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The freedom to marry in Florida’s real impact: Positive change for same sex couples

It's been just over a week since the freedom to marry took effect in Florida (even as an appeal proceeds to the 11th Corcuit) - and already, we are seeing the positive, tangible impact of this sea change.

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States face mounting legal costs while defending anti-marriage amendments

This week, the National Law Journal reported that many states owe lawyers working on cases involving the freedom to marry upwards of $80,000 as a result of defending discriminatory anti-marriage amendments.

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Federal judge in South Dakota rules in favor of the freedom to marry

Today, January 12, United States District Court Judge Karen E. Schreier ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in South Dakota, declaring the state's ban on marriage between same-sex couples unconstitutional.

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SCOTUS denies review of Louisiana case, takes no action on other marriage petitions

Today, the United States Supreme Court denied review in an out-of-step ruling upholding marriage discrimination in Louisiana. The ruling has not yet received judgment from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, which heard oral argument in the case on Friday

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5th Circuit hears oral arguments in marriage cases for LA, TX, and MS

Today, January 9, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit heard oral arguments in three landmark marriage cases out of three different states - Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi.

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Today is the first chance for the Supreme Court to grant review of 5 marriage cases

Today, January 9, the United States Supreme Court will hold its first conference of 2015, which will be the first chance the Court has to grant or deny review of the five marriage cases currently before it.

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PHOTOS: Community thanks 5th Circuit plaintiff couples for standing up for marriage

Tonight, January 8, community members in New Orleans, Louisiana came together at Cathedral Creative Studios to cheer on the eleven plaintiff couples and legal teams who are making the case for the freedom to marry at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

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Federal judge allows marriage case to proceed in Georgia, denying roadblock attempt

Today, United States District Court Judge William S. Duffey, Jr. denied the state of Georgia’s motion to dismiss a federal legal case seeking the freedom to marry in GA, Inniss v. Aderhold.

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Meet the plaintiffs standing up for marriage at the 5th Circuit this week

This Friday, on January 9, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit will hear oral arguments in cases from three different states - Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi - seeking the freedom to marry and respect for marriages legally performed in other states.

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Three Kentucky sisters speak out for their moms’ freedom to marry

"I have never suffered from having gay parents," Teagan said.

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