Wyoming judge strikes down laws denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples

Today, October 17, U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in Wyoming in a federal legal case that challenged the state’s anti-marriage constitutional amendment.

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Arizona judge rules in favor of the freedom to marry, striking down state ban

Today, October 17, U.S. District Court Judge John Sedgwick ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in Arizona in a federal legal case that challenged the state’s anti-marriage constitutional amendment.

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It’s official: Same-sex couples have the freedom to marry in North Carolina

After this week’s historic announcement from the United States Supreme Court that ultimately secured the freedom to marry in six states, including Virginia, a federal judge in North Carolina has agreed that the ruling applies to NC’s Amendment 1, which bans same-sex couples from marrying.

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SCOTUS denies review of marriage cases, bringing the freedom to marry to 5 states

Today, October 6, the Supreme Court denied review of five cases seeking the freedom to marry, leaving standing marriage victories in several federal circuits and opening the door to the freedom to marry in many more states, while deferring for another day the national resolution that Freedom to Marry, businesses, elected officials, and families across the country had urged now.

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43 Arkansas faith leaders urge AR Supreme Court to rule for the freedom to marry

Today, 43 faith leaders from Arkansas came together to file an amicus brief in Smith v. Wright. The “friend-of-the-court” brief outlines the urgency and importance of ending the exclusion of committed couples from marriage in Arkansas.

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State judge rules Missouri must respect marriages performed legally in other states

Today, October 3, Missouri Circuit Court Judge J. Dale Youngs ruled that marriages between same-sex couples legally performed in other states must be respected in Missouri.

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Supreme Court takes no action on marriage cases; every day of denial hurts families

The Court's order list today did not include any of the cases seeking the freedom to marry. But just because the Court took no action on the marriage cases today does not mean that the marriage cases will not be considered during the 2014-2015 session.

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8 same-sex couples hoping Louisiana stands on the right side of history

It’s been an exciting few weeks for marriage in Louisiana, and now more than ever, families across the state are standing up and sharing their stories.

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Louisiana judge rules in favor of the freedom to marry, 40th victory since June ‘13

Today, September 22, Judge Edward Rubin of the 15th Judicial District Court ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in a state legal challenge to an amendment in Louisiana that denies same-sex couples the freedom to marry.

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Indiana agrees that same-sex couple’s marriage license should be respected

Today, September 12, U.S. District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen allowed the state of Indiana to respect the marriage of Veronica Romero and Mayra Yvette Rivera, a same-sex couple who have been together for 27 years and live in Whiting, IN with their two children.

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