With Sen. Nelson’s support, a majority of U.S. Senators now support the freedom to marry

Today, Sen. Bill Nelson announced that he supports the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, making him the 51st Senator in today's Congress to do so. A majority of the United States Senate now has announced support for the freedom to marry.

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9 Senate Democrats who announced their support for the freedom to marry this week

In the past week, nine U.S. Senators have announced their support for the freedom to marry, explaining how their views have evolved and how they have come to understand that now is the time to stand on the Right Side of History.

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Minnesota marriage bills advance through committee, will face House and Senate consideration

Yesterday, bills that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Minnesota advanced through key committee votes in the MN House and Senate. The bills will now face consideration by the full Minnesota House and Senate.

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New memo from Freedom to Marry and Third Way: Pro-marriage legislators win elections

Today, Freedom to Marry and Third Way released a memo demonstrating that state legislators who vote in favor of marriage for same-sex couples continue to win voter support when running for reelection. The analysis demonstrates that 97% of state legislators who voted for the freedom to marry and ran for reelection won in 2012, compared to 90% of incumbent state legislators nationwide.

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Minnesota legislators introduce marriage bills in state House and Senate

Today, Minnesota state legislators announced that they were officially introducing bills in the House and Senate that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the Minnesota. The bipartisan legislation has intense momentum and will face consideration by both chambers of the MN legislature over the next several months.

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Illinois House committee approves marriage bill, which now faces full House vote

Last night, February 26, 2013, the Illinois House Executive Committee voted in favor of advancing a bill that would extend the freedom to marry for same-sex couples across the state of Illinois. The bill will now be heard by the full Illinois House of Representatives.

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Victory in Illinois: IL Senate approves the freedom to marry

Today, the Illinois Senate voted in favor of a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state. By a vote of 34-21, IL Senators stood on the Right Side of History and took this historic step toward making Illinois the tenth state to embrace the freedom to marry for all couples.

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Illinois Senate Executive Committee advances marriage bill

This afternoon, the Illinois Senate Executive Committee voted in favor of advancing a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state. By a vote of 9-5, legislators in the committee stood on the Right Side of History and took the first step toward making Illinois the tenth state to embrace the freedom to marry for all couples.

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Rhode Island House of Representatives passes marriage bill with large majority

Today, the House of Representatives in Rhode Island voted on a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples - and by a vote of 51 to 19, the members of the House approved the bill!

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Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee unanimously advances marriage bill

Today, the Judiciary Committee of the Rhode Island House of Representatives unanimously voted to advance a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in the state. This vote marks the first time ever that a legislative body has moved a marriage bill forward in the state.

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