Nikki and Sue’s beautiful HI wedding

When Nikki and Sue declared their love for each other in their beautiful ceremony, neither Hawaii nor their home state of New Jersey extended the freedom to marry to same-sex couples - now, both states do.

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Google+ Hangout celebrates marriage in NJ and looks ahead to what’s next for marriage

Today, October 25, 2013, Freedom to Marry's Director of State Campaigns, Richard Carlbom, joined a panel of experts and people touched by the freedom to marry in New Jersey for a Google + Hangout moderated by Chris Geidner, Legal Editor for Buzzfeed.

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Winning More States: How 6 key states moved marriage forward this week

It's been a big week for the freedom to marry as the playing field of states working to pass marriage laws and defeat anti-gay initiatives widens more broadly than ever. Here are some of this week's highlights on how we moved forward:

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6 New Jersey couples who finally have the freedom to marry

Yesterday, October 21, 2013, New Jersey became the 14th state to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state. Here are six couples from New Jersey celebrating this week's victory

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NJ Governor Chris Christie withdraws appeal of marriage ruling

This morning, on the first day of the freedom to marry in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie's administration withdrew his appeal of a Superior Court ruling that ordered NJ to begin performing and respecting marriages of same-sex couples.

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VICTORY: NJ Governor withdraws appeal; the freedom to marry is the law of the land!

This morning, as the clock moved from midnight to 12:01 a.m., same-sex couples across the state of New Jersey began to marry, declaring their love and commitment for each other as New Jersey became the fourteenth state to begin marrying same-sex couples.

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NJ Court denies stay on marriage ruling; same-sex couples can marry starting Monday

Today, the New Jersey Supreme Court denied Gov. Christie's request to delay the start of marriages for same-sex couples in New Jersey. The NJ Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the marriage case in January 2014, but until a verdict is announced, same-sex couples will be permitted to marry in New Jersey, beginning on Monday, October 21, 2013.

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NJ judge refuses to delay start to the freedom to marry in New Jersey

Today, Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson denied Gov. Chris Christie's request to delay the start of marriages for same-sex couples in New Jersey. Although the decision is expected to be appealed, at this point, the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in New Jersey is scheduled to begin on October 21, 2013.

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Mayor of Lambertville wants to perform the first marriage ceremony in New Jersey

One of the excited marriage supporters in New Jersey is David DelVecchio, Mayor of Lambertville, NJ. He said that if there is not a stay on the ruling, which declares that marriages for same-sex couples should begin on October 21, 2013, he wants to perform the first marriage for a same-sex couple

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WATCH: Evan Wolfson discusses marriage ruling in New Jersey

This week, Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson spoke with MSNBC about a Friday ruling by a New Jersey Superior Court judge declaring that same-sex couples should have the freedom to marry in New Jersey.

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