Couple of 40 years takes a stand for marriage in North Carolina

On Wednesday, two women who have been together for over 40 years applied for a marriage license in North Carolina, seeking to have their lifelong commitment respected by their home state.

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WATCH: This hospital staff in upstate NY make a gay couple’s weddings dreams come true

Watch this moving video and check out the heart-warming story of William Warren and Renard Latour, who married at a hospital in Delhi, NY after nearly four decades of love and commitment.

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Freedom to Marry and SAGE host panel demonstrating how DOMA hurts older couples

This morning at the National Press Club, Freedom to Marry and SAGE hosted a panel on how the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal respect for legal marriages between same-sex couples, uniquely and dramatically affects older same-sex couples.

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WATCH: Bill and John’s bittersweet love story through seven decades

Today, Freedom to Marry and the Devotion Project released a new video featuring Bill Campbell and John Hilton, a couple who lived together in New York for 54 years. Their love and commitment spanned seven decades - from meeting in the 1950s as young men through the 2010s.

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Game On, New York

As the New York legislature comes back into session this week, Freedom to Marry and New Yorkers United for Marriage—the new coalition we founded with Empire State Pride Agenda, the Human Rights Campaign, Log Cabin Republicans of New York, and Marriage Equality New York—are stepping up our campaign to move a marriage bill in Albany and get it to Governor Cuomo’s desk.

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VIDEO: Why We Can’t Wait for the Freedom to Marry

A heartbreaking plea from two men from California, one of whom has Alzheimer's disease.

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Creating Change: Minnesota and Beyond

How Freedom to Marry is working for marriage at the country's biggest conference on gay issues – and how exclusion from marriage is affecting a Minnesota couple who have been together for nearly four decades.

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Widower of gay Marine shown respect by Naval Academy, thanks to marriage

Though military officials were skeptical to hear the wishes of a widower of a gay Marine, they treated him as next of kin once he sent them a copy of his marriage license.

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Bob Kerr: Life gets better when a daughter gets married

Bob Kerr reports on Tony and Sylvia DeLuca will go to the State House to testify in support of the bill legalizing marriage equality in Rhode Island.

Kerr: "They attended the wedding of their daughter Luisa to her partner Brenda Harvey last June in Provincetown, Mass., where marriage is as it should be — a matter of love and commitment between two people."

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Marriage equality arguments: This is about rights, speakers say

A passionate debate took place at a legislative meeting in Iowa on Monday about a proposal that could ultimately eliminate the freedom to marry in Iowa.

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