Despite Obama’s Decision, Gay Couples Still Suffering Under DOMA

From health insurance to immigration, the federal government is still discriminating against married gay couples.

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Kathy & Carmah: Making Their Own Family

Kathy Glass and Carmah Lawler have a good sense of humor about their age – and they say that sense has also helped keep them together for over 30 years. Kathy is 79 and Carmah is 82.

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Laura and Dyana: Doing the Math

How do you know when you've met the person that you want to spend the rest of your life with? Laura McGinnis and Dyana Mason might have gotten it down to an equation that's deceptively simple – but you have to know what you're looking for.


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Valentine’s Day: More than Flowers

How the holiday is a reminder of why marriage matters.

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The Indefensible “Defense of Marriage Act”

A New York Times editorial and an op-ed by Anne Stanback, board chairwoman of Freedom to Marry Action, spell out why DOMA is wrong and must be overturned.

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How DOMA Hurts a Widower Who Was with His Husband for Decades

A rundown of the government's unfair treatment a gay man who was married to an army veteran.

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Diana & Sako: Going the (Long) Distance

Before they got together, the chances of Diana and Sako Brockmann bumping into each other were pretty low. Diana lived in Washington, DC and Sako was 4,300 miles across the Atlantic in her native Finland. Luckily, Sako loves travelling to exotic locales – and taking lots of pictures.

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Why Marriage Matters: Let’s Start the Conversation

Thalia Zepatos, Freedom to Marry's Director of Public Engagement, explains Why Marriage Matters, our groundbreaking new public educational campaign that cuts to the heart of why marriage matters to gay families.

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Thom & Jeff: 21st Century Love Story

It's a question that every couple gets: "So how did you two meet?" Thom Watson and Jeff Tabaco have an answer that's pretty common these days – they met on the internet. But their story has a twist – they found each other not through an on online dating site, but thanks to their personal blogs.

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Letter to an Iowa Legislator from an Old Neighbor

A lesbian from Iowa writes to a lawmaker co-sponsoring the state's anti-marriage amendment. But the writer isn't just a voter – she's the legislator's former neighbor and babysitter.

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