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Progressive Proselytizing: The marriage equality war in the US is over. We won.

You know how on election night the TV news channels try to out do each other with ever more ridiculous graphics and sound to announce their big “Official Prediction” ages after everyone has already figured out who the winner is going to be? Well drum roll please, ladies and gentlemen and others on the gender spectrum, it is time for an official Progressive Proselytizing Prediction: the marriage equality debate in the US is over. We won. After a short (probably the next Supreme Court term) waiting period until we get the official change, let the fabulous weddings nationwide commence!

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Politics and its Discontents: A Christian Speaks In Defense Of Gay Marriage

Calm, eloquent and convincing, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd offers his reasons for supporting gay marriage. Rarely have I heard a politician articulate and defend his position so well. He puts the unhinged and zealous hate mongers who claim to be Christian to the shame they richly deserve.

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The Canadian Progressive: Marriage equality becomes law in England and Wales

Marriage equality became law in England and Wales after Queen Elizabeth granted Royal Assent to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill last Wednesday.

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The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: In Uruguay, Marriage Equality Is Approved

Same-Sex Marriage Law is a Win for Fundamental Rights By: Human Rights Watch | Press Release NEW YORK – The Uruguay Senate, in approving a bill on April 2, 2013, to legalize same-sex marriage, has moved to guarantee marriage equality and diminish discrimination, Human Rights Watch said. The vote was 23 to 8. [...]

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The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Two U.S. Senators Announce Support For Gay Marriage Via Facebook & Tumblr

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) announced her support through her Tumbr site and called the question of marriage quality “a great American debate” By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The fight for marriage equality in the U.S. and the world got a huge boost today when Democrat senators Claire McCaskill and Mark Warner [...]

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The Equivocator: 10 Ballot measures to Watch in Tonight’s U.S. election

Tonight President Barack Obama will be re-elected, Democrats will keep the Senate and for no apparent reason the Republicans will keep the House of Representatives for another 2 years. More awesomely, Wisconsin is going to elect America’s first openly gay … Continue reading . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: 10 Ballot measures to Watch in Tonight’s U.S. election

The Equivocator: President Obama Evolves on Marriage-Equality. Thankfully, Nobody Pressed “B.”

Mitt Romney reacts–if you wonder why he doesn’t try and slam President Obama for changing his position, it’s probably because he doesn’t believe in evolution and he would lose any “flip flopping” debate.

Someone needs to re-mix President Obama’s statement on marriage-equality like Will.I.Am did in 2008. Maybe Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber could collaborate?

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Progressive Proselytizing: The New Hampshire model for pushing marriage equality

For most progressives, the issue of accepting gay marriage is an easy one. It is also widely recognized that at some point in the future, gay marriage probably will be accepted and that the momentum in public opinion and the nascent process of state level legalization is going to continue until it is legal nation wide. There is, however, a question of process. Namely, how do we expect we will get to full marriage equality and how would we prefer we got there?

Consider the example of New Hampshire. In 2009, a bill recognizing gay marriage was passed into law

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From Orangutan: Dear Dustin Lance Black and Rob Reiner,

Thank you for writing and directing a play called 8 about the fight for marriage equality in California. Now that a reading of the play is available for viewing online, we can see stars like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Kevin Bacon, among others, showing how fear and prejudice were put on trial in the case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Perry v. Brown), and how fear and prejudice lost.