Texas Sen. Wendy Davis urges AG Abbott to stop defending anti-marriage laws

Today, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis spoke out about why marriage matters in her state, explaining that she supports the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

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Litigation Round-Up: Marriage in the courts in KY, TX, LA, OH, MO & NV

In the past week, the flurry of activity around marriage litigation hasn't slowed down: Two new lawsuits were filed today, and in Texas and Nevada, big developments could translate to big wins.

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Mayor Julián Castro and Evan Wolfson sound off on why marriage matters in Texas

OP-ED: Today a federal court in San Antonio will hear arguments in a landmark case that, at its core, is about strengthening family and individual liberty.

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Houston Mayor Annise Parker weds Kathy Hubbard, partner of 23 years

Yesterday, January 16, Annise Parker, Mayor of Houston, Texas married her partner of 23 years, Kathy Hubbard, at a private home in Palm Springs, California

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New 50-state Mayors for the Freedom to Marry goals will Light Up the Map

Today, Freedom to Marry launched a new step forward in the campaign to amplify support for marriage among our nation's mayors and demonstrate support among elected officials in every state in the country, Light Up the Map. The new goal set for the program is reaching 500 mayors representing all 50 states.

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Indiana legislature delays vote on anti-gay marriage amendment

Today, legislative leaders from Indiana's House and Senate announced that they would not vote in 2013 on an anti-gay constitutional amendment that proposes to permanently limit the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The move is the latest example of states in nearly every region of the country taking steps forward rather than backward on the freedom to marry.

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Austin City Council unanimously supports the freedom to marry

Today, the Austin City Council unanimously approved a resolution supporting the freedom to marry. The council is now the first city in Texas to officially declare support for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.

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Houston Mayor Annise Parker champions freedom to marry on The Colbert Report

Last night, Houston mayor Annise Parker, one of the chairs of our Mayors for the Freedom to Marry campaign, was a featured guest on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report. She spoke about her partner, discussed why marriage matters, and referenced the 250 other mayors who stand with her in advocating for the freedom to marry.

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Four new state Democratic Party platforms endorse the freedom to marry

In the past week, the state Democratic Party organizations in Pennsylvania, Montana, Texas and Wisconsin have modified their official platforms to include a plank calling for the freedom to marry.

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11 State Democratic Party Chairs endorse freedom to marry plank

Today 11 State Democratic Party chairs from across the country joined in support of a freedom to marry plank in the party’s national platform. The chairs include John Burton (CA), Jay Jacobs (NY), John Walsh (MA), Ken Martin (MN), Meredith Wood Smith (OR), Boyd Richie (TX), Jake Perkinson (VT), Mike Tate (WI), Dwight Pelz (WA), Jon Wisniewski (NJ), and Joan Wagnon (KS).

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