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One border and 30 miles make all the difference in how these same-sex couples are treated

To illustrate the reality of these untenable marriage laws, we spoke with two couples who have led similar lives and yet, because of the state border between Illinois and Indiana are treated dramatically differently when it comes to accessing simple respect for their relationship.

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Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, KY joins Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

Today, Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, Kentucky signed on to Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based and nonpartisan group of mayors who believe that all people should be able to share in the love and commitment of marriage.

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Georgia Lawyers for the Freedom to Marry launches with more than 200 pledge signers

Today, Southerners for the Freedom to Marry – in partnership with our friends at Georgia Equality – announced Georgia Lawyers for the Freedom to Marry, a bipartisan list of more than 200 Georgia attorneys who are adding their names to the growing list of Georgians who support marriage for same-sex couples.

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Administration extends key federal protections to married same-sex couples

Today, the Obama administration announced that it will take additional steps to provide increased federal respect for same-sex couples’ legal marriages - However, social security protections for married couples will remain unavailable in nearly all states that do not respect marriage for same-sex couples.

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10 Years
 of Marriage, 10 Milestones to Celebrate: How We Got Here

On this 10th anniversary of the freedom to marry in America, let’s take a moment to savor and remember how far we’ve come - and with full victory within reach, let’s re-engage to finish the job and fulfill our goal of winning marriage nationwide!

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Luxembourg overwhelmingly approves marriage bill

Today, June 18, the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies voted overwhelmingly in favor of the freedom to marry. Same-sex couples will be able to marry in the country in 2015.

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The voices of North Carolina’s gay & lesbian adoptive parents

This post was written by Mark Maxwell, who this year earned a Ph.D Public Policy & Administration from Walden University. The article is an excerpt from Maxwell's dissertation, "Second-Parent Adoption: North Carolina Same-Sex Couples and Foster Care Adoptions."

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Ask Evan Wolfson Anything on Reddit

On Wednesday, June 25 at 12:30 EST, Evan Wolfson will be doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA).

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AUGUST 6: 6th Circuit Appeals Court will hear oral arguments in 5 marriage cases

This week, the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit scheduled a date for oral arguments in the appeals of five cases where judges have ruled in favor of the freedom to marry.

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CONTEST: Start a wedding registry and you could win with Shiraz Events!

The launch includes an exciting campaign in which anyone who creates a “Wedding Registry” page benefiting Freedom to Marry will be entered into a drawing to win free wedding planning services from Jason Mitchell Kahn, wedding planner at Shiraz Events.

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