New TV ads in Washington highlight people of faith and religious liberty

Yesterday, Washington United for Marriage, the coalition working to uphold the freedom to marry in Washington, released two new television advertisements that will begin airing across the state. Both of the ads discuss the role of religion in Washington residents' support for the freedom to marry.

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Minnesota Pastor urges Baptists to oppose efforts to limit the freedom to marry

Yesterday, Minnesotans United posted a video of Pastor Doug Donley from the University Baptist Church in Minneapolis. In the video, Pastor Donley shares his feelings on the amendment and discusses why, as a Baptist, he feels compelled to rally against discrimination.

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Anglican bishop urges Church of England to support the freedom to marry

This week, Anglican Bishop Alan Wilson, who has served as the Bishop of Buckingham in the Diocese of Oxford for the Church of England since 2003, recorded a video as part of Out 4 Marriage, a British campaign that encourages prominent individuals to express their support for the freedom to marry.

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Minnesotans United debuts video highlighting religious support for freedom to marry

"A priest, a minister, and a rabbi walk into a bar..." So begins the well-known joke that usually ends in an inappropriate punchline. But last week, Minnesotans United for All Families employed the humorous conceit for thier latest video, which urges Minnesota voters that banning the freedom to marry in the state's constitution is not compatible with religious ideals.

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Personal essay from gay Jewish rabbi shows importance of family acceptance

A beautiful new essay from a lesbian Jewish rabbi in Tablet chronicles her wedding to another female rabbi and outlines how her grandmother grew to accept her. The essay provides a lens into how traditional Jewish communities can grow to not only accept - but to celebrate - their gay and lesbian family members.

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Faith communities in Minnesota collaborate to oppose anti-gay marriage amendment

In Minnesota, a diverse array of faith communities are joining together in opposition of a ballot initiative that seeks to prohibit the freedom to marry in the state.

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Catholics in Baltimore organize in support of the freedom to marry

This weekend, a group of Catholics in Baltimore, Maryland will hold a rally and discussion in support of the freedom to marry for all couples. The group will be discussing strategies for ensuring that the freedom to marry is upheld in Maryland when it goes to the ballot in November.

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Religious groups applaud 1st Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision on DOMA

Yesterday, a number of religious groups across the country applauded the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals' declaration that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.

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Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker—Highlighting the Divine in Our World

In this profile, Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker talks about why she views the freedom to marry "as an expansion of joy."

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Believe Out Loud Offers Online Tool for Couples to Find Welcoming Congregations

Want a religious venue for your wedding? Believe Out Loud has an searchable map that can help.

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