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- The Seattle Times has taken the rare step of not just endorsing Referendum 74, approval of marriage equality, but launching a social media campaign to support it. Editorial page editor Kate Riley explains what brought the publication to its “I Do” effort.
- A new Iowa group, Justice Not Politics, has been launched to support the retention of Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins, who was part of the unanimous 2009 decision upholding marriage equality.
- There are plenty of Minnesota Catholics working against the discriminatory constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
- Ted Olson, lead counsel in the Proposition 8 challenge, is helping Paul Ryan with debate prep.
- Oklahoma County judge Bill Graves is refusing to allow transgender people to legally change their names, deeming the requests “fraudulent” and the individuals “nothing more than an imitation of the opposite sex.”
- The New York Times profiles an epic same-sex wedding that took place on a Broadway stage.
- LeVar Burton (Reading Rainbow, Star Trek: The Next Generation) has joined the NOH8 campaign.
- The Minnesota Twins made an anti-bullying video, but intentionally left out references to LGBT youth to spite Dan Savage.