Lottery to Determine the 746 Couples to Get Married in NYC on Sunday

The deadline for entering the lottery is today at noon. Due to the high demand for weddings in NYC this Sunday, a lottery will determine the 746 that will get to say "I do" on the first day of weddings in the state of New York.

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Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt—Ministering to the People

Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, an NY-based Unitarian Universalist minister, speaks about what the passage of the marriage bill in New York means to her.

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Mayor Bloomberg Officiating One of the First Weddings in New York

Mayor Bloomberg will be officiating one of the first weddings between same-sex couples on Sunday, July 24, the day the marriage bill in New York takes affect and New York becomes the sixth state to have the freedom to marry.

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Rainbow Wedding Network’s 5th Annual New York City LGBT Wedding Expo!

Now that New York has become the sixth state with the freedom to marry, it’s time to prepare for the weddings!

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“We Wanted to Be a Family”

Why do people get married? There are plenty of practical reasons that might not be so romantic – but for most of us, it's to bring a relationship to the next level. It's a declaration of love and commitment in front of family, friends, and the world. That was the reason for Chris Herbert and Tim Long.

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Engaging news of Facebook

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, 27 -- who's been dubbed "the kid who made Obama president" for organizing his social networking site, My.BarackObama.com, during the historic 2008 campaign -- is planning to marry his long-term boyfriend, Sean Eldridge.

Sean Eldridge is the political director here at Freedom to Marry, overseeing communications, development, and federal initiatives.

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Retired minister: Who’s to say who can marry whom?

Milt Hankins, a retired minister from Ashland, KY says, "Gays have the right to love whomever they fall in love with. They have the right to spend their lives with the person they love. They should absolutely have the same civil rights afforded everyone else."

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Freedom to Marry announces expansion plans

The first high-profile fundraiser of the year for marriage equality provided the occasion Thursday for Freedom to Marry to step forward as the campaign to win marriage nationwide, with plans that include an expanded public education effort and a new presence in Washington, D.C.

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Mexican same-sex couples gain more rights

Based on an earlier Supreme Court ruling saying all Mexican states must recognize a marriage performed in Mexico City, a lower court ruled last week that same-sex couples may register as a couple with the national social security system.

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NH Op-Ed: Focus on budget, not marriage

Nashua Telegraph: "Reviving the marriage equality issue now distracts lawmakers in New Hampshire from more important matters and could throw hundreds of married couples into a legal limbo for months, if not years."

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