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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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Another Follow Up of the Day: A Facebook rep released a statement yesterday concerning its controversial removal of an EastEnders screencap of two men kissing from a post about a gay kiss-in protest in London, saying the photo doesn't violate any policies "and was removed in error."

A likely sto

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Political Progress the Day: Fred Karger, a retired political consultant from California, announced on his official website that he will be in DC today to officially file paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, making him the first to announce his commitment to Presidential candidacy --

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There's An App For Hate of the Day: Exodus International, a nonprofit Christian organization that employs questionable tactics to promote "a healing alternative to those with homosexual tendencies" through Jesus Christ has launched a free iPhone app that updates users on the la

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PSA of the Day: Daniel Craig's James Bond drags it up while Dame Judi Dench's M offers up troubling statistics for a poignant women's rights PSA.

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Somewhat Related: Warren Ellis's "James Bond is the Bong girl" theory.

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This Is Heartbreaking, You Should Watch It of the Day: Palm Springs residents Ed Watson and Derence Kernek have been in a loving, committed relationship for over 40 years.

Recently, Ed was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and the disease appears to be progressing rapidly. The couple want nothing more than to be able to get married before the Alzheimer's wipes away Ed's memories of the life they've shared.

With the help of the

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Major Upgrade of the Day: Facebook has just updated its relationship status drop-box to include two long-overdue options: "In a civil union" and "in a domestic partnership."

The move to improve the company's inclusiveness of the LGBT community was approved following consultation with Facebook's Network of Support -- a confederation of LGBT organizations such as he Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against D

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Inspirational Gesture of the Day: Mormon Church member "Mel" uploaded this video speaking out in favor of same-sex marriage during the 2008 Prop 8 debate. She was forced to remove it in order to protect her standing in the church.

This past Monday -- Valentine's Day -- she decided to put it back up "in honor of the Valentine legend and in support of the love that drives so many of us

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This Is Moving, You Should Watch It of the Day: Inspired by the stirring speech delivered on the floor of the Iowa House by 19-year-old Zach Wahls, 80-year-old grandmother Jean -- a third-generation Iowan -- speaks out "about her gay son, his marriage and the effect the gay marriage debate is having on her and her family."

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