VIDEO: Two Southern mothers build their family without the protections of marriage

In a new Freedom to Marry video, Jessica and Chi from Alabama share their story of building their lives with their 7-year-old daughter. "Everyone wants to believe that if you do what you're supposed to do, your family will be taken care of. But we don't have that safeguard."

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Same-sex couples file legal challenge to bring marriage home in South Carolina

On October 14, Lambda Legal and South Carolina Equality filed a federal case in the United States District Court of South Carolina on behalf of a same-sex couple seeking to get married in the state.

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PHOTOS: The freedom to marry arrives in some South Carolina counties

Today, same-sex couples rejoiced in South Carolina as some county officials began taking action and issuing marriage licenses. In other counties, advocates at South Carolina Equality and the Campaign for Southern Equality pushed for the implementation of the 4th Circuit ruling in SC.

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Arkansas same-sex couples gear up for the freedom to marry at the state Supreme Court

This fall, the Arkansas Supreme Court is set to hear briefing and, eventually, arguments in Wright v. Smith, a legal challenge to a constitutional amendment in Arkansas that bars same-sex couples from sharing in the freedom to marry.

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South Carolina Republican State Senator takes stand for the freedom to marry

Yesterday, September 23, South Carolina Republican State Senator Tom Davis announced on Facebook that he supports the freedom to marry.

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500th mayor signs on to bipartisan coalition of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

This week, Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina signed on to Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, becoming the 500th in the country to do so.

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PHOTOS: 11,000 North Carolinians urge NC Governor to respect all families

Today, on August 27, Freedom to Marry teamed up with Equality NC to deliver more than 11,000 petitions signed by North Carolina residents urging Governor Pat McCrory to respect all families.

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Mayor of Knoxville, TN supports marriage, fueling momentum in Tennessee

Today, Knoxville mayor Madeline Rogero joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based, nonpartisan coalition of nearly 500 mayors who are speaking up for why marriage matters for same-sex couples in their communities.

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With Nashville mayor’s support, mayors in every Southern state are speaking up for marriage

Today, Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville, Tennessee became the first mayor in Tennessee to join Mayors for the Freedom to Marry. With his support, the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry program now includes mayors from all 14 Southern states.

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Photographer works world-wide to create a ‘visual catalog of gay men around the world’

This year, photographer Kevin Truong set out on a mission: To photograph as many different gay men in as many different places around the world as he could. Check out these 7 wonderful new stories from same-sex couples in states across the country where Kevin has traveled to in the past few months.

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