Ashley & Gabriela: building our life, celebrating our love in NJ

When Ashley Jestat took a vacation to the Dominican Republic in 2002, she had no idea that she would meet the love of her life. While staying with her family at a vacation resort, Ashley met Gabriela Giuliani, who was back in the Dominican Republic, where she was born and grew up before moving to New Jersey over 25 years ago, visiting family and friends.

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NJ judge rules in favor of marriage, bringing renewed urgency to legislative action

The judge ruled in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in New Jersey, and unless the decision is appealed, marriages would begin in the state on October 21, 2013. Now that the lower court has found that the New Jersey civil union law is unconstitutional, it is imperative that the New Jersey legislature act quickly to pass a marriage bill.

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Winning More States: How marriage moved forward in 8 states this week

Coming off of June's historic victories at the Supreme Court, marriage supporters are working harder than ever in more states than ever in an effort to win marriage in more states and grow public support for marriage. Here's a look at how marriage has moved forward in eight key states this month!

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Nikki & Sue in NJ: I meant every promise, I meant every word

Nikki and Sue had a beautiful ceremony promising commitment to each other in Hawaii - but it was frustrating to see that no matter how gorgeous their day was, their commitment is not legally respected by the state of Hawaii. And when they returned home to New Jersey, too, they knew that they would continue to be viewed as single.

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Winning More States: Where marriage stands in 4 key states this year

As we continue to celebrate the victories at the Supreme Court in June 2013, we're already hard at work on building up momentum and securing essential votes in four key state marriage campaigns. Winning these four states before the end of 2014 is an important step on the path to victory.

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Robert & Aaron: Sharing the love across the Hudson on our wedding day

Robert and Aaron's wedding - which not only celebrated their love and commitment but also helped to fuel the campaign to win marriage in all 50 states - is a testament to the work we do at Freedom to Marry.

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New Jersey United for Marriage Launches

New Jersey United for Marriage, the campaign to secure the freedom to marry for all loving and committed couples in the state, launched today.

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Round-Up: Same-sex couples in 5 states file lawsuits for the freedom to marry

In the past 2 weeks, since the United States Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional Section 3 of DOMA, many legal organizations have looked to build off of the victory's momentum by filing state lawsuits seeking the freedom to marry and challenging state marriage amendments and bans.

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Polling in New Jersey continues to track huge support for the freedom to marry

A new poll released today finds that 60 percent of New Jersey residents support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. That's on par with many recent polls in the state, which demonstrate consistently that it's time for marriage in New Jersey.

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Roadmap to Victory: The next steps in winning marriage nationwide

Today, with two victories at the Supreme Court continuing to contribute fresh momentum in moving marriage forward, Freedom to Marry unveiled the next steps in the national strategy to win the freedom to marry across the country through 2016.

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