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First U.S. Senator joins the NOH8 campaign!

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New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich is officially the first U.S. Senator to join the NOH8 campaign! “I am proud to be the first U.S. Senator to participate in the NOH8 campaign. Gay and lesbian couples who accept the responsibility of marriage should have all the rights that come with that responsibility. The time for marriage equality is now.”

The only other Senator to join the campaign so far is Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. Check out his photo after the jump!

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U.S. Census Bureau releases 2011 commute study

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The United States Census Bureau has just released a their study of America’s commuting habits for 2011. This is something I find particularly interesting, because before moving to the East Bay in California, I grew up in a not-so-little town in the San Joaquin Valley. What really amazed me when moving to the bay area was how much commuting was just a part of daily life. It’s what everyone did to get to work, commuting is apart of the lifestyle. This was realization was quite a shocker coming from a city where anything over 10 minutes was considered a long commute.

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