VIDEO: Bud Billikin Parade attendees speak out about why marriage matters in IL

This weekend, Chicago hosted the annual Bud Billiken Parade, the oldest and largest parade for African-Americans in the United States. Along the way, Illinois Unites for Marriage asked parade attendees why they support the freedom to marry in Illinois.

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Documentary ‘The New Black’ examines growing support for marriage in black community

This month, a new documentary exploring the American black community and their views on the freedom to marry, debuted at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The documentary, The New Black, hones in on the campaign to win marriage for same-sex couples in Maryland.

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Military couple Stacey and Genevieve: Serving our country in the face of DOMA discrimination

For support in dealing with the harms of DOMA, Genevieve and Stacey, who promised their commitment to each other last year in Emery, California have turned to the American Military Partner Association, an organization dedicated to supporting LGBT military families and speaking out against DOMA.

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13 couples celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the freedom to marry in Washington, DC

This week marks the third anniversary of the freedom to marry taking effect in Washington, D.C.: March 9, 2010. To celebrate, we spoke with 13 same-sex couples who have married in the past three years in our nation's capital.

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Black History Month: Black voices speak out in support of same-sex couples

Contemporary black voices are making history every day by raising their voices proudly in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. This month, during Black History Month, we take time to examine how these important voices are shaping the conversation and making history with their support

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The Devotion Project debuts final short film spotlighting same-sex couples

Next week, filmmaker and social activist Antony Osso will debut the sixth and final short film from his award-winning documentary series, The Devotion Project. The film will debut at the LGBT Community Center in New York City on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 7:00pm.

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Marriage in Illinois garners new supporters and an imminent Senate vote

It's a busy week for the freedom in Illinois, which could become the tenth state in the country to approve the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Diverse groups of people in Illinois are speaking up and standing together for marriage as the state Senate makes moves on the legislation.

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12 photos of JaLissa and Janell beginning their journey together in Washington, D.C.

Today, we're celebrating the anniversary of the freedom to marry passing in Washington, D.C. by sharing 12 beautiful wedding photos from one of the hundreds of loving same-sex couples who have married since the law took effect in March 2010 - JaLissa Coffee-Sterrett and Janell Sterrett.

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Northwest NAACP asks Washington residents to approve Ref. 74

The Northwest chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) officially endorsed the freedom to marry in Washington state last week by asking residents to vote to APPROVE Referendum 74.

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NAACP Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond records radio ad for marriage in Maryland

In the ad, Dr. Julian Bond, who served for 11 years as Chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and now serves as the organization's Chairman Emeritus, asks Maryland voters to vote FOR Question 6.

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