The 11 most viral marriage moments of 2013

We've celebrated some incredible wins for the marriage movement again and again this year. Here, we reflect on the stories and faces who helped carry those messages: the most "viral" marriage moments and photos of 2013.

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Happy Veterans Day: A look at how far our military families have come this year

Today is Veterans Day, the annual holiday where we honor U.S. servicemembers - as well as their loved ones and family members who support them as they serve our country.

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West Point military academy hosts first wedding ceremony between two men

This weekend, two graduates from West Point military academy became the first men to marry at Cadet Chapel, the landmark chapel at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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Karen Morgan, widow of CW2 Charlie Morgan, receives military spouse ID card

Yesterday, Karen Morgan, the widow of Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan of the New Hampshire National Guard, was finally able to get her military spouse ID card. The ID card will help to protect Karen Morgan, who lost her wife Charlie on February 10 of this year after a courageous battle with cancer.

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After 50 years of commitment, this Navy veteran and his partner need the freedom to marry

Jim and Pat hope that they will be able to marry, legally, in Illinois soon. Until then, Jim plans to continue his advocacy work in Illinois, including sharing his story with elected officials to show why marriage matters to him and Pat.

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New campaign in Illinois highlights why marriage matters to military veterans

Yesterday, Illinois Unites for Marriage, the campaign working to win marriage in Illinois this year, announced the launch of Veterans Unite for Marriage, a coalition of service members and their families in Illinois.

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WATCH: Pentagon video “Finally Recognized” highlights married same-sex couples

This week, an official video from the U.S. Department of Defense highlights legally married military same-sex couples across the country finally being granted respect for their marriages by the federal government and by the U.S. military.

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On the 2nd anniversary of DADT repeal, let’s recommit to winning marriage nationwide

Today, is the second anniversary of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell which barred gay and lesbian people from serving openly in the military. In the last two years, life for gay and lesbian service members, veterans and their families has improved dramatically. Here's a look at how things have improved in the past two years.

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Oklahoma Military couple Heather and Kasey celebrate federal respect for their marriage

When National Guard Sgt. Heather Britt-Davis returns from Afghanistan this month, she and her wife Kasey will finally be able to gain spousal recognition on Kasey's military ID card. Here, they share their love story with Freedom to Marry.

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Ruling in ‘McLaughlin’ case confirms protections for servicemembers and spouses

Yesterday, Judge Richard Stearns issued a ruling in McLaughlin v. Hagel, deciding that the plaintiffs are entitled to judgement in their favor, meaning they should be entitled to the protections and benefits that all other families receive.

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