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AFER Calls It Quits

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Last month Freedom To Marry triumphantly declared that it was "going out of business." Today we get the same news from the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Via press release: Together, we made history. Nearly six years ago, theShow More Summary

For 'Back On Board,' Greg Louganis Looks Back On His Legacy, LGBT Rights

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

An amazing sign of progress on LGBT rights — and an example of how the entrenched homophobia in corporate America of years past has changed dramatically — is Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson being heralded by General Mills, which,...Show More Summary

Find out why this rainbow wedding was a subtle finger to local government

You may recall how the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act went down in Indiana around that time -- Stephanie made the rainbow background as a sort of subtle middle-finger to the state government. They were married on the...Show More Summary

Ending the "Gay Exception": The Marriage Ruling and a Fight to Make Ohio and America Whole

When the Supreme Court ruled June 26 that the right of same-sex couples to marry is protected by the Constitution's 14th Amendment, it did more than recognize a fundamental freedom and rebuff a bid for state-sponsored discrimination....Show More Summary

Tuesday Morning Open Thread: Like Thunderbolt

The Freedom to Marry group is going out of business for the best possible reason: They won the fight. The group put together this celebratory video that might result in dust stimulating your tear ducts: It’s important to remember the victories. This was one. Open thread. [H/T: Vox]

Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away With Me

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

I believe she performed this last week at Freedom To Marry's "going out of business" gala.

NY Post Praises Evan Wolfson

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"In a rarity for any US advocacy group, Freedom to Marry is closing up shop 'simply' because it won. The move is applause-worthy because it’s so rare for any 'public interest' lobby. Most outfits just find some new cause to justify keeping the money rolling in. Show More Summary

L. Ron Hubbard Controlling Texas Now From Beyond Earthly Grave

It’s no surprise that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is a big fan of religious freedom, especially the freedom to keep gays from getting married and the freedom to keep sluts from getting abortions. But it turns out that fundagelical Christans...Show More Summary

Freedom to Marry's Throws Coolest 'Going Out of Business' Party Ever

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : SheWired.com

Because sometimes losing your job can be an amazing thing. Contributor: Rebekah Allen read more

Emotional Video on the Fight For Marriage Equality Shows Just How Far We’ve Come: WATCH

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A new video released today by Freedom to Marry, the civil rights advocacy organization founded by LGBT rights pioneer Evan Wolfson, documents the emotional fight to achieve full marriage equality throughout all 50 states. The journey to equal dignity… The post Emotional Video on the Fight For Marriage Equality Shows Just How Far We’ve Come: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Freedom To Marry: Celebrating Victory

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release: Today, as it begins the promised campaign wind-down having achieved its goal of winning marriage nationwide, Freedom to Marry released a video celebrating the victory and featuring some of the many people, milestones, and hard work that paved the way. Show More Summary

News: LGBT Bullying, Jonathan Groff, ‘Love Always Wins’, Real-Life Forrest Gump

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

> Republican Senators kill LGBT bullying bill.  > Matt Baume releases new book revealing the personal stories of those who fought for the freedom to marry over the last 45 years.  > Ohio Air Force Base holds LGBT run celebrating diversity. … The post News: LGBT Bullying, Jonathan Groff, ‘Love Always Wins’, Real-Life Forrest Gump appeared first on Towleroad.

Vice President Joe Biden Offers Powerful, Poignant Speech Celebrating the SCOTUS Marriage Ruling: WATCH

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Vice President Joe Biden offered a captivating speech on the fight for marriage equality at a Freedom to Marry event last night in New York City. Biden was introduced by Evan Wolfson, the founder and president of Freedom to Marry, who...Show More Summary

NEW YORK: Biden Celebrates At Freedom To Marry's "Going Out Of Business" Gala

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the New York Daily News: Vice President Joe Biden led a raucous reception for marriage equality Thursday night at Cipriani Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The gala, celebrating the June 26 Supreme Court decision that made same-sex...Show More Summary

How Joe Biden Helped Win Marriage Equality

Speaking at a Freedom to Marry event, Biden recalls his role as a U.S. senator in keeping Robert Bork off the Supreme Court — and bringing Anthony Kennedy on. read more

Joe Biden just gave a rousing gay rights address that sounded a lot like a campaign speech

Vice President Joe Biden may be mulling over a potential presidential campaign, but he is starting to sound a lot like a candidate. Biden's speech on Thursday at Freedom to Marry's New York gala had all the hallmarks of a stump speech: praise for advocates, personal reflection, and a call to action. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Okay. Now it's official Seeing Freedom to Marry's graphic celebrating the Supreme Court decision granting marriage rights to same-sex couples in all 50 states was creative (and how sweet that Texas is holding...Show More Summary

WATCH: Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck Think Marriage Equality Has Destroyed the Constitution

The right-wing politician and the pundit traded doomsday fantasies now that the freedom to marry has gone nationwide. read more

After Obergefell, What the LGBT Movement Still Needs to Achieve

Now that the ACLU has helped win the freedom to marry nationwide through Obergefell v. Hodges, everyone wants to know: what’s next for the LGBT movement? So here’s our take on what the movement still needs to achieve.  Winning civilShow More Summary

Marriage News Watch is Wrapping Up

By Matt Baume With just a few exceptions, same-sex couples have the freedom to marry from coast to coast. We now face a backlash against equality that could close off LGBT access to housing, employment, or government services. But marriage is safe. Show More Summary

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