With end to New Mexico legislative session, the freedom to marry stands once and for all

On February 20, a one-month legislative session in New Mexico drew to a close - and with the session's end, it's clear that marriage supporters in the state were successful in their campaign to defend and protect the freedom to marry.

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Victory in Indiana: Harmful amendment will not be on the ballot this November

Today, the Indiana Senate voted to move forward with only the first sentence of HJR-3, the proposed ban on same-sex couples from marrying. That means that the amendment will not be on the ballot this November. It's a big win and a big step forward in the state.

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Indiana House committee advances harmful anti-freedom amendment to full House floor

This evening, January 22, the Indiana House Committee on Elections and Apportionment voted 9-3 to advance HJR-3 to a full floor vote in the House of Representatives. The vote means HJR-3 is one step closer to passage, and the full House will consider the bill soon.

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Gov Pat Quinn signs Illinois marriage bill into law

Yesterday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the state’s marriage bill into law.

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Hawaii Senate committee advances marriage bill to full floor vote

Yesterday, October 28, a key Hawaii committee voted to advance a bill to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Hawaii. The Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee voted 5-2 to send the bill to the full Senate, where a vote is expected this week.

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Newly introduced House bill would deny protections to married same-sex couples

Today, several members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a new piece of legislation that would allow individuals, institutions, and government contractors to discriminate against legally married same-sex couples simply by asserting religious opposition.

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Hawaii Governor announces plans for special legislative session to pass marriage bill

This afternoon in Honololu, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie announced that on October 28 he will convene a special legislative session to pass a bill to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state.

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Respect for Marriage Act reintroduced in the U.S. Congress with record support

Today, supporters of the freedom to marry in the United States Congress wasted no time in taking steps toward full and final repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, by reintroducing the Respect for Marriage Act to finish the job.

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Legislators in Delaware will introduce freedom to marry legislation today

Today, legislators in Delaware will introduce legislation to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples. At 2:30 p.m., a press conference to formally announce the introduction of the bill to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage will be held in Wilmington.

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Republican IL Rep. Ed Sullivan announces support for marriage bill

Today, Illinois Rep. Ed Sullivan announced that he will vote for the freedom to marry on the IL House marriage bill. He is the second Republican representative in IL to pledge his support.

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