Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry release memo on Republican support of marriage

Today Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry released a memo outlining recent support of the freedom to marry within the Republican party, including strong Republican polling; vocal support among GOP lawmakers in the states; and the lack of opposition to marriage from Republican electoral candidates.

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Federal judge in Michigan strikes down marriage ban after landmark trial

Today, March 21, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Bernard Friedman, a Reagan appointee, ruled that laws in Michigan prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying are unconstitutional.

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Evan Wolfson shares how we’ll move marriage forward in West Virginia

This week, West Virginia University College of Law hosted Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson for a talk on why marriage matters and how we move marriage forward in West Virginia.

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Farewell to Lee Swislow of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

As a national movement leader, Lee Swislow, the departing executive director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, has brought her unique skills to our movement: helping us listen to one another better and elevating our ability to collaborate and get things done.

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Illinois Republicans who voted for the freedom to marry sweep primaries

Yesterday, March 18, three Illinois House Republicans who voted in favor of Illinois’ freedom to marry bill last year won their primary challenges, in spite of aggressive targeting this month by anti-marriage opponents.

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Oral History: OK marriage case plaintiffs recount 9 years of working toward victory

Now, as all eyes shift to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, where a decision striking down the marriage ban in Utah is also being appealed - Freedom to Marry caught up with Mary and Sharon to reflect on the past ten years, the decision day, and their hopes for the future.

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Utah Unites for Marriage aims to move marriage forward for all UT families

Today, marriage supporters from across the state of Utah came together to launch Utah Unites for Marriage, a robust campaign to move marriage forward and make the case that the state is ready for the freedom to marry.

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Wyoming Unites for Marriage launches public education campaign in The Equality State

Freedom to Marry is proud to serve as a founding and leading member of the campaign. Alongside state stalwarts One Colorado and the ACLU of Colorado, Why Marriage Matters CO will fuel a robust conversation about same-sex couples and their families in the state.

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Federal judge rules Tennessee must respect marriages of 3 same-sex couples

On March 14, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Aleta Trauger ruled that state officials must respect the marriages of three same-sex couples whose lawsuit challenges the state’s marriage ban.

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Marriage law takes effect in England and Wales

Today, the marriage law passed last year in the United Kingdom took effect - meaning that married same-sex couples living in England and Wales are now respected as married in the state.

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