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Daily Archives: January 4th, 2012

Governor Chris Gregoire announces support for full marriage equality in 2012

Excerpt: In a major boost to Wash­ing­ton Unit­ed for Mar­riage’s efforts to make Wash­ing­ton the sev­enth state where mar­riage equal­i­ty is the law of the land, Gov­er­nor Chris Gre­goire this morn­ing declared her full sup­port for leg­is­la­tion to over­turn the state’s dis­crim­i­na­to­ry Defense of Mar­riage Act (DOMA) and per­mit gay and les­bian cou­ples to legal­ly wed […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Economic Security
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President appoints Richard Cordray to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Excerpt: Fed up with Repub­li­can obstruc­tion­ism in the U.S. Sen­ate, Pres­i­dent Oba­ma plans to announce that he is appoint­ing his nom­i­nee for Direc­tor of the Con­sumer Finan­cial Pro­tec­tion Bureau to the post effec­tive imme­di­ate­ly. Richard Cor­dray, fifty-two, pre­vi­ous­ly served as Ohio’s forty-ninth attor­ney gen­er­al before he was nom­i­nat­ed by the Pres­i­dent last July to run the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Public Service
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