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Now, as momentum surges across the country, it is more important for supporters to do all they can to speak out for the freedom to marry nationwide. Here's what's going on in the 4 other states set up for the freedom to marry soon, plus the 15 where same-sex couples continue to be denied the freedom to marry.
Yesterday, October 21, a U.S. District Court Judge broke from the nearly 50 judges in states across the country who have ruled in favor of the freedom to marry this year by dismissing a legal challenge to Puerto Rico's marriage ban. The next step is the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, where love will win.
Today, October 21, is the first day of the freedom to marry in Wyoming! Check out photos from the big day here.
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This fall, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit will consider the appeal of a February 2014 ruling in favor of the freedom to marry in Texas. Dozens of "friends of the court" have filed briefs in the case, De Leon v. Perry, urging the 5th Circuit to affirm the ruling and pave the way for the freedom to marry in Texas.
Freedom to Marry spokespeople have been making the case for marriage in various media outlets for decades. Here is a selection of some of the best articles and speeches that reflect Freedom to Marry's strategy to win marriage nationwide for all loving and committed same-sex couples.
The United States Conference of Mayors reaffirms its support of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples and urges the federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, to speedily bring national resolution by ruling in favor of the freedom to marry nationwide.