New poll in Utah demonstrates increasing support for the freedom to marry

A new poll in Utah indicates that support for the freedom to marry in Utah is higher than ever in the weeks following the December 20 federal court ruling that struck down anti-marriage laws in the state.

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WATCH: 12-year-old in Utah with two moms talks about why marriage matters

Last week at a rally in support of the freedom to marry in Salt Lake City, UT, 12-year-old Riley Hackford-Peer spoke out about why marriage matters to his two mothers, his little brother, and his entire family.

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Federal government will respect marriages of same-sex couples in Utah

Today, the United States Department of Justice announced that the federal government would respect the marriages of the 1,300+ same-sex couples in Utah who have been issued marriage licenses in the state since December 20, 2013.

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Utah places hold on recognition of same-sex couples’ legal marriages

State officials in Utah announced today that state agencies will not respect the marriages of the more than 1,000 same-sex couples who have been granted marriage licenses in the state.

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United States Supreme Court issues stay in Utah marriage ruling

On January 6, 2013, the United States Supreme Court granted a request for a stay in the marriage ruling in Utah that established the freedom to marry across the state. The ruling will be stayed - meaning that same-sex couples in Utah will be temporarily unable to receive marriage licenses - pending the state's appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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A Look Ahead: How we’ll move marriage forward in 2014

2013 was a great year, and we've come so far - but we're not done yet. 2014 will be another big year for marriage as we work to fuel campaigns to win marriage this year, lay the groundwork for further momentum for future years, and fuel the conversation about why marriage matters for all families.

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VIDEO: The first day of the freedom to marry in Utah

A beautiful new video produced by DArcy Benincosa captures the amazing first day of the freedom to marry in Utah, on Friday, December 20.

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Federal judge denies request to stay UT marriage ruling; the freedom to marry continues

Today, December 23, 2013, Judge Robert J. Shelby in Utah denied a request from the state of Utah to stay a ruling from Friday that struck down laws prohibiting the freedom to marry for same-sex couples as unconstitutional.

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Federal judge strikes down Utah’s marriage ban, ruling effective immediately

Today, a federal judge in Utah struck down the state's ban on same-sex couples from marrying, declaring that the law violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection and due process. Same-sex couples in Utah are already applying for marriage licenses.

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WATCH: Utah couple chats with Ellen about amazing Home Depot proposal

This week, Spencer Stout and Dustin Reeser, the same-sex couple whose Home Depot flash mob marriage proposal video went viral last week, appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show to give the backstory behind the big, exciting day.

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