8th Circuit delays the freedom to marry for loving, committed couples in Nebraska

Last night, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals accepted Nebraska's request for a stay in a federal judge's ruling in favor of the freedom to marry, further delaying the rights and protections of marriage for loving, committed same-sex couples.

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PHOTOS: Photographer Joshua Foo discusses leap forward for marriage in Nebraska

Freedom to Marry spoke with Joshua last week, as the state prepared for a decision in the case, Waters v. Ricketts, brought by the ACLU of Nebraska. He spoke with us about photography, equality, and why marriage matters in Nebraska.

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Federal judge in Nebraska rules in favor of the freedom to marry

Today, March 2, a federal judge in Nebraska ruled in favor of the freedom to marry, striking down the state's ban on marriage between same-sex couples.

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Nebraska couples await a ruling on the freedom to marry in their home state

Today, February 19, a federal judge will hear oral arguments in a landmark case seeking the freedom to marry in the great state of Nebraska.

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Finishing the Job: How marriage is moving forward in the final 13 states

Here's what's going on in the 13 states where same-sex couples continue to be denied the freedom to marry. Every day of denial in these states is a day too long - and the past year of momentum demonstrates more clearly than ever: America is ready for the freedom to marry.

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Finishing the Job: With 15 states left to win, here’s how marriage is moving forward

Freedom to Marry has always been committed to winning marriage for same-sex couples nationwide - and now, as momentum surges across the country, it is more important for supporters to do all they can to speak out for the freedom to marry nationwide. Here's what's going on in the 15 where same-sex couples continue to be denied the freedom to marry.

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Same-sex couples and the ACLU file case seeking to overturn Nebraska marriage ban

On November 17, 2014, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Nebraska, and the law firm of Koenig Dunne filed a legal challenge to Nebraska's law denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples, on behalf of seven same-sex couples seeking to marry in state or have their legal marriages respected in Nebraska.

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Voice for Equality: Laura Ricketts

Laura Ricketts is co-owner of the Chicago Cubs and CEO of Ecotravel.com. Ricketts is also a board member of Lambda Legal and the Housing Opportunities for Women organization.

Ricketts' ownership stake in the Cubs is uniquely noteworthy because it makes her the first openly gay owner of a major-league sports franchise.

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Omaha newspaper to include wedding announcements of same-sex couples

The Omaha World-Herald, amid a firestorm of protest on Facebook, has decided to re-examine its practices and policies concerning wedding announcements.

'Celebrations' announcements regarding licensed legal weddings approved by states, engagements for legal weddings or anniversaries of legal marriages will be welcomed, regardless of the genders of the couple.

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2,020 marriages of same-sex couples recorded in Iowa since last April

Out-of-staters made up 60 percent of same-sex couples married in Iowa since the freedom to marry became legal in April 2009, state officials reported Tuesday.

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