States, businesses, families agree in new briefs: SCOTUS should rule on marriage

The briefs lay out the urgency of bringing an end to the tangible harms and national disparities in how same-sex couples and their families are treated and encourage the Supreme Court to bring the country to national resolution without delay.

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7th Circuit affirms freedom to marry in 4th federal appellate victory this summer

Today, September 4, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ruled unanimously in favor of the freedom to marry, affirming that in Wisconsin and Indiana, banning same-sex couples from marriage is unconstitutional.

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Judge upholds discrimination in Louisiana, underscoring urgency of SCOTUS action

Today, September 3, a federal judge became the first in over a year to uphold marriage discrimination in a legal challenge to a constitutional amendment restricting marriage to different-sex couples in Louisiana.

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State of Coahuila becomes first in Mexico to pass marriage in the legislature

This week, the state of Coahuila in Mexico became the first state in the country to approve the freedom to marry in the state legislature. The state joins the Federal District and Quintana Roo in extending the freedom to marry to all same-sex couples.

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Plaintiff couples agree: It’s time for SCOTUS to consider marriage case

This week, plaintiff couples in three different marriage cases filed briefs with the United States Supreme Court replying to writs of certiorari from defendants in the cases. In the briefs, the plaintiffs make the case that it's time for the Supreme Court to consider a marriage case.

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Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeals asks FL Supreme Court to rule on marriage

Today, the Second District Court of Appeals in Florida (a state appellate court) urged the Florida Supreme Court to hear and rule on the question of whether same-sex couples can marry in the state.

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PHOTOS: 11,000 North Carolinians urge NC Governor to respect all families

Today, on August 27, Freedom to Marry teamed up with Equality NC to deliver more than 11,000 petitions signed by North Carolina residents urging Governor Pat McCrory to respect all families.

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North Carolina Rep. Grier Martin speaks out on love, marriage & the future in NC

My decision to marry was one of the most personal, and important, decision of my life up to that point, as it was the same for my wife. All other decisions that we have made since — whether joining the military, running for elective office, joining the board of community organizations — were driven by our shared desire to serve and build a more equitable North Carolina that works for all of our citizens.

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LISTEN: 7th Circuit hears oral arguments in Wisconsin & Indiana marriage cases

Today, August 26, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit heard oral arguments in landmark marriage cases out of two different states - Indiana and Wisconsin. Listen to audio from the oral argument later today.

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4 great excerpts from court victories being reviewed by the 7th Circuit

The three-judge panel today will be considering marriage victories from two different states that have enthusiastically affirmed the freedom to marry or respect for marriages performed in other states. Here are key excerpts from each!

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