Virginia couple Frank and Jerry marry on their 20th anniversary in DC

This weekend, Frank Roberts and Jerry Cook celebrated their 20th anniversary with an extra special present: A wedding. After two decades together, the couple married on April 7, 2013 in Georgetown in the District of Columbia.

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9 Senate Democrats who announced their support for the freedom to marry this week

In the past week, nine U.S. Senators have announced their support for the freedom to marry, explaining how their views have evolved and how they have come to understand that now is the time to stand on the Right Side of History.

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‘We Do’ campaign will confront marriage discrimination across the south

For over a year, the Campaign for Southern Equality has been leading the We Do campaign, where same-sex couples request - and are denied - marriage licenses in their home communities. As they gear up for Stage 4 of their campaign, Freedom to Marry spoke with Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, the organization's Executive Director.

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Five new mayors sign on to Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

This week, five new mayors from Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia signed onto our Mayors for the Freedom to Marry initiative.

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47% of Virginians support the freedom to marry, only 43% oppose

A recent poll released shows that opponents of the freedom to marry are in the minority in Virginia

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The freedom to marry is a fundamental right

Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, Menachem Rosensaft: "We must never lose sight of the fact that divisive rhetoric and demagoguery have consequences. The delegitimization or demonization of any group threatens our society as a whole."

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Wyoming and nine other states file anti-gay Amicus Brief in Prop 8 Appeal

Wyoming and nine other states have filed an anti-gay amicus brief in the Prop 8 appeal case saying the Constitution does not require marriage to include same-sex couples and that states, not federal courts, have final say in whether to honor the freedom to marry.

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Will you marry us, Virginia?

Melissa Castro writes about proposing to her partner and discusses Virginia, which does not have a marriage law that is inclusive of lesbian and gay couples.

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D.C.‘s David Catania on how minorities, people of faith moved the freedom to marry forward

When D.C. Councilmember and Georgetown alum David Catania (I-At Large, SFS ‘90, LAW ‘94) gave a speech at Georgetown in March of last year, he talked about marriage equality as an “undying civil rights” issue that he hoped to make progress on. What a difference a year makes: Yesterday, Catania was back on campus, discussing the successful freedom to marry legalization bill he sponsored and the role race and religion played in the fight for marriage equality in the District.

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D.C. Marriage Applications soar thanks to Gay Couples

Marriage applications have skyrocketed since the District started issuing licenses for same-sex couples this month, with droves of gay partners expected to relocate to the city from states where they can't tie the knot.

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