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  • Vietnam to discuss legislation providing the freedom to marry

    Officials from Vietnam's Justice ministry announced plans to consider the freedom to marry on Sunday. The Justice ministry will have until May to draft a proposal where the National Assembly will need to grant majority approval during their spring congress for the proposal to become a law.

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  • Viacom, Amazon and Microsoft advocate for and contribute to marriage campaigns

    This week, media conglomerate Viacom joined the ranks of Google, CBS, Zynga, Levi Strauss and others in filing court briefs opposing the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, while influential business leaders contribute record donations to the freedom to marry campaign. Amazon and Microsoft leaders have also contributed to the marriage campaign with hefty monetary donations.

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  • New York City councilman Jimmy Van Bramer marries partner of 13 years

    This weekend, wedding bells rang for Jimmy Van Bramer and Dan Hendrick, Queens residents who have been together for 13 years. Van Bramer, who has lived in Queens his entire life, has served on the New York City Council since 2009. The couple married on Saturday night in Long Island City.

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  • Olympics Spotlight: Olympic torch bearer kisses boyfriend to applause and cheers

    Sports lover and Olympic Torch bearer Chris Basiurski, 33, was cheered on by crowds just 28 hours before the Olympic flame's arrival to London's lighting ceremony on Thursday. Just moments before he carried the flame through the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Basiurski kissed his long-term boyfriend, drawing applause and smiles from bystanders.

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  • Draft of Democratic Party platform includes plank supporting the freedom to marry

    Last night, the Democratic Party platform drafting committee approved a number of pro-LGBT stances for the first draft of the party platform, including a plank supporting the freedom to marry. The decision comes after Freedom to Marry testified before the Platform Drafting Committee and after months of our 'Democrats: Say I Do' campaign.

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  • Freedom to Marry and military couple testify to Democratic Party on why marriage matters

    Today in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Freedom to Marry's National Campaign Director Marc Solomon testified before the Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee on the importance of marriage for same-sex couples. Tomorrow, Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan of the New Hampshire National Guard, and her wife, Karen, will share their own testimony, explaining the ways in which the so-called Defense of Marriage Act harms them and other same-sex couples.

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  • Michael Bloomberg and Christine Quinn file amicus brief in Windsor’s DOMA case

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn have filed a brief on Wednesday asking the Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. They filed the brief as friends of the court, asking justices to take on 'Windsor v. United States,' a DOMA-related

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  • Our lives as a binational couple

    Because I am from London and David is from New York, and because we are both men, we find ourselves in an unusual situation - a binational relationship where we are denied the freedom to marry and everything that comes with that - including the ability to have David sponsor me to move to the United States permanently. We have to make our partnership work across two continents.

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  • WATCH: New public education TV ads debut in Washington and Maine

    Tonight, during the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, two new television advertisements will debut in Washington and Maine to make the case for the freedom to marry. The ads feature people speaking out about why marriage matters to them and why the support the freedom to marry for all couples. The debuts come at a critical time - we're just 100 days away from the November 6, 2012 election, when voters in Washington and Maine will be asked to vote on marriage at the ballot.

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  • We’re hosting a photo shoot, and you’re invited!

    At Freedom to Marry, we strive to educate and inform people about loving same-sex couples and their families. To continue putting a human face to the mission, we are excited to announce that we will be holding several photo shoots around New York City to photograph couples and families. With these photos, we aim to show the love and commitment of same-sex couples.

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