Federal judge rules Virginia marriage ban unconstitutional; stays ruling pending appeal

Tonight, February 13, same-sex couples in Virginia got an early Valentine's Day present when a federal judge ruled that the ban on same-sex couples from marrying in Virginia is unconstitutional. The judge stayed the ruling pending an appeal.

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Texas Sen. Wendy Davis urges AG Abbott to stop defending anti-marriage laws

Today, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis spoke out about why marriage matters in her state, explaining that she supports the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

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Southern Poverty Law Center files federal marriage lawsuit in Alabama

Today, February 13, 2014, the Southern Poverty Law Center filed a new federal marriage lawsuit in Alabama on behalf of a man seeking recognition as the surviving spouse of another man.

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Federal judge rules Kentucky must respect same-sex couples’ legal marriages

Today, February 12, 2014, a federal judge ruled that Kentucky must respect the marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states.

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Litigation Round-Up: Marriage in the courts in KY, TX, LA, OH, MO & NV

In the past week, the flurry of activity around marriage litigation hasn't slowed down: Two new lawsuits were filed today, and in Texas and Nevada, big developments could translate to big wins.

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Nevada attorney general seeks to stop defending state’s marriage ban

On Monday, February 10, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto filed a motion in the lawsuit 'Sevcik v. Sandoval' requesting the ability to withdraw her brief that argued in defense of Nevada's ban on same-sex couples from marrying.

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13 Oklahoma couples speak out about love and commitment in the Sooner State

Hundreds of couples celebrated Judge Kern's ruling - these anti-marriage laws that he declared unconstitutional impact real people with real lives and real families, and it's important to be reminded of that. Meet 13 loving couples who are hopeful that Oklahoma will stand on the Right Side of History this year.

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‘One Strategy, Two Timelines’: The Pathway Forward to the freedom to marry nationwide

In light of the recent victories for marriage in federal court cases, Freedom to Marry has issued a new memo detailing The Pathway Forward, explaining how critical marriage litigation plays into the overall push to win marriage nationwide.

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Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring will not defend anti-marriage law in court

Today, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that he does not intend to defend a state statute and constitutional amendment in Virginia that denies the freedom to marry to same-sex couples.

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Same-sex couples in Utah file lawsuit seeking respect for Utah marriage licenses

On January 21, 2014, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of four same-sex couples in Utah who legally married in the state. More than 1,300 same-sex couples married in those weeks, and this lawsuit seeks recognition for these licenses.

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