My Two Dads: 8 families share how they’re celebrating Fathers’ Day this year

Fathers' Day is a great time to recognize the many types of families that make our country so dynamic. We know that there is no single formulation for what makes a strong family, but we spoke with eight great dad duos about the common denominator in family: love.

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How we won the freedom to marry across New England

Yesterday's vote in Rhode Island makes it all but certain that this year, same-sex couples in states across New England will be able to share in the freedom to marry. How did we get here? Let's go back to 2004 and track how marriage moved forward across the region

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U.S. District Court judge finds DOMA unconstitutional in ‘Pedersen v. OPM’

Today, U.S. District Court Judge Vanessa L. Bryant ruled that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act's Section 3, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional. The decision comes as the U.S. Supreme Court continues to receive many formal requests in a number of different cases to take a stance on whether or not DOMA is constitutional.

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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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Senator Lieberman: Connecticut can’t wait anymore

Today, we delivered over 1,000 signatures from Connecticut voters calling on Senator Joe Lieberman to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act. Federal marriage discrimination harms thousands of legally married same-sex couples in Connecticut each day. Will Senator Lieberman listen?

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Senators Lieberman and Collins: It’s time to repeal DOMA

Freedom to Marry is joining with six state and national organizations to call on Senator Lieberman (I-CT) and Senator Collins (R-ME) to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act.

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“We Wanted to Be a Family”

Why do people get married? There are plenty of practical reasons that might not be so romantic – but for most of us, it's to bring a relationship to the next level. It's a declaration of love and commitment in front of family, friends, and the world. That was the reason for Chris Herbert and Tim Long.

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Maryland set to expand gay rights to include the freedom to marry

Maryland is poised to become the sixth state to legally honor the marriages of same-sex couples as proponents say they believe they have enough support to pass such a measure in the upcoming legislative session.

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Editorial: Marriage injustice

The Washington Post Editorial Board: "DOMA was created for the purposes of 'defending and nurturing the institution of traditional heterosexual marriage,' 'defending traditional notions of morality' and 'protecting state sovereignty and democratic self-governance' - dubious goals, at best."

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GLAD files lawsuits challenging so-called Defense of Marriage Act

Two new lawsuits have been filed on behalf of gay and lesbian couples in four states to challenge a 1996 law denying married gay couples federal benefits.

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