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Donors supporting marriage equality in 2012 overwhelmed those who opposed it

Pro-equality groups raised more than $34 million in the four states, mostly from small donors. Anti-marriage equality campaigns raised $12 million, of which nearly two-thirds ($8 million) came from just three sources: the National Organization for Marriage, the Catholic Church and its affiliate the Knights of Columbus.

Gay weddings start in Washington state

One of the state’s more famous gay couples – Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller – got married on Sunday and held their “Big Gay Wedding Reception” at Q Nightclub and collected “suggested donations” to support Freedom to Marry organization.

Maryland: Same-sex weddings can begin New Year's Day

Marriage officials in Maryland can begin processing marriage applications for same-sex couples, allowing them to wed on New Year's Day, according to an opinion by the state's Attorney General.