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Today, July 25, a Florida judge struck down the state's marriage ban as unconstitutional in Miami-Dade County, just over one week after a similar ruling was announced in Monroe County.
This morning, July 21, Equality Florida delivered more than 7,000 petitions signed by Florida residents urging Attorney General Pam Bondi and Governor Rick Perry to drop their appeal of the state's constitutional amendment that restricts marriage to different-sex couples.
Today, July 23, U.S. District Court Judge Raymond P. Moore struck down Colorado’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, following a month-long flurry of activity on marriage in the Centennial State.
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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.
All of this progress, this joy, this momentum, didn’t just happen. It wasn’t the product of one organization, one person, one case, one state, one battle, or even one decade. We celebrate tonight the Freedom to Marry strategy that - through the movement’s embrace, involvement, and investment - brought us this momentum and progress and will bring us to our goal: the freedom to marry nationwide.
In April 2014, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry kicked off a new campaign to "Reform the Platform," removing anti-gay, anti-marriage language from the 2016 Republican Party platform. Here is the full text of the proposed platform language.