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Americans Rate JFK as Top Modern President

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As recently as 2010, 85 percent said they approved of the way Kennedy handled his job as president, the highest retrospective job approval rating of any president measured, and his posthumous approval rating fell no lower than 76 percent in Gallup polls from 1990 to 2010. ...
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The Business of Marriage: $74 Million Boost Expected

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A study from the UCLA School of Law Williams Institute expects Illinois’ wedding businesses to see a $74 million increase and $29 million increase in tourism for out-of-town guests in the first three years of legalization and would create 281 new jobs in Illinois. ...
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Wedding and Engagement Trends, New Study

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Consistently across all questions considered in this study, female same-sex couples spend more on their weddings than male same-sex couples. For those already married, female same-sex couples spent 15 percent more than the men. ...
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Abercrombie Signs Marriage Into Law

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Wednesday marked the legalization of marriage equality for all Hawai'i citizens as Abercrombie signed the bill into law at the Convention Center in Waikiki. It was an invitation-only event. ...
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Carrie Underwood: Pro-Love Is ‘Kinda What I’m All About’

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Even with all the backlash country singer Carrie Underwood endured in 2012 after vocalizing her stance on marriage equality, she continues to defend her opinion. ...
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Hawai’i Brings the Marriage Equality Fight Full Circle

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Gov. Abercrombie has indicated his support of the measure and is expected to sign it shortly. Once signed, same-sex couples will be able to marry starting on December 2, 2013. ...
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Love Lights Up for Everyone in Times Square

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The billboard will display in Times Square throughout the holiday season up until January 4, 2014. More than 1.5 million people pass through Times Square daily. ...
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IL House Passes Marriage Equality 61-54

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Illinois is set to become the 15th state in the nation to provide same-sex couples the freedom to marry. The bill passed the state Senate in February and will soon go to Governor Pat Quinn, who has expressed strong support for marriage and will sign it into law. ...
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Study: Increased Marriage Rate Would Benefit Economy

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Married Americans spend more than those in any other marital status category, across age groups. Americans who have never married spend significantly less, particularly for those younger than 50. ...
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Two-Thirds of Americans Believe Marriage is Inevitable

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The new survey also reveals a clear majority (60 percent) of gay and lesbian adults also would consider declining a job promotion if it required them to transfer to a state where same-sex marriages were not recognized. ...
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