Champaign County and Cook County are now issuing marriage licenses in Illinois

It's been a big week for the freedom to marry in Illinois: Two counties in the state have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, explaining that families should not have to wait for the freedom to marry.

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This Valentine’s Day, same-sex couples work toward dream of the freedom to marry

Every February 14, Valentine's Day serves as an opportunity for loving couples across the country to take the time to reflect on their relationships and show how deeply they care for each other. Here's a look at 15 awesome couples celebrating today.

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Nikki and Sue’s beautiful HI wedding

When Nikki and Sue declared their love for each other in their beautiful ceremony, neither Hawaii nor their home state of New Jersey extended the freedom to marry to same-sex couples - now, both states do.

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13 Oklahoma couples speak out about love and commitment in the Sooner State

Hundreds of couples celebrated Judge Kern's ruling - these anti-marriage laws that he declared unconstitutional impact real people with real lives and real families, and it's important to be reminded of that. Meet 13 loving couples who are hopeful that Oklahoma will stand on the Right Side of History this year.

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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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Photographer shows the world that ‘First Comes Love’ with new project

Since 2009, photographer, writer and filmmaker Barbara Proud (or B. Proud) has been adding to that collection of real stories, curating photos and video for her project First Comes Love, which captures the love and commitment of same-sex couples in long-term relationships.

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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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10 Alaska couples declare that “Love is Love” in gorgeous photo project

Meet the faces of "Love is Love," a beautiful celebration of love, an affirmation of people who have committed their lives to each other, a reminder that the nationwide discussion over the freedom to marry involves real people, a loud and strong and compelling and simple declaration: love is love.

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Same-sex couples begin marrying in Hawaii as the freedom to marry takes effect

This morning, December 2, the freedom to marry took effect in Hawaii, allowing same-sex couples across the state to finally share in the joys of marriage.

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Same-sex couple in Illinois makes history with state’s first legal marriage

Last week, on November 27, Vernita Gray and Pat Ewert became the first same-sex couple ever to marry in Illinois. The women were granted an emergency marriage license by a federal court last Monday.

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