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Biden to hail marriage equality ruling in New York City appearance

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Joe Biden
The pro-gay marriage group Freedom to Marry says Biden will speak at a celebration the group is holding on Thursday on Wall Street. The group says the event will "celebrate success in winning marriage nationwide and the triumph it represents ...

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Evan Wolfson: ‘I ALWAYS believed we would win, but I didn’t expect to cry.’

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Evan Wolfson
The Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday, that the Constitution guarantees gay people the freedom to marry, is a monumental and inspiring victory. America got it right. Love won. We all did. ... And now we must get back to work. ...

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Tennessee TV station refuses to air marriage equality ad featuring gay doctor, reservist

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Jesse Ehrenfeld
The ad features Jesse Ehrenfeld, a Nashville doctor and Navy reservist who recently returned from Afghanistan. In the ad, Ehrenfeld says, "I was able to stand up and put my life on the line for the freedoms that we all ...

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The Paul Revere of Marriage prepares for an overnight victory 40 years in the making

Monday, June 1, 2015
Evan Wolfson
More than 30 years ago, when marriage equality seemed like an impossible fantasy, a law student at Harvard wrote his thesis on same-sex marriage. What seemed insurmountable then appears like a sure thing now, thanks to Evan Wolfson’s... ...

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National marriage equality advocacy group launches TV campaign in Alabama

Monday, February 2, 2015
The national marriage equality advocacy group "Freedom to Marry" has launched a new television ad campaign in Alabama to build public support for same-sex marriage. ...

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Fort Worth police officers speak out for marriage equality in new TV campaign

Monday, January 5, 2015
The ad features Fort Worth police officers talking about why they support the freedom to marry in Texas, and their support for colleague Chris, a detective who wants to someday marry his partner Justin. ...

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Poll: Majority of Utahns say gay marriage will have no impact on their own lives

Monday, September 29, 2014
A new poll finds that while Utahns remain split on whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, a strong majority of respondents say that even if gay couples are allowed to marry, it would have no impact on their ...

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Freedom to Marry launches national TV ad declaring ‘It’s time’ for marriage

Friday, September 26, 2014
A new national television advertisement released by Freedom to Marry will begin airing on Sunday morning network news shows in Washington, D.C. The 30-second spot, which will later be broadcast on cable news programs next week, declares, “It’s time” for ...

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Columbia, S.C., mayor becomes 500th to join marriage equality coalition

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Steve Benjamin
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, S.C., has signed on to Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, becoming the 500th U.S. mayor to join the nationwide effort of municipal leaders advocating for marriage equality. ...

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‘Until We Could,’ a video poem by inaugural poet Richard Blanco

Sunday, September 21, 2014
To mark the 10th anniversary since Massachusetts because the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage, advocacy group Freedom to Marry commissioned Richard Blanco, the poet for Barack Obama’s second inauguration in 2012, to write a poem commemorating the decade. ...

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