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Activists' New Campaign Targets State-Level Marriage Equality Votes

A social media-friendly campaign is launching to help marriage equality supporters' efforts in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington.

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Progressives are launching a new social media-based marriage equality campaign aimed at building national support for key state ballot initiatives across the country.

The site,, is funded in large part by Jason Goldberg, the CEO of and targets marriage equality ballot initiatives in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington.

The effort is being organized by Andre Banks of All Out; Ryan J. Davis of Blue State Digital; Brian Ellner, who helped coordinate marriage equality efforts in New York; and Richard Socarides, the former gay and lesbian liaison for President Clinton.

Voters in Minnesota will be deciding whether to amend their state’s constitution to prohibit same-sex couples from marrying, voters in Maine will be deciding whether to grant same-sex couples the ability to marry under state law, and voters in Maryland and Washington will be voting whether to accept or reverse state legislature-passed bills that would allow same-sex couples to marry.

Chris Geidner is a Supreme Court correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

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