Kentucky faith leaders speak up for the freedom to marry in the Bluegrass State

Yesterday, May 19, a diverse group of faith leaders from Kentucky launched Kentucky Faith Leaders for Marriage, an effort to show that clergy members and people of faith across the Commonwealth of Kentucky support marriage because of their faith, not in spite of it.

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Same-sex couples and clergy members file lawsuit against NC marriage ban

On April 28, a group of clergy members, people of faith, and same-sex couples filed a new federal lawsuit in North Carolina seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

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Not All Like That Christians Project amplifies Christian support for equality

This week, a new project, The Not All Like That Christians Project launched to amplify the voices of Christians who support the LGBT community. It's designed as a direct counterpoint to some high-profile Christians who speak out in favor of discrimination and claim to speak for all people of faith

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As Catholic support for marriage grows, Pope Francis makes inclusive statement on clergy

Today, Pope Francis made an inclusive statement about gay members of the Catholic clergy, commenting that it is not up to him to judge Catholic priests based on who they love.

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Poll: 54% of American Catholics support the freedom to marry

Quinnipiac University released the results of a new survey today that demonstrate increased support for the freedom to marry among a number of key demographics. Most notably, 54 percent of American Catholic voters surveyed said that they support marriage for same-sex couples.

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Jennifer and Lexi promise their love in traditional Quaker wedding ceremony in MD

In 2006, Jennifer and Lexi Chapin-Smith held a wedding ceremony in Maryland in the traditional Quaker tradition. Now, in 2013, they've had a legal ceremony, one that reaffirms their love and commitment for each other.

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Washington National Cathedral will begin hosting weddings for same-sex couples

Yesterday, the Washington National Cathedral announced that it will soon begin hosting weddings for same-sex couples. The historic church is one of the first Episcopal congregations in the country to introduce marriage rites for LGBT individuals.

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Faith leaders speak out in favor of the freedom to marry in Rhode Island

This week, over 100 religious leaders in Rhode Island from 13 different faith denominations came together to speak out in favor of the freedom to marry in the state. The faith leaders said they would continue working to increase public support for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.

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12 photos of JaLissa and Janell beginning their journey together in Washington, D.C.

Today, we're celebrating the anniversary of the freedom to marry passing in Washington, D.C. by sharing 12 beautiful wedding photos from one of the hundreds of loving same-sex couples who have married since the law took effect in March 2010 - JaLissa Coffee-Sterrett and Janell Sterrett.

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People of faith continue advocating for the freedom to marry in ballot states

In the 2011-2012 election cycle, when four states have been gearing up for months for marriage-related ballot initiatives at the polls, we've seen more people of faith than ever speaking out in support of the freedom to marry. The past few weeks have brought out even more support for marriage among people of faith in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington.

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