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Congratulations to Mary Bonauto, recipient of 2014 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Award

Today, September 17, Mary Bonauto, who serves as the Civil Rights Project Director at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), was announced as one of this year's recipients of the MacArthur Award, the prestigious honor that acknowledges the country's most talented artists, scholars, thinkers, and professionals.

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Young Conservatives tour NV as part of ‘Reform the Platform’ campaign

This week, as part of the robust “Reform the Platform” campaign to remove anti-gay language from the 2016 Republican national platform, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry visited Nevada for a series of meetings with state GOP officials and other activists.

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VIDEO: Federal judge rules that Arizona must respect marriage of same-sex couple

Today, September 12, following the tragic death of George Martinez, a plaintiff in Lambda Legal's Majors v. Horne, challenging a law in Arizona that denies the freedom to marry to same-sex couples, U.S. District Court judge John Sedwick granted a Temporary Restraining Order.

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Indiana agrees that same-sex couple’s marriage license should be respected

Today, September 12, U.S. District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen allowed the state of Indiana to respect the marriage of Veronica Romero and Mayra Yvette Rivera, a same-sex couple who have been together for 27 years and live in Whiting, IN with their two children.

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Marriage cases will be considered at first SCOTUS conference on 9/29

Today, September 10, 7 different petitions seeking certiorari in marriage cases from 5 states were distributed for the September 29 conference at the United States Supreme Court.

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Freedom to Marry staffers share their own marriage stories from this year

This month, one of our staffers in New York got married, and another team member in Oklahoma got engaged. Here's a look at 5 Freedom to Marry team members celebrating their own personal marriage moments this year:

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Wisconsin and Indiana urge Supreme Court to hear marriage cases

Today, September 9, less than one week after the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit unanimously affirmed lower court rulings striking down marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, defendants in both cases filed their petitions for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court.

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LISTEN: 9th Circuit hears oral arguments on marriage in Nevada & Idaho

Today, September 8, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit will hear oral arguments in landmark marriage cases out of three different states - Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii. Listen to audio from the oral argument later today.

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States, businesses, families agree in new briefs: SCOTUS should rule on marriage

The briefs lay out the urgency of bringing an end to the tangible harms and national disparities in how same-sex couples and their families are treated and encourage the Supreme Court to bring the country to national resolution without delay.

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7th Circuit affirms freedom to marry in 4th federal appellate victory this summer

Today, September 4, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ruled unanimously in favor of the freedom to marry, affirming that in Wisconsin and Indiana, banning same-sex couples from marriage is unconstitutional.

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