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Breaking Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day: Maryland today officially became the first East Coast state below the Mason-Dixon line to legalize same-sex marriage.

Governor Martin O’Malley signed the state's marriage equality bill this afternoon after the Maryland House and Senate pass

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All Or None of the Day: A Civil District Court judge in Dallas has announced that she will no longer be performing marriage ceremonies until Texas recognizes the right of same-sex couples to marry.

Speaking at a meeting of the Stonewall Democrats of Dallas, Judge Tonya Parker -- the first lesbian elected county judge in Dallas -- said she believes it is "oxy

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Today In Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day: As expected, New Jersey governor Chris Christie vetoed the state's same-sex marriage bill a day after it was approved by the state Assembly.

The state Senate passed the bill earlier this week.

"I am adhering to what I've said since this bill was first introduced - an issue of this magnitude and import

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And Then There Were Seven of the Day: "Here in our state we have taken a long and difficult journey, and this is the last step," declared Governor Christine Gregoire as she signed the bill making same-sex marriages legal in the state of Washington.

The Evergreen State thus joins six other states (MA, NH, VT, CT, IA, NY) and the District of Columbia in recogniz

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Words Of Wisdom of the Day: Washington state Rep. Maureen Walsh (R-Walla Walla) chokes back tears as she speaks candidly in support of the state's bill to legalize same-sex marriages.

The legislation passed yesterday by a vote of 55 to 43 and now heads to Gov. Chris Gregoire, who has already promised to sign it into law.

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Same-Sex Marriage News of the Day: Washington's House of Representatives voted today 55-43 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriages in the state.

This makes the bill effectively a law: The state Senate passed it last week, and Gov. Chris Gregoire has already stated publicly that she intends to sign it right away.

However, same-sex couples would have

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Breaking Prop 8 News of the Day: In a split 2-1 decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco today declared California's ban on same-sex marriage -- known as Proposition 8 -- unconstitutional.

"Proposition 8 served no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California," said t

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