WATCH: First openly gay Congressman’s widower speaks out against DOMA

Yesterday, Dean Hara, the widower of U.S. Representative Gerry Studds, the first openly gay member of the U.S. Congress, spoke with Democracy Now! about how the so-called Defense of Marriage Acthurts legally married same-sex couples and their families.

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Don’t miss our live blog of the Supreme Court oral arguments!

All week long, Freedom to Marry will be live-blogging the oral arguments in the Supreme Court cases, providing you with background information about the cases, and ensuring that you have the most up-to-date information available.

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North Carolina farmers Laura and Cindy continue standing up for the freedom to marry

As Laura and Cindy, who own a farm in North Carolina and are married in California, wait and hope that the Supreme Court stands on the Right Side of History, they envision a day in the future when they can stand as a married couple in their home state, with the full respect of their community and country

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Respect for Marriage Coalition launches third national television ad

Today, the Respect for Marriage Coalition launched the third television advertisement in its series of national ads designed to demonstrate broad public support for the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

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Q&A: Sion Fullana on photographing same-sex couples and speaking out against DOMA

In recent years, Sion has learned the power of photography, and he has worked hard to develop his photographic passions in order to share stories of why marriage matters, how same-sex couples share the same love and commitment that different-sex couples share, and why DOMA needs to be overturned.

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10 journey stories: How these political leaders grew to understand why marriage matters

It is important to embrace and celebrate the journey stories of American politicians and political figures. These stories often allow even more Americans to challenge their own perspectives and begin to complete their own journeys. Here are ten great quotes from prominent political leaders who now support marriage for all couples and their families.

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Sen. Portman becomes first sitting GOP Senator to publicly support the freedom to marry

This week, Republican Senator Rob Portman from Ohio formally announced that he now supports the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. His announcement marks the first time that a sitting Republican Senator has publicly supported marriage for same-sex couples.

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President Bill Clinton: It’s time to overturn DOMA

On Friday, President Bill Clinton joined the chorus of voices calling on the Supreme Court to overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal respect for marriages between same-sex couples.

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ROUND-UP: 13 groups that urged the Supreme Court to overturn Prop 8 or DOMA

Dozens of briefs have been filed in the past week in the DOMA and Prop 8 Supreme Court cases. Here's a round-up of thirteen diverse groups that spoke out for the freedom to marry through briefs in either the Windsor or Hollingworth cases.

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212 Congressional Democrats file brief urging Supreme Court to overturn DOMA

This morning, 212 Democratic members of Congress - led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi filed an amicus brief in Windsor v. United States, the Supreme Court case challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal respect for legal marriages between same-sex couples.

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