President Obama says the Constitution requires the freedom to marry nationwide

In a recent interview with The New Yorker, President Obama voiced his support for the freedom to marry in all states in the United States.

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Department of Justice urged to respect legal marriages in 3 states

This week, Freedom to Marry and the Human Rights Campaign sent a joint letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Department of Justice to act now and ensure that the marriages of same-sex couples performed earlier this year in Arkansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin are respected by the federal government.

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Administration extends key federal protections to married same-sex couples

Today, the Obama administration announced that it will take additional steps to provide increased federal respect for same-sex couples’ legal marriages - However, social security protections for married couples will remain unavailable in nearly all states that do not respect marriage for same-sex couples.

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Kansas same-sex couple and their kids celebrate at White House Easter Egg Roll

This year, Susan and Shannon McSpadden, who hail from Merriam, KS, were invited to attend the Easter Egg Roll with their children, Davis and Georgia.

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Federal government will respect marriages of same-sex couples in Michigan

Today, the United States Department of Justice announced that the federal government will respect the legal marriages of the 300+ same-sex couples in Michigan who were issued marriage licenses in the state on Saturday, March 22.

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US Attorney General announces additional legal protections for married couples

This weekend, United States Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice would issue a memo to recognize marriages between same-sex couples - even in states without the freedom to marry - "to the greatest extent possible under the law."

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Federal government will respect marriages of same-sex couples in Utah

Today, the United States Department of Justice announced that the federal government would respect the marriages of the 1,300+ same-sex couples in Utah who have been issued marriage licenses in the state since December 20, 2013.

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President Obama applauds Hawaii’s approval of the freedom to marry

Last night, shortly after the Hawaii Senate granted final approval to the marriage bill that has been dated in the state over this month's three-week Special Session, President Barack Obama issued a statement applauding the decision.

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President Obama applauds Illinois for becoming the 15th freedom to marry state

Last night, shortly after the Illinois House of Representatives took a decisive vote in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples across the state of Illinois, President Barack Obama issued a statement applauding the decision.

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Obama Administration: Same-sex couples are eligible for veteran’s protections

Today, the Obama Administration directed the executive branch to no longer enforce federal laws that prevented legally married same-sex couples from accessing veteran's benefits. The spouses of gay and lesbian military veterans will soon be eligible for many protections that straight spouses have.

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