Huge steps forward in New Mexico: Same-sex couples marry in multiple counties

This week has seen a flurry of activity supporting the freedom to marry in New Mexico. These huge steps forward in New Mexico this week bring renewed urgency to why we need the freedom to marry uniformly across the state - and, ultimately, why we need the freedom to marry nationwide.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General says she will not defend anti-marriage law in court

Today at a press conference in Philadelphia's National Constitution Center, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced that she will not be defending the PA state statute that prohibits same-sex couples from marrying.

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Same-sex couples in New Mexico file lawsuit seeking the freedom to marry

This afternoon, two same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry filed a lawsuit in the district court of Albuquerque, New Mexico after they were denied marriage licenses by the Bernalillo County Clerk.

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Passages from Massachusetts marriage ruling become popular wedding readings

Just over ten years ago, in November 2003, Margaret H. Marshall, the chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, penned a decision in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health. Now, some language from the decision is becoming a popular selection for readings at weddings.

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Supreme Court schedules arguments in marriage cases for March 26 and 27

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States released the schedule of oral arguments for the 2013 session. The schedule indicates that the Court will hear the challenge to Proposition 8 on Tuesday, March 26, and a challenge to DOMA on Wednesday, March 27.

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Evan Wolfson in The New York Times: Our work continues in 2013

Yesterday, Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson published an editorial in The New York Times where he encouraged advocates of ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage to keep focusing on creating a climate for the Supreme Court to rule in our favor.

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Supreme Court takes no further action on additional DOMA challenges

On Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that it will be hearing two cases related to the freedom to marry in 2013. The Court remained silent on four other marriage lawsuits - all challenges to DOMA - that faced potential review.

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BREAKING: Supreme Court will hear DOMA case and Prop 8 case in 2013

Moments ago, the Supreme Court announced in an order that it has decided to hear the Proposition 8 case and a challenge to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act - Windsor v. United States - in 2013. Now, it is more urgent than ever that we make the same strong case for the freedom to marry in the court of public opinion that our advocates are making in the courts of law.

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Supreme Court delays date of marriage case consideration until Nov. 30

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court updated its case docket to reflect that it had rescheduled the date that it will consider whether it will review any marriage cases during its next session. The conference is now set for Friday, November 30.

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U.S. Supreme Court sets date to decide whether it will take DOMA and Prop 8 cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will consider whether or not it will review federal constitutional challenges to two marriage cases - the Proposition 8 case in California and one or more of the challenges facing the so-called Defense of Marriage Act - at its private conference on Tuesday, November 20.

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