9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of the freedom to marry

Today, October 7, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled unanimously in favor of the freedom to marry in Nevada and Idaho.

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Couples in 4th and 10th Circuits eagerly await the freedom to marry

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied review of five cases seeking the freedom to marry, leaving standing marriage victories in three federal circuits and opening the door to the freedom to marry in many more states.

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Same-sex couples apply for marriage licenses in KS & WY, seeking resolution from SCOTUS action

After yesterday’s historic announcement from the Supreme Court that ultimately secured the freedom to marry in six states, including Utah and Oklahoma, same-sex couples and legal teams are committed to ensuring that the pro-marriage rulings that have been allowed to stand in the 10th and 4th Circuits are applied to all of the states within those geographic circuits.

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Missouri Attorney General: MO will not appeal marriage respect ruling

Today, October 6, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced that he would not appeal Missouri’s October 3rd ruling in favor of the freedom to marry.

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LIVE BLOG: The freedom to marry comes to 5 more states, paves way in 6 more

As news comes in today from any of the 11 states impacted by today's amazing movement, Freedom to Marry will maintain this live blog, embedding tweets and reporting on the latest news.

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SCOTUS denies review of marriage cases, bringing the freedom to marry to 5 states

Today, October 6, the Supreme Court denied review of five cases seeking the freedom to marry, leaving standing marriage victories in several federal circuits and opening the door to the freedom to marry in many more states, while deferring for another day the national resolution that Freedom to Marry, businesses, elected officials, and families across the country had urged now.

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43 Arkansas faith leaders urge AR Supreme Court to rule for the freedom to marry

Today, 43 faith leaders from Arkansas came together to file an amicus brief in Smith v. Wright. The “friend-of-the-court” brief outlines the urgency and importance of ending the exclusion of committed couples from marriage in Arkansas.

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State judge rules Missouri must respect marriages performed legally in other states

Today, October 3, Missouri Circuit Court Judge J. Dale Youngs ruled that marriages between same-sex couples legally performed in other states must be respected in Missouri.

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Serving my country and city in the face of marriage discrimination

Last spring, I did something I've always wanted to do - I joined the U.S. Army, signing up to serve as a welder and machinist in the reserves. When I was younger, I watched in awe as my brother enlisted in the military, and ever since then, I've always known that I've wanted to serve my country. I wouldn't have been able to enlist without the unending support I've received from the love of my life, my partner of six years - my wife, Erin.

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Supreme Court takes no action on marriage cases; every day of denial hurts families

The Court's order list today did not include any of the cases seeking the freedom to marry. But just because the Court took no action on the marriage cases today does not mean that the marriage cases will not be considered during the 2014-2015 session.

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