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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What Happens Now: 7 ways the SCOTUS rulings are seeing immediate impacts

Just over 24 hours after the Supreme Court announced its historic decisions, we're already beginning to see the immediate implementation of the rulings. Here are seven ways the rulings are already being implemented.

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10 ways marriage moved forward since President Obama came out for the freedom to marry

One year ago, on May 9, 2012, President Barack Obama made history when he announced that he supports the freedom to marry for all loving and committed same-sex couples. The president's evolution increased momentum for marriage like never before, empowering many other political figures, business leaders, and community members to stop and reflect on their own views about why marriage matters.

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President Obama applauds NBA player Jason Collins on coming out

In a press conference today, President Barack Obama commented on big news from the sports world yesterday: Jason Collins, a Center for the NBA, came out as a gay man. Collins is now the first openly gay male athlete in a major American sports league.

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10 journey stories: How these political leaders grew to understand why marriage matters

It is important to embrace and celebrate the journey stories of American politicians and political figures. These stories often allow even more Americans to challenge their own perspectives and begin to complete their own journeys. Here are ten great quotes from prominent political leaders who now support marriage for all couples and their families.

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ROUND-UP: 13 groups that urged the Supreme Court to overturn Prop 8 or DOMA

Dozens of briefs have been filed in the past week in the DOMA and Prop 8 Supreme Court cases. Here's a round-up of thirteen diverse groups that spoke out for the freedom to marry through briefs in either the Windsor or Hollingworth cases.

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Obama administration files SCOTUS brief supporting marriage, opposing Prop 8

UPDATED 7:00pm: This evening, President Barack Obama and the Department of Justice filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in 'Hollingsworth v. Perry,' urging that Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that anti-gay activists succeeded in pushing through in November 2008 to strip same-sex couples of the freedom to marry in California in 2008, should be oveturned.

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Obama administration files brief asking SCOTUS to overturn DOMA

On Friday, the Obama administration filed a brief in Windsor v. United States, a legal case that will be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27, 2013. In the brief, President Obama and his administration ask the Court to overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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