United States Supreme Court issues stay in Utah marriage ruling

On January 6, 2013, the United States Supreme Court granted a request for a stay in the marriage ruling in Utah that established the freedom to marry across the state. The ruling will be stayed - meaning that same-sex couples in Utah will be temporarily unable to receive marriage licenses - pending the state's appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Federal judge denies request to stay UT marriage ruling; the freedom to marry continues

Today, December 23, 2013, Judge Robert J. Shelby in Utah denied a request from the state of Utah to stay a ruling from Friday that struck down laws prohibiting the freedom to marry for same-sex couples as unconstitutional.

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Federal judge orders Ohio to respect all marriages on death certificates

On Monday, December 23, federal judge Timothy Black issued a ruling declaring that the state of Ohio must respect marriages between same-sex couples on death certificates issued by the state.

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Federal judge strikes down Utah’s marriage ban, ruling effective immediately

Today, a federal judge in Utah struck down the state's ban on same-sex couples from marrying, declaring that the law violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection and due process. Same-sex couples in Utah are already applying for marriage licenses.

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BIG WIN: New Mexico Supreme Court affirms the freedom to marry state-wide

Today, the New Mexico Supreme Court issued a landmark decision affirming what a majority of New Mexicans already know: That everyone in the state should have the freedom to marry the person they love.

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The freedom to marry in Hawaii: A Victory 20 years in the making

On this historic day, we take a look at the far-reaching influence of that very first win in HI 20 years ago, tracking how it has shaped the marriage movement – and how it worked as a catalyst for the strategic vision of Freedom to Marry.

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VIDEO: Missouri Supreme Court denies benefits to widower of police officer

Yesterday, on October 31, 3013, after several years in court, the Missouri Supreme Court issued its ruling in Kelly's case. In a 5-2 decision, they declared that Kelly should not receive any of the survivor benefits.

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NJ Court denies stay on marriage ruling; same-sex couples can marry starting Monday

Today, the New Jersey Supreme Court denied Gov. Christie's request to delay the start of marriages for same-sex couples in New Jersey. The NJ Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the marriage case in January 2014, but until a verdict is announced, same-sex couples will be permitted to marry in New Jersey, beginning on Monday, October 21, 2013.

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Michigan marriage lawsuit will proceed to trial

Today, a federal U.S. judge heard oral arguments in DeBoer v. Snyder, a federal lawsuit that challenges the 2004 law in Michigan that restricts marriage to different-sex couples. He announced that he will issue a written opinion and that the case will proceed to trial.

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NJ judge refuses to delay start to the freedom to marry in New Jersey

Today, Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson denied Gov. Chris Christie's request to delay the start of marriages for same-sex couples in New Jersey. Although the decision is expected to be appealed, at this point, the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in New Jersey is scheduled to begin on October 21, 2013.

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