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New report demonstrates the unfair financial penalties same-sex couples face

While we wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to announce whether or not they will address the freedom to marry for same-sex couples this term by granting review in one or more of the 5 cases currently pending, a new report examines the devastating impact of marriage bans, as well as other discriminatory laws, on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans’ economic security.

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Poll tracks plurality of Utahns support the freedom to marry, ready for SCOTUS to rule

Today, September 29, a new statewide poll conducted by Benenson Strategy Group for Freedom to Marry found that a plurality of Utahns – 49% in favor versus 48% opposed – agree that same sex-couples should be able to share in the freedom to marry and receive a civil marriage license in Utah.

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Arkansas same-sex couples gear up for the freedom to marry at the state Supreme Court

This fall, the Arkansas Supreme Court is set to hear briefing and, eventually, arguments in Wright v. Smith, a legal challenge to a constitutional amendment in Arkansas that bars same-sex couples from sharing in the freedom to marry.

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Freedom to Marry launches national TV ad declaring “It’s time” for marriage

Beginning on Sunday, a new national television advertisement released by Freedom to Marry will begin airing on Sunday morning network news shows in Washington, D.C. The 30-second spot declares "It's time" for the freedom to marry.

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Department of Justice urged to respect legal marriages in 3 states

This week, Freedom to Marry and the Human Rights Campaign sent a joint letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Department of Justice to act now and ensure that the marriages of same-sex couples performed earlier this year in Arkansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin are respected by the federal government.

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South Carolina Republican State Senator takes stand for the freedom to marry

Yesterday, September 23, South Carolina Republican State Senator Tom Davis announced on Facebook that he supports the freedom to marry.

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500th mayor signs on to bipartisan coalition of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

This week, Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina signed on to Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, becoming the 500th in the country to do so.

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WATCH: Freedom to Marry’s “Until We Could,” by inaugural poet Richard Blanco

This weekend, Freedom to Marry publicly released “Until We Could,” a beautiful short film adaptation of an original poem by Richard Blanco, the 2012 presidential inaugural poet.

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Louisiana judge rules in favor of the freedom to marry, 40th victory since June ‘13

Today, September 22, Judge Edward Rubin of the 15th Judicial District Court ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in a state legal challenge to an amendment in Louisiana that denies same-sex couples the freedom to marry.

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Q&A: ‘First Comes Love’ creator prepares for release of beautiful new book

Next week, on September 26, another step of one photographer's mission of compiling a beautiful collection of portraits of loving, committed same-sex couples will come to fruition when Barbara Proud's First Comes Love book is released.

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