DENVER — A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay...Show More Summary
Chris Brown is in the center of some fresh legal trouble after a judge revoked his probation. Now his freedom is on the line, because in March the judge may decide to throw him in prison. The Belfast Telegraph reports that the Loyal R&B singer wants to marry his girlfriend as soon as possible. Show More Summary
The Justices will hear four cases challenging state bans on same-sex marriage, a decision that could bring an end to the question of the freedom to marry.
This is it – the end game in the longstanding campaign to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide is upon us. The U.S. Supreme Court has just announced it will hear freedom-to-marry cases in all four states in the Sixth Circuit- Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Michigan. Show More Summary
Freedom To Marry "The Supreme Court's decision today begins what we hope will be the last chapter in our campaign to win marriage nationwide - and it's time," said Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry. "Freedom to Marry's national...Show More Summary
U.S. District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith ruled today that Michigan must recognize more than 300 marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples last March. Goldsmith stayed his ruling for 21 days. Freedom to Marry reports: Today's ruling was in the case...
It's been a huge week for marriage equality. Florida became the 36th state with the freedom to marry, judges in three southern states heard oral arguments, and the Supreme Court considered cases from five states. Plus a lawmaker in Texas...Show More Summary
Clip recap: "It's been a huge week for marriage equality. Florida became the 36th state with the freedom to marry, judges in three southern states heard oral arguments, and the Supreme Court considered cases from five states. Plus a lawmaker in Texas is wasting everyone's time with a new anti-gay law that would make life difficult for everyone."
BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN Roberta Kaplan, the Paul Weiss attorney who was Edie Windsor's attorney, is in New Orleans to argue for marriage equality at the Fifth Circuit. The cases on appeal come from Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana, the last...
BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN When last we spoke, the freedom to marry had just been handed a setback: the Sixth Circuit let stand marriage discrimination laws in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. Over the holiday season, though, we took many...
Via press release from Freedom To Marry: Today Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure that the federal government respects all valid marriages across all agencies. Show More Summary
It's a rare instance of good news out of Florida as same-sex couples began marrying today in Miami-Dade County. Couples statewide can enjoy the freedom to marry starting tomorrow. read more
In a new TV ad from Freedom To Marry, Fort Worth Police Detective Chris Gorrie is flanked by three of his colleagues (below right) at a restaurant table. "Chris makes a sacrifice every day along with the rest of us,"...
Via press release: Freedom to Marry began airing a statewide television ad this week in Texas featuring Fort Worth police officers who speak out in support of their gay colleague’s freedom to marry. The thirty-second ad began running...Show More Summary
Photo by Jeffrey S. Trachtman The Supreme Court will decide shortly whether to review and decide a marriage equality case before its current term ends in June. Many are praying for this, eager to wrap up an issue long past the tipping...Show More Summary
Embiggen the above map from Freedom To Marry and marvel at this year's progress.
2014 was another blockbuster year for the freedom to marry. In January gay couples could marry in 19 states. By December that number had skyrocketed to 35 -- covering two thirds of the American people. The momentum for marriage is off...Show More Summary
Freedom To Marry President Evan Wolfson was joined by Texas same-sex plaintiff couples for a town hall in Austin on Monday night. But Mason Marriott-Voss, a 16-year-old from Austin with two moms, stole the show with a rousing two-minute speech...
I can honestly say that I wasn't sure I'd live to see the day when the freedom to marry was something enjoyed by same-sex couples in every state of the union. In fact 20 years ago, when I committed the Los Angeles LGBT Center to fighting...Show More Summary