MI Governor: Michigan will respect 300+ March marriages between same-sex couples

Today, February 4, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced that he would not be appealing a January 15 ruling that respected 300 same-sex Michigan couples' marriages.

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Evan Wolfson Letter to NYT: ‘What Our History Shows’

America’s history tells us there will always be pockets of resistance to any civil rights advance.

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11th Circuit will not delay the freedom to marry in Alabama

Today, February 3, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals denied Alabama's request to extend the stay in a federal judge's ruling in favor of the freedom to marry, meaning that same-sex couples should be able to marry on February 9.

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President Obama announces plan to ensure social security for all married same-sex couples

Today, February 2, President Obama announced a new budget proposal that includes a change to the Social Security Act that would allow all legally married same-sex couples to receive the full array of protections regardless of the state they live in.

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Republican congressmen Dold & Curbelo sign on to Respect for Marriage Act

This week, two Republican Congressmen Robert Dold (R-IL) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) signed on as a cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would fully repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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Freedom to Marry airs Alabama ad calling for respect for all families

Today, February 1, Freedom to Marry began airing a television ad across Alabama calling for respect for all families.

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Lambda Legal will request 11th Circuit review of Georgia marriage case

In the order, Judge Duffey granted, in part, a motion to stay the proceedings in the case. But he also certified an earlier order in the case – his January 8 order denying the defendants’ motion to dismiss the case – for immediate appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

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Federal judge in Alabama rules in favor of freedom to marry in second case

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Callie V. Granade struck down Alabama's ban on marriage between same-sex couples for a second time in one week, ruling in favor of the freedom to marry in a second case.

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Federal judge strikes down marriage ban in Alabama in 60th pro-marriage ruling

On Friday, January 23, U.S. District Court Callie V. Granade ruled in favor of the freedom to marry, striking down Alabama's ban on same-sex couples from marrying.

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President Obama: ‘I’m hopeful the Supreme Court comes to the right decision’ on marriage

This week, President Barack Obama again affirmed his commitment to the freedom to marry, calling on the United States Supreme Court to do the right thing and end marriage discrimination in the United States once and for all.

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