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This holiday season, as we spend time with our family, we feel thankful for what we've accomplished this year -- we've won the freedom to marry in eighteen states (for a total of 35 and our nation's capital) and seen marriage move forward across the country.
The latest in a landmark string of court victories for the freedom to marry came today, November 25, from Mississippi, where a federal judge has ruled the state's constitutional amendment denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples unconstitutional.
Today, November 25, U.S. District Court Judge Karen Baker ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in Arkansas, declaring the state's Amendment 83, which limits the freedom to marry to different-sex couples, is unconstitutional.
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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.