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Champaign County and Cook County are now issuing marriage licenses in Illinois

It's been a big week for the freedom to marry in Illinois: Two counties in the state have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, explaining that families should not have to wait for the freedom to marry.

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Mayor of Asheville, NC signs on to Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

This week, Mayor Esther Manheimer, the newly elected mayor of Asheville, North Carolina, signed onto Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a coalition of nearly 400 mayors from across the country who support marriage for same-sex couples.

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Southerners speak out for the freedom to marry in new bipartisan campaign

Today, Freedom to Marry is launching Southerners for the Freedom to Marry, a new campaign in partnership with 12 Southern equality organizations that will amplify the voices of marriage supporters in the South.

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VIDEO: Congressman Lewis kicks off Southerners for the Freedom to Marry campaign

In a new video from Freedom to Marry, United States Congressman John Lewis from Atlanta, Georgia speaks out about why he supports marriage for same-sex couples. The video marks the launch of Southerners for the Freedom to Marry, for which Congressman Lewis serves as an honorary co-chair.

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Meet the honorary co-chairs of Southerners for the Freedom to Marry

We are proud to present this new bipartisan organizing effort, Southerners for the Freedom to Marry, alongside 13 honorary co-chairs. Read all about the co-chairs, who hail from nine of the 14 states involved in Southerners for the Freedom to Marry.

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With end to New Mexico legislative session, the freedom to marry stands once and for all

On February 20, a one-month legislative session in New Mexico drew to a close - and with the session's end, it's clear that marriage supporters in the state were successful in their campaign to defend and protect the freedom to marry.

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Oregon Attorney General will not defend anti-marriage laws in court

Today, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced that the state of Oregon will not defend laws in Oregon that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying in the state.

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A father of 4 urges Florida attorney general to stop defending marriage discrimination

GUEST POST: By Juan Luque, who lives with his partner, Patrick Duffy outside of Tampa, FL. Juan addresses Pam Bondi, the Attorney General of Florida, in response to a lawsuit filed in Florida on behalf of same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry.

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9 same-sex couples denied marriage licenses in Colorado file lawsuit

Today, February 19, nine same-sex couples in Colorado filed a lawsuit in state court seeking the freedom to marry in their home state or respect for their marriages legally performed in other states.

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WATCH: Plaintiffs in landmark Utah marriage case get engaged

This weekend, on Valentine's Day, Derek Kitchen gave his partner Moudi Sbeity a romantic night to remember in their home of Salt Lake City, Utah when he got down on one knee and asked for his hand in marriage.

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