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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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A wedding cake hat during support of same-sex marriage in the Castro District after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and declined to rule on the California law Proposition 8, in California.

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A wedding cake hat during support of same-sex marriage in the Castro District after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and declined to rule on the California law Proposition 8, in California.

Gay Rights Gain Record Acceptance: ABC/Post Poll

Public support for gay marriage has reached a record 59 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll — up from 32 percent in 2004, marking what pollster Gary Langer calls “a dramatic transformation of public attitudes. During the same...

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Same-sex couples descended on county clerk offices around the state of Utah, including the Salt Lake County office, to request marriage licenses in this Dec. 22, 2013 file photo.

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Same-sex couples descended on county clerk offices around the state of Utah, including the Salt Lake County office, to request marriage licenses in this Dec. 22, 2013 file photo.

Holder: Utah Same-Sex Marriages ‘Lawful’

Federal marital benefits will be conferred on about 1,000 same-sex couples married in Utah before the unions were put on hold this week by the Supreme Court, the Justice Department announced today. In a video posted on the Justice Department’s...

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A majority of U.S. citizens support legalizing marijuana, as per Gallup

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A majority of U.S. citizens support legalizing marijuana, as per Gallup

2013 By the Numbers

The folks at Gallup have a way of looking at the world through numbers. Some of their numbers noted today have a lot to say about the year passing: – 69 percent of Americans remain unaffected by President Barack Obama’s health...

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Elizabeth, left, and Mary Cheney attend the Republican National Convention in this 2004 file photo.

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Elizabeth, left, and Mary Cheney attend the Republican National Convention in this 2004 file photo.

Liz Cheney ‘Wrong Side of History:’ Mary Cheney

Liz Cheney, who is running for Congress, believes in traditional marriage. Her sister Mary is married to another woman. The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney attempting to take the 2014 Republican nomination from sitting Sen. Mike Enzi of...

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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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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is escorted by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) after testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is escorted by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) after testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Same-Sex Marriage at Supreme Court: Justice O’Connor Presiding

There was no bell tower. Yet at the courthouse where gay Americans have won greater conjugal rights, vows were made today. And Justice Sandra Day O’Connor presided. The same-sex wedding conducted at the Supreme Court united Jeffrey Trammell and Stuart...

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Plaintiff couples Paul Katami, left, kisses Jeff Zarillo while Sandy Steier and Kris Perry stand nearby after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional at the Supreme Court, on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Plaintiff couples Paul Katami, left, kisses Jeff Zarillo while Sandy Steier and Kris Perry stand nearby after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional at the Supreme Court, on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama Invited to Gay Wedding: ‘OK’ to Couple on Courthouse Steps

Talk about a proposal. Paul Katami, a plaintiff in the legal challenge to California’s Proposition 8, wasted no time in making his intentions known after the Supreme Court issued a ruling today allowing gay marriage to be reinstated in California....

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush arrives for the dedication ceremony at the George W. Bush Library and Museum on the grounds of Southern Methodist University April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush arrives for the dedication ceremony at the George W. Bush Library and Museum on the grounds of Southern Methodist University April 25, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

Jeb Bush: More Republicans Divide, Less Likely They’ll Govern

If Jeb Bush decides to run for president, it appears there are some things he will try not to talk about in the interest of party unity. He got a lot of criticism in the Twitterverse the other day for...

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