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Audio: #7thCircuit considers whether marital discrimination is as ugly as other forms (hint: it is)

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Via Freedom to Marry comes the oral arguments from today's Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals hearing. There were two cases, one out of Indiana and one out of Wisconsin, and the three judges' questioning (at a court known to be...

Nashville Mayor Joins Marriage Equality Coalition

The mayor of Music City becomes the first Tennessee member of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry. read more

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Comes Out for Marriage Equality

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

On Thursday, Nashville mayor Karl Dean announced his support for marriage equality and joined the bipartisan Mayors for the Freedom to Marry. Dean is the first Tennessee mayor to join the group. Said Dean in a statement: “I believe that...

Anti-gay activists still don't realize 'recruitment' claims make them look ridiculous

last weekLGBT / Gay : Good As You

The idea that gay people "recruit" is like a throwback attack. It's from the Anita Bryant era of fear, back when the opposition movement was debating things like our ability to teach children, not our freedom to marry. But even...

She’s ‘Stronger!’ Britney Spears Wants Father’s Conservatorship to End, Feels Ready To Marry Boyfriend David Lucado

Britney Spears is ready for her freedom! It’s been six years since a judge placed Spears under a conservatorship. of her father Jamie, and she’s eager to control her… READ ON

LGBT Groups React To Virginia Stay

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Equality Virginia It is disappointing that the Supreme Court stayed the 4th Circuit Court’s decision. Lesbian and gay Virginians have waited long enough for the freedom to marry. Loving couples – and families – should not have to endure yet another standstill before their commitment to one another is recognized here in Virginia. Show More Summary

New From House Candidate Sean Eldridge

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

A former Freedom To Marry staffer, Eldridge is the husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. He faces two-term Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY), whose first act after being elected was to vote for the repeal of Obamacare. Eldridge is challenging the result of a recent poll which shows him trailing badly. Show More Summary

Supreme Court to Rule on Marriage Equality This Week (VIDEO)

A conclusive federal decision on the freedom to marry isn't due for another few months, but we could get a sneak peek into the Supreme Court's position this week. Anti-gay attorneys have asked Chief Justice John Roberts to delay theShow More Summary

Freedom To Marry Wants Young, Pro-Equality Republicans To Run For Delegate Spots At 2016 GOP Convention

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Freedom to Marry recognizes the shifting tide toward a pro-marriage equality Republican Party, and they aim to capitalize on the demographic most ready to take the plunge. In a series of meetings in Iowa this week, FtM will encourage Republicans...

BREAKING: Judge Rules Florida Must Recognize Out-of-State Gay Marriages

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A third Florida judge has just struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that the state must also recognize all legal, out-of-state marriages, Freedom to Marry reports: The ruling in today's case, from Broward County Circuit Judge Dale...

Christian Woman Who Faced Execution Arrives in US

Being called a "world freedom fighter" by the mayor is a nice way to be greeted when you land in Philly. Meriam Ibrahim Tehya Ishag, the woman who came perilously close to being hanged in Sudan for renouncing Islam, marrying a Christian, and converting to Christianity, arrived in the City...

Civilities Live: What’s next for same-sex marriage in Virginia and beyond?

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit struck down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban and Evan Wolfson, the founder and president of the advocacy group Freedom to Marry, joined me for a live chat. He is author of “Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People’s Right to Marry.” An edited excerpt of the […]

NYC Pastor Who Prayed With Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan Credits Those Who Cried 'Let Meriam Go!' for Defiant Christian Woman's Release

The U.S. pastor who took it upon himself to fly to Sudan to meet with and pray for imprisoned persecuted Christian mother Meriam Ibrahim was among those celebrating her freedom Thursday. He credited the 27-year-old married mother's release to the outcry of people from around the world who were captivated by her steadfast Christian witness in the face impending death.

Listen: Remy Ma Calls Angie Martinez From Prison

Remy is getting out of the box in 10 days. Time flies when you’re not in state custody huh? This afternoon she called Angie’s new show on Power 105.1 to talk about her impending freedom, being married to Papoose, her relationship with Fat Joe and much more. Previously: Papoose ft. Remy Ma – Whats My […]

Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Clip recap: Another week, and another win for marriage equality. This time, it's Florida. But the freedom to marry is in jeopardy in Colorado. Meanwhile an appeals court has set a date for oral argument in two states, but then said never mind. And the Department of Justice has indicated its plans for addressing the freedom to marry before the Supreme Court.

Tallahassee Mayor John Marks Speaks Out for Marriage Equality: VIDEO

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Watch a Mayors for the Freedom to Marry video in which Tallahassee Mayor John Marks explains his reasons for supporting same-sex marriage

Waveland, Mississippi Mayor is First in State to Declare Support for Marriage Equality

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

David Garcia, the mayor of the small Mississippi Gulf Coast city of Waveland, has become the first mayor in the state to publicly support marriage equality. Said Garcia in a Freedom to Marry press release: “We know many people in...

Supreme Court Protects Pennsylvania Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

A judge in Colorado has delivered what may be the strongest victory yet for marriage equality, while Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has rejected a challenge to the freedom to marry in Pennsylvania. In the Colorado case, DistrictShow More Summary

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