Litigation Round-Up: Where marriage cases stand in the federal appellate courts

After today's great victory in Ohio, it's a good time to check in on the state of marriage litigation across the country. In nine states, marriage litigation is currently pending at the federal appellate level in five different Circuit Courts.

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Federal judge rules Indiana must immediately respect one couple’s marriage

Today, a federal judge ruled that the state of Indiana must respect the marriage of a same-sex couple from Munster, Indiana - Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney. One of the spouses, Niki, was diagnosed in 2009 with ovarian cancer and is terminally ill. The judge issued an emergency temporary restraining order declaring that Indiana must respect their marriage.

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New lawsuits in Arizona, Florida and Indiana call for the freedom to marry

On March 13, a trio of federal lawsuits concerning marriage protections for same-sex couples, were filed in three different states. The cases - filed in Arizona, Florida, and Indiana - join more than 50 other lawsuits where same-sex couples are seeking the freedom to marry.

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Victory in Indiana: Harmful amendment will not be on the ballot this November

Today, the Indiana Senate voted to move forward with only the first sentence of HJR-3, the proposed ban on same-sex couples from marrying. That means that the amendment will not be on the ballot this November. It's a big win and a big step forward in the state.

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VIDEO: Evan Wolfson on how Indiana is coming together to reject HJR-3

Last week, Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson traveled to Indiana to meet with local activists working to defeat HJR-3, the proposed constitutional amendment in Indiana that would ban same-sex couples from marrying in the state.

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Indiana House committee advances harmful anti-freedom amendment to full House floor

This evening, January 22, the Indiana House Committee on Elections and Apportionment voted 9-3 to advance HJR-3 to a full floor vote in the House of Representatives. The vote means HJR-3 is one step closer to passage, and the full House will consider the bill soon.

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VIDEO: ‘We will join together to defeat HJR-3’ in Indiana

A new video from Freedom Indiana documents the thousands of Hoosiers who have spoken out against HJR-3, a proposed constitutional amendment that helps no one and hurts same-sex couples and their families in the state.

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A Look Ahead: How we’ll move marriage forward in 2014

2013 was a great year, and we've come so far - but we're not done yet. 2014 will be another big year for marriage as we work to fuel campaigns to win marriage this year, lay the groundwork for further momentum for future years, and fuel the conversation about why marriage matters for all families.

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Bipartisan group of Indiana mayors speak out against anti-gay HJR-6

This week, a bipartisan group of mayors in Indiana came together to launch Mayors for Freedom, a new effort that speaks out against HJR-6, a proposed constitutional amendment that seeks to permanently ban all protections for same-sex couples and their families in Indiana.

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‘Moms for Freedom’ works to defeat anti-freedom amendment in Indiana

This week, Freedom Indiana, the state-wide coalition in Indiana working to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment that would permanently ban any and all protections for same-sex couples and their families, launched a new campaign, 'Moms for Freedom,' harnessing the energy of mothers across the state who oppose restricting freedom in the state.

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