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Legal Recognition for LGBT Couples Spreads From State To State

March for Marriage Equality in DCIt is with great pride that we watch the headlines proclaim the good news for love and equality across the map. In the 2009, the trail-blazing states of Massachusetts, Iowa, and Connecticut were joined by Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire as states which recognize same sex marriage. The District of Columbia has also followed suit, passing legislation to recognize out-of-state marriages and began accepting applications from same sex couples on March 3, 2010. Sadly, in November 2009, gay and lesbian couples in Maine, not unlike California in 2008, saw their right to marry get overturned at the ballot box on election day.

But, we are heartened by the recent decisions in Massachusetts and in California (Summer 2010), which bring same sex couples ever closer to marriage equality.

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