge to California’s same-sex marriage ban to the U.S. Supreme Court has joined a challenge to Virginia’s constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage, with an eye to taking the issue of state law gay marriage bans before the high court.

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