Some 56% of likely voters support marriage equality in advance of an anticipated push in the upcoming legislative session.
Two new video ads highlight support for marriage equality within faith communities.
The antigay group had been trying to hide who supplied it with money to support a marriage ban in Maine in 2009 and continues to do the same elsewhere.
Voters favor the new marriage equality law by 49% to 39%, with more than half of African-American voters in favor, but those numbers could change when opponents launch their anticipated media campaign.
The attorney for the Illinois Family Institute said that allowing his client to intervene would “even the playing field.”
“I look forward to the day when the federal government recognizes all marriages as legal, and I’m very hopeful that day will come while I’m still alive,” said the 83-year-old outside the courthouse in New York City.
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