New York couple Dan and Chip celebrate 1 year of marriage, 20 years of love

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 marks the first anniversary of legal marriages between same-sex couples in New York. To celebrate, Freedom to Marry is sharing the stories of same-sex couples who tied the knot this year. Today, we're sharing the story of Daniel Watts and Chip Bailey, who married on July 27, 2011.

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Personal essay from gay Jewish rabbi shows importance of family acceptance

A beautiful new essay from a lesbian Jewish rabbi in Tablet chronicles her wedding to another female rabbi and outlines how her grandmother grew to accept her. The essay provides a lens into how traditional Jewish communities can grow to not only accept - but to celebrate - their gay and lesbian family members.

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SLIDESHOW: Top pop culture freedom to marry moments in June

It's already been a huge summer for the freedom to marry, with President Obama's comments about marriage for same-sex couples and movement in states facing ballot initiatives. But in the entertainment and pop culture world, the freedom to marry has also been gaining significant visibility. Here, we look at nine marriage moments and applaud their positive media representation.

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This soldier and his new husband deserve to have their marriage respected

Although Paul and David's marriage is legal in Iowa and other states that recognize marriages between same-sex couples, the fact that Paul is a service member complicates the protections that the government affords to their relationship. The so-called Defense of Marriage Act forces the military to treat their relationship like a second-class marriage.

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Massachusetts celebrates eight-year anniversary of the freedom to marry

Today marks the eight-year anniversary of the first marriages between same-sex couples in Massachusetts, the first state in our country to embrace the freedom to marry.

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Two NY Republican Assemblywomen Celebrated the Freedom to Marry with their Families Last Weekend

This past weekend, two New York Assemblywomen witnessed family members making that special commitment of marriage to another person—of the same sex. Assemblywomen Teresa Sayward, R-Willsboro, and Janet Duprey, R-Peru, witnessed and celebrated the freedom to marry after being part of the historic vote that brought the freedom to marry to New York.

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Reflections on the first day of marriages in New York

Our New Media Intern reflects on her experience interviewing couples at the City Clerk's Office in Manhattan on the first day of marriages in New York.

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For Some Couples, Once Was Not Enough

While hundreds and hundreds of same-sex couples are wed in New York, some of these same couples had already committed to each other in other ways.

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Believe Out Loud Offers Online Tool for Couples to Find Welcoming Congregations

Want a religious venue for your wedding? Believe Out Loud has an searchable map that can help.

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Video: First day of New York marriages

A collection of videos from the first day of marriages in New York.

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