Meet the plaintiffs fighting for marriage at the 7th Circuit this week

This week, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit will hear oral arguments in marriage cases from two different states. Check out profiles of many of the plaintiff couples from the various cases here.

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Federal judge in Florida strikes down marriage ban, following 4 state court wins

Today, August 21, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in Florida, the first federal judge to strike down Florida's ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

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U.S. Supreme Court puts 4th Circuit ruling on hold

Today, August 20, the United States Supreme Court granted a request for a stay in this summer's marriage ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that ordered the freedom to marry in Virginia and paved the way for the freedom to marry in North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia.

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New ruling in Indiana strikes down marriage ban, fuels momentum in 7th Circuit

On August 19, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Young issued a new ruling on the freedom to marry, striking down marriage discrimination in Indiana as unconstitutional.

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Cincinnati Mayor Cranley urges 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to rule for marriage

Today, one week after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit heard oral arguments in 6 landmark marriage cases, the Mayor of Cincinnati is voicing his support for the freedom to marry, urging the Court to affirm lower court rulings holding that banning same-sex couples from marriage is unconstitutional.

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4th Circuit Court of Appeals denies request to delay marriage ruling

Today, August 13, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit denied a motion from defendant Michele McQuigg to grant a stay in the mandate of their marriage ruling from late last month.

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4th Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of the freedom to marry in Virginia case

Today the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA ruled in favor of same-sex couples’ freedom to marry, upholding a marriage ruling out of Virginia from February.

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Wave of appellate arguments continues in August at 6th Circuit and 7th Circuit

Next month, same-sex couples in six different states will get their day in court at the federal appellate level when the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the 7th Circuit hold oral arguments in a wide range of legal cases seeking the freedom to marry or respect for marriages between same-sex couples legally performed in other states.

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Second Florida judge rules in state’s marriage ban unconstitutional

Today, July 25, a Florida judge struck down the state's marriage ban as unconstitutional in Miami-Dade County, just over one week after a similar ruling was announced in Monroe County.

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Federal judge in Colorado strikes down marriage ban in 27th pro-marriage ruling

Today, July 23, U.S. District Court Judge Raymond P. Moore struck down Colorado’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, following a month-long flurry of activity on marriage in the Centennial State.

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