14 Photos: Our First Valentine’s Day as a Married Couple

As the country continues to move forward on marriage, we take the time this week to celebrate the thousands of same-sex couples celebrating their first Valentine's Day as a married couple - and look forward to the day when all couples who want to marry can be married Valentines.

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Our life in 17 photos: A gay sailor’s love story

Navy Senior Chief Dwayne D. Beebe and Jonathan Franqui have fallen in love and committed their lives together - they were excited to get their marriage license in Maryland, and they look forward to their ceremony in Florida. But their marriage deserves legal respect - respect that cannot happen until all couples have the freedom to marry, and until DOMA is overturned once and for all.

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Thank You for supporting the National Engagement Party!

This Saturday, hundreds of people across the country joined together for the National Engagement Party, our fundraiser to win marriage at the ballot. The event raised $500,000 for the ballot battles, bringing Freedom to Marry's total state investment to $4.5 million for the 2011-2012 election cycle.

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Florida voters move toward freedom to marry support in new poll

A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows that Florida voters, like much of the country, are quickly shifting their views on the freedom to marry toward majority approval. Gains among black voters in the state are particularly evident.

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Five new mayors sign on to Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

This week, five new mayors from Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia signed onto our Mayors for the Freedom to Marry initiative.

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Freedom to Marry celebrates first Republican cosponsor of DOMA repeal bill

Today, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced that she would be the first Republican member of Congress to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 1116), sponsored by Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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Time for government to show all families deserve protection

A recent study by The Williams Institute showing the South to be home to more gay parents than any other region in the nation demonstrates clearly why winning the freedom to marry nationally is crucial to gay and lesbian families.

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Parenting by gays more common in the south, census shows

According to census data, child rearing among same-sex couples is more common in the South than in any other region of the country.

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Opinion: Marriage equality is a matter of health as well as rights

Dr. Gabriel Garcia of the Stanford School of Medicine discusses the healthcare disparities that result from the LGBT community being denied the freedom to marry.

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Florida College Democrats pass gay-issues resolution supporting freedom to marry, military service

Florida College Democrats' LGBT Caucus has passed a resolution including "four important issues central to the LGBT Community: The Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry, Freedom to Adopt, and the Freedom to Live Without Fear."

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