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Democrat vying to for Senate seat from Georgia supports marriage equality

ATLANTA -- Michelle Nunn, a Democrat vying to become the next Senator from Georgia, says she is for marriage equality.

Nunn is CEO of the nonprofit group, Points of Light, and the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn.

She is competing for the seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, and will face a rabidly anti-gay opponent in Karen Handel, a Republican.

Nunn told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she favors same-gender marriage and agrees with the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision that essentially leaves marriage issues up to the states.

New Jersey United for Marriage launches bid to override governor's veto and win marriage

ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- New Jersey United for Marriage unveiled a campaign today to win the freedom to marry in the state, where a bill passed by the Legislature in February 2012 but was vetoed by Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

Richard Carlbom, director of state campaigns at Freedom to Marry, said it was time to override the veto.

California Supreme Court rejects San Diego County Clerk's petition to halt same-gender marriages

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court for the second time in two weeks has rejected a bid to halt same-gender marriages in the Golden State.

The state's high court late today rejected the petition for a stay by San Diego County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg, who incidentally today came under fire from local members of the LGBT and faith communities.

The court rejected a similar petition last week, but that didn't stop anti-gay activists from filing a second time.

Ohio judge rules for same-gender couple, one of whom is dying

James Obergefell has lived with the love of his life for 20 years before they married two weeks ago.

They also hoped to be buried next to each other, to spend eternity together, but the state of Ohio and his spouse’s relatives won’t let him – because he married another man, John Arthur, who is dying of ALS.

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Sherri Shepherd of ABC's "The View'" has not exactly been the most ardent champion of gay rights in the past, having supported Proposition 8 in 2008.

New Mexico AG: Same-gender marriage ban is unconstitutional | VIDEO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says a state prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

In written arguments to the state Supreme Court, King wants the ban lifted if the court agrees to consider a lawsuit filed by two men from Santa Fe who were denied a marriage license.

However, King also says the suit shouldn't be before the court and that the Santa Fe county clerk should be ordered to issue them a marriage license.

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California AG responds to San Diego County Clerk's petition against same-gender marriage

SAN FRANCISCO – California’s Attorney General today asked the California Supreme Court to deny the San Diego County Clerk’s petition to issue a stay on same-gender marriages in the Golden State.

IRS has a big gay-marriage tax problem

During the runup to the Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act, one number kept recurring: The government’s refusal to recognize same-sex marriages meant gay couples were denied more than 1,000 federal benefits that straight couples enjoy. Now that the justices have struck down DOMA, gays can look forward to equality under U.S. tax laws. That is, just as soon as the Internal Revenue Service can figure out how to make equality happen.

Gay marriage: Is Ohio ready?

Ohioans’ certitude about gay marriage a decade ago has given way to ambiguity, potentially setting the stage next year for a second major battle on one of the most divisive social issues of our time.

Some backers of a constitutional amendment to allow two consenting adults to marry regardless of gender want to go to the statewide ballot in the 2014 gubernatorial election, a roll of the dice on a question that 62 percent of voters answered in 2004. They amended the constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman, effectively prohibiting same-sex marriages in Ohio.

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