Illinois marriage bill passes out of Senate Committee, signaling momentum in 2013

Yesterday, the Illinois Senate Executive Committee voted to advance a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in the state. The decision marked the first time that a legislative body in Illinois has ever voted in favor of the freedom to marry, and it signals that momentum is on our side for the next legislative session.

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Top 10 Moments for Marriage in 2012

Like 2011, 2012 was a year of triumph and transformation for the freedom to marry and our campaign. While already at work on the wins we want in 2013, let's savor and take inspiration from Freedom to Marry's top ten marriage moments in 2012.

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President Obama wins reelection, showing nation’s historic shift on marriage

Tonight, Freedom to Marry applauds the reelection of President Barack Obama, the first sitting president to support the freedom to marry and the first person elected president after campaigning on a platform that fully supports the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

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President Obama supports marriage, opposes discrimination in ballot campaigns

Today, a spokesperson for the Obama campaign issued a statement about the president's support for the ballot campaigns to win marriage in Maine, Maryland, and Washington. The campaign has already spoken out against a ballot measure in Minnesota.

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New radio advertisements in Maryland urge people to vote FOR Question 6

Today, Marylanders for Marriage Equality released a new radio spot urging listeners to support the freedom to marry at the ballot. Freedom to Marry invested $100,000 in the Vote For 6 campaign to support the airing of the new advertisement and a previously announced radio spot featuring NAACP Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond.

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President Obama reiterates support for the freedom to marry in DNC speech

In President Barack Obama's speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president, which closed the Democratic National Convention, he continued discussing LGBT issues in what amounts to a historic level of visibility for the LGBT community at a convention for a major U.S. political party.

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi and 83 representatives push for protections for binational couples

Yesterday, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and 83 additional members of Congress sent a letter to the Obama administration urging the President to take formal action on a statement he made last year about working to protect binational same-sex couples.

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President Obama asks Maryland voters to uphold the freedom to marry at the ballot

At a speech in Baltimore yesterday, President Barack Obama spoke out against anti-gay activists who are working to overturn the freedom to marry in Maryland. He urged voters to uphold marriage for same-sex couples at the ballot this November.

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President Obama celebrates Pride month

President Barack Obama kicked off Pride Month with a number of new campaign videos and a website devoted to LGBT Americans.

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First Lady Michelle Obama discusses support of the freedom to marry

Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama released a video answering Twitter users' questions, and one of the questions focused on her views on the freedom to marry.

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