Many marriage states affirm respect for married same-sex couples in Utah

Soon after the federal government's announcement, several other states where same-sex couples can marry - including Washington state, Maryland, and Maine - confirmed that they, too, would honor the couples' marriages.

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How we won the freedom to marry across New England

Yesterday's vote in Rhode Island makes it all but certain that this year, same-sex couples in states across New England will be able to share in the freedom to marry. How did we get here? Let's go back to 2004 and track how marriage moved forward across the region

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Photo Retrospective: The road to the freedom to marry in Maine!

Tonight at midnight, same-sex couples across the state of Maine will finally have the freedom to marry. But how did we do it? How did we turn a disappointing defeat in 2009 into an amazing victory in 2012? It wasn't easy. Relive the road to the freedom to marry with this photo retrospective!

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After 3 years of campaigning, Beth and Valerie look back on winning marriage in Maine

No one knows the struggle in Maine better than the loving and committed same-sex couples who saw their freedoms granted, denied, debated, and finally embraced by a majority of Mainers. One of these couples - Beth Allen and Valerie Frey - have been intimately involved in the Maine campaign since the beginning. Here, they've shared their story - and 11 photos chronicling their love and commitment.

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Top 10 Moments for Marriage in 2012

Like 2011, 2012 was a year of triumph and transformation for the freedom to marry and our campaign. While already at work on the wins we want in 2013, let's savor and take inspiration from Freedom to Marry's top ten marriage moments in 2012.

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The freedom to marry will take effect in Maine on December 29

Last week, on Thursday, November 29, Maine Governor Paul LePage signed off on the certified election results for the state of Maine - including the result that, for the first in history, Mainers passed the freedom to marry for same-sex couples at the ballot. The new marriage law becomes effective 30 days after certification - on December 29.

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Inspiring man who spoke out for why marriage matters in Maine passes away

Freedom to Marry extends our deepest condolences to Richard and to Joseph's family. Their story inspired the Mainers United team and all teams working toward ending the exclusion of same-sex coupels from marriage, reminding advocates what they are working so hard to achieve.

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Thanks to all of our straight allies for standing beside us!

This week, Dan Savage launched "Straight Up Thanks," a great new Tumblr designed to acknowledge and applaud the straight people who stood up and fought for the freedom to marry in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington.

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Celebrating marriage: Public figures and celebrities cheer for marriage victories

All this week, politicians, athletes, and celebrities have been cheering for our huge Election Day victories in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington.

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WATCH: Four moments of marriage victory

Last Tuesday was an amazing day. We had four huge victories - and that means that there were four huge victory celebrations! Here, we've compiled links to the best celebration recaps.

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