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PA Gov. Corbett won’t appeal marriage ruling; PA is 19th marriage state!

Today, May 21, 24 hours after a federal judge struck down Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex couples from marriage, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced that he would not appeal the decision.

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Same-sex couples in Pennsylvania celebrate big win for marriage in the Keystone State

It's been an amazing few months for marriage - and across the country, same-sex couples are rejoicing in the reality that it's time for marriage nationwide. The situation is no different in Pennsylvania, where gay and lesbian couples are sharing their stories and celebrating the big win.

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Federal judge strikes down PA marriage ban; 19th consecutive win since June

Today, May 20, 2014, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III ruled in favor of the freedom to marry, striking down Pennsylvania's ban on marriage for same-sex couple and becoming the latest judge in an amazing year of victories for marriage in every corner of the country.

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Kentucky faith leaders speak up for the freedom to marry in the Bluegrass State

Yesterday, May 19, a diverse group of faith leaders from Kentucky launched Kentucky Faith Leaders for Marriage, an effort to show that clergy members and people of faith across the Commonwealth of Kentucky support marriage because of their faith, not in spite of it.

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Federal judge orders Utah to respect 1,300 marriage licenses it issued

Today, May 19, U.S. District Court judge Dale Kimball ruled that the state of Utah must respect the nearly 1,300 marriage licenses it issued to same-sex couples in December and January of this year.

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Federal judge in Oregon strikes down ban on marriage for same-sex couples

Today Judge Michael McShane struck down Oregon’s discriminatory state constitutional amendment that denies committed gay couples the freedom to marry, ruling that it violates the U.S. Constitution.

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Maine Ethics Commission recommends that anti-marriage group NOM be fined

This week, ethics investigators in Maine are recommending that NOM, a group that works against the freedom to marry, be fined more than $50,000 for failing to register and disclose its activities in the 2009 ballot campaign to protect marriage in Maine.

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Celebrating our first wedding anniversary after 31 years

One year ago, on May 18th, 2013, I married my best friend and the love of my life. It was one of the most spectacular days of my life. Even the cloudy skies and rain couldn’t dampen a day we had been planning for years.

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VIDEO: Commemorating 10 years of the freedom to marry in the United States

Today, May 17, marks the tenth anniversary of the freedom to marry coming to the United States! In 2004, the first same-sex couples in the country married in Massachusetts after a landmark, first-of-its-kind ruling in Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders' case Goodridge v. Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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Joel Benjamin photographs first couples to marry in Massachusetts 10 Years Later

To reflect on this anniversary, Massachusetts-based photographer Joel Benjamin snapped photos of the pioneering gay and lesbian couples who married in the Bay State in 2004, including portraits all seven of the couples from the landmark case.

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