10 Years
 of Marriage, 10 Milestones to Celebrate: How We Got Here

On this 10th anniversary of the freedom to marry in America, let’s take a moment to savor and remember how far we’ve come - and with full victory within reach, let’s re-engage to finish the job and fulfill our goal of winning marriage nationwide!

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VIDEO: Commemorating 10 years of the freedom to marry in the United States

Today, May 17, marks the tenth anniversary of the freedom to marry coming to the United States! In 2004, the first same-sex couples in the country married in Massachusetts after a landmark, first-of-its-kind ruling in Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders' case Goodridge v. Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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Joel Benjamin photographs first couples to marry in Massachusetts 10 Years Later

To reflect on this anniversary, Massachusetts-based photographer Joel Benjamin snapped photos of the pioneering gay and lesbian couples who married in the Bay State in 2004, including portraits all seven of the couples from the landmark case.

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Thank You, Ralph and Paul: Reflecting on 10 years of marriage in Massachusetts

For me, Ralph and Paul’s marriage embodied powerfully what the significance of what transpired on May 17, 2004, when legal marriage for same-sex couples became real for the first time in American history.

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Farewell to Lee Swislow of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

As a national movement leader, Lee Swislow, the departing executive director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, has brought her unique skills to our movement: helping us listen to one another better and elevating our ability to collaborate and get things done.

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Dedicating our victory to enduring couples like Ralph and Paul

As yesterday's historic victory sinks in, the one couple that keeps coming to mind is Ralph Hodgdon and Paul McMahon. I dedicate this win to you, Ralph and Paul, and to all the other amazing couples who show everyone that our love endures.

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Happy Anniversary, Massachusetts: 9 Years with the freedom to marry

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the first weddings between same-sex couples in Massachusetts! Now, less than ten years after that historic day in Massachusetts, same-sex couples across the New England region have the freedom to marry.

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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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Freedom to Marry thanks retiring Boston Mayor Thomas Menino

Today, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced he would not seek reelection for a sixth term. Freedom to Marry thanked Mayor Menino today for all of his advocacy for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage during his tenure.

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Marc Solomon honored with Congressman Gerry E. Studds Visibility Award

This weekend, on Saturday, March 9, Freedom to Marry's National Campaign Director Marc Solomon was presented with the Congressman Gerry E. Studds Visibility Award. The award honors "individuals of integrity and selflessness who embody the spirit of service and provide positive leadership for the LGBT community."

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