Ashley & Gabriela: building our life, celebrating our love in NJ

When Ashley Jestat took a vacation to the Dominican Republic in 2002, she had no idea that she would meet the love of her life. While staying with her family at a vacation resort, Ashley met Gabriela Giuliani, who was back in the Dominican Republic, where she was born and grew up before moving to New Jersey over 25 years ago, visiting family and friends.

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Alabama’s first out legislator ties the knot

This month, Patricia Todd, the first openly gay legislator in Alabama, married her partner of eight years, Jennifer Clarke, in a ceremony in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Since 2006, Patricia Todd has been serving in the Alabama House of Representatives.

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Nikki & Sue in NJ: I meant every promise, I meant every word

Nikki and Sue had a beautiful ceremony promising commitment to each other in Hawaii - but it was frustrating to see that no matter how gorgeous their day was, their commitment is not legally respected by the state of Hawaii. And when they returned home to New Jersey, too, they knew that they would continue to be viewed as single.

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Freedom to Marry launches Story Center to demonstrate patchwork of marriage laws

Today, Freedom to Marry launched a new online Story Center to gather and showcase the compelling voices and stories of same-sex couples and their families across the United States.

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Huge steps forward in New Mexico: Same-sex couples marry in multiple counties

This week has seen a flurry of activity supporting the freedom to marry in New Mexico. These huge steps forward in New Mexico this week bring renewed urgency to why we need the freedom to marry uniformly across the state - and, ultimately, why we need the freedom to marry nationwide.

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A joyous summer of love, commitment and marriage for Marlee and Megan in California

It's been a big summer for Megan and Marlee Malone-Franklin. After hosting a gorgeous commitment ceremony and blessing in May - then watching as the Supreme Court restored the freedom to marry in CA and struck down the central part of DOMA - they finally obtained a marriage license this month.

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Peace Corps volunteer anticipates personal impact of new inclusive policy change

The Peace Corps' policy change, which allows same-sex couples to serve together as volunteers, was personal for Shari Quan, who served in rural Uganda. She and her partner, Elisabeth Halliday, are planning their wedding, and the policy change has opened up the possibility of the women serving together without being separated.

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Same-sex couples in New Zealand begin marrying as marriage law takes effect

One of the same-sex couples couples who married today in New Zealand was Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau, who said "I Do" on an airplane in a beautiful ceremony sponsored by Air New Zealand.

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PHOTOS: Washington senator who led marriage fight weds longtime partner

On Saturday, August 10, Ed Murray, who serves as a state senator in Washington and is now campaigning to become the mayor of Seattle, married his longtime partner, Michael Shiosaki on the 22nd anniversary of the day they first met each other.

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U.S. Ambassador to Australia and partner of 17 years wed in DC

On Saturday, August 10, the U.S. Ambassador to Australia, John Berry, married his partner of 17 years, Curtis Yee, in Washington, D.C. The wedding comes as momentum for marriage builds in Australia.

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