Federal judge finds Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional

Last night, a federal judge in Oakland, California ruled that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal recognition of legal marriages between same-sex couples, is unconstitutional.

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11 State Democratic Party Chairs endorse freedom to marry plank

Today 11 State Democratic Party chairs from across the country joined in support of a freedom to marry plank in the party’s national platform. The chairs include John Burton (CA), Jay Jacobs (NY), John Walsh (MA), Ken Martin (MN), Meredith Wood Smith (OR), Boyd Richie (TX), Jake Perkinson (VT), Mike Tate (WI), Dwight Pelz (WA), Jon Wisniewski (NJ), and Joan Wagnon (KS).

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Sacramento Mayor joins Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

After receiving hundreds of constituent signatures from a Change.org petition and meeting with local activists, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry.

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22 Senators endorse freedom to marry plank in 2012 National Democratic Platform

Today, the Washington Blade reported that 22 senators have joined a growing number of politicians and advocates who have endorsed including a freedom to marry plank in the Democratic Party’s 2012 national platform.

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Freedom to Marry Calls 9th Circuit Ruling “Powerful”

Today, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that found that Proposition 8, the state constitutional amendment that stripped the freedom to marry away from gay and lesbian couples in California, violates the U.S. Constitution.

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Watch: why marriage matters to Mark and Steve

Freedom to Marry supporter Steve Ledoux shared this wonderful video of why marriage matters to him and his husband Mark.

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Married gay couple faces forced separation because of DOMA

Anthony and Bradford, married for 7 years, may be forced to separate after losing an immigration battle to gain permanent residency for Anthony, and Australian citizen.

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Kate & Nicole: Feeling Lucky

As part of our new national education campaign Why Marriage Matters, we're telling the stories of gay couples to show that they want to get married for the same reasons as anyone: love, family, and commitment. Kate and Nicole say they're doubly lucky – because they found each other, and because they were able to get married in their home state of California during the brief window when it was legal.

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VIDEO: Why We Can’t Wait for the Freedom to Marry

A heartbreaking plea from two men from California, one of whom has Alzheimer's disease.

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States Update: Vote Delayed in MD, Calls to Let Marriage Resume in CA, Encouraging Polls in IA & NC

Two Maryland House members hold up the marriage bill vote, and California's Attorney General asks the federal appeals court to lift its order putting the Prop 8 decision on hold.

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