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Posts tagged: Freedom to Marry

A same-sex couple get married at the Oakland County Courthouse on March 22, 2014 in Pontiac, Michigan.

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A same-sex couple get married at the Oakland County Courthouse on March 22, 2014 in Pontiac, Michigan.

Simpson’s Simple Republican Message: ‘If You Love Someone… Marry Them’

Alan Simpson has an idea of what it means to be a Republican: Getting government out of the lives of Americans. And that, according to the retired senator from Wyoming, includes the question of same-sex marriage. The characteristically candid and...

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Fernando Mojica, left, celebrates with Drew Freeman at the Side Track bar after the Illinois General Assembly approved a gay marriage bill on November 5, 2013 in Chicago.

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Fernando Mojica, left, celebrates with Drew Freeman at the Side Track bar after the Illinois General Assembly approved a gay marriage bill on November 5, 2013 in Chicago.

Illinois Near 15th State to Embrace Gay Marriage — ’35 More to Go’

As with any victory, there’s money in that vote. The vote by the Illinois House today to acknowledge same-sex marriage — all but assuring that it will become the 15th state to do so — means, for activists, that there...

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Sean Eldridge, president of Hudson River Ventures, left, and Chris Hughes, editor-in-chief and publisher of The New Republic and a founder of Facebook Inc., during the Paris Review Spring Revel gala in New York.

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Sean Eldridge, president of Hudson River Ventures, left, and Chris Hughes, editor-in-chief and publisher of The New Republic and a founder of Facebook Inc., during the Paris Review Spring Revel gala in New York.

Investor Eldridge Eyes N.Y. House Seat

Sean Eldridge, an investor and Democratic political activist, has filed paperwork establishing a 2014 campaign for Congress in New York’s Hudson Valley. A statement of organization creating “Sean Eldridge for Congress” and a statement of candidacy were processed by the...

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