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Poll: Majority of Americans believe marriage equality is a civil rights issue

A new poll finds that the majority of Americans believe that marriage equality is a civil rights issue, and that it will inevitably become legal – whether they support it or not.

Poll finds small plurality of Texas voters support same-sex marriage

AUSTIN, Texas — Support for marriage equality continues grow in Texas, as a new poll shows a minor plurality of voters now favor legalizing same-sex marriage.

Poll: Majority of Minnesota voters oppose legalizing same-sex marriage

Just four months after Minnesota voters rejected a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, a new poll finds that a majority of Minnesotans still oppose marriage equality for gays and lesbians.

Minn. GOP lawmakers denounce effort to legalize same-sex marriage

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Just hours after a marriage equality bill was unveiled at the Minnesota state capitol, a group of Republican lawmakers is calling for its defeat.

Poll: Majority of Nevadans support repeal of state’s ban on same-sex marriage

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A majority of Nevadans favor repealing the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, according to a newly released survey.

New Jersey lawmakers to try to override Gov. Christie's veto of marriage equality

TRENTON, N.J. -- The New Jersey Legislature, controlled by Democrats, is girding up to fight Gov. Chris Christie's veto of the marriage-equality bill.

Jon Huntsman: Republicans should embrace marriage equality

ARLINGTON, Va. — Jon Huntsman, a former GOP presidential contender and Utah governor, on Thursday urged the Republican party to embrace marriage equality for gays and lesbians, and warned that failure to do so will continue to result in the electorate becoming further disenchanted with the party.

"Collateral Damage" reveals how DOMA harms troops, undermines the U.S. military | VIDEO

WASHINGTON — Following Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s recent announcement that the Department of Defense would extend some benefits to same-sex couples, advocates quickly turned to another stumbling block — the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), awaiting a Supreme Court ruling on its constitutionality this summer.

Oregon marriage equality supporters submit sponsorship petitions

Oregon United for Marriage, a broad coalition working to legalize same-sex marriage in Oregon, submitted 2,000 sponsorship signatures to the Secretary of State Elections Office on Tuesday, twice the number needed to move move into the ballot title process.

New poll: More Americans oppose DOMA, support equal treatment under the law

WASHINGTON –The Center for American Progress and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders today released the results of a national voter survey showing an increase in public opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as a clear case of discrimination and support for equal treatment for legally married same-sex couples under federal law — even if the individual polled is generally opposed to marriage equality.