Something Old, Something New: Talking About Marriage

Today’s oral arguments in the Oregon federal marriage case are the latest in a landmark series of cases (including arguments earlier this month before the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for cases involving federal challenges to marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma) that are poised to expand the number of Americans who, after decades of dedicated struggle, may soon be free to marry.

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Sister of same-sex couple in Utah speaks out on faith, family, and freedom

"It didn't bother me that Dustin was gay," Shana said. "What bothered me was that as far as I knew, if you were gay you weren't going to Heaven. So I saw that Dustin was still who he had always been. I came to that realization: If it's not Heaven without Dustin, then Dustin will be in Heaven. He'll be there."

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VIDEO: Straight allies in the military speak out for marriage

Today, Freedom to Marry and OutServe-SLDN released a new video featuring three prominent straight allies in the military speaking out in support of gay and lesbian servicemembers and their spouses.

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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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National Coming Out Day: A mother ‘comes out’ with her daughter’s wedding photo

A woman gets married to the love of her life, and her mother posts a wedding photo to her personal Facebook page. These formal presentations of family members' love for each other are what today, National Coming Out Day, is all about.

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NOM Fails in New Hampshire Primary Elections

In Tuesday's primary elections in New Hampshire, Republican legislators who opposed repealing the freedom to marry overwhelmingly won their primaries.

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Young conservatives send RNC letter in support of marriage

Today, the leadership committee of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry sent a letter to the platform committee of the Republican National Committee urging them to reject using anti-marriage language in this year’s National Party Platform.

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WATCH: New public education television spot debuts in Minnesota

Today, a new public education spot hit televisions in Minnesota, where voters face a ballot measure that could limit the freedom to marry in the state. The new ad features retired U.S. Marine Corps member Fred Petersen and his wife Yvonne, Minnesota residents whose grandson is gay.

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Black leaders commend President Obama’s support of the freedom to marry

On Friday, four of the most prominent black leaders in the country - including Rev. Al Sharpton, Julian Bond, Melanie Campbell, and Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, signed onto an open letter applauding President Obama's recent endorsement of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg speaks out against NC marriage amendment

Yesterday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of UNC Chapel Hill. In his speech, he criticized last week's passage of the constitutional amendment banning the freedom to marry in North Carolina.

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