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Power List 2014: EVAN WOLFSON

2 days agoLGBT / Gay :

Founder and President, Freedom to Marry, 57Wolfson deserves extra thanks for founding the organization that has helped marriage equality continue to spread across the country. His arguments against the Boy Scouts of America in front of the Supreme Court made Wolfson one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.Return to Complete List read more

THURSDAY: Tenth Circuit To Hear Oral Arguments In Oklahoma Marriage Suit

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

Freedom Oklahoma writes: On Thursday, April 17 at 10am MT, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit will hear oral arguments in Bishop v. Smith, the landmark case that seeks the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Oklahoma. Show More Summary

Republicans Just Love Gay Marriage

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Who’s the latest Republican icon to endorse the freedom to marry? Why, it’s  the delightful former Senator and crotchety grampa Alan Simpson. A longtime fixture of Wyoming politics, he’s now endorsed the freedom to marry. Simpson’s one of those good-old-fashioned rootin-tootin plain-talkin old coots that would be more at home in a Frank Capra movie […]

OHIO: Federal Judge Rules That State Must Recognize Out-Of-State Marriages

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

The expected ruling in Ohio was issued today. Via press release from Freedom To Marry: Today U.S. District Judge Timothy Black struck down part of a constitutional amendment in Ohio that denies gay couples the freedom to marry and withholds legal respect for gay couples who have gotten married. Show More Summary

Weekend Show Preview: 4.11 – 4.13.

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked: Sunday: CBS’s “Face the Nation” : Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University; Nikole Hannah-Jones, ProPublica and The Atlantic; Evan Wolfson, Freedom to Marry; Tavis Smiley, PBS; Peter...Show More Summary

Cautious Optimism Following Utah Marriage Hearing

After a three-judge panel heard arguments in the federal case challenging Utah's ban on marriage equality this morning, court observers expect the ruling to come down in favor of the freedom to marry. Featured Image: read more

Arguments Conclude In Utah Case, Tenth Circuit Court Judges Appear Split

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Freedom To Marry head Evan Wolfson writes: “Today marked a new chapter in the campaign to win the freedom to marry. We now begin a wave of federal appellate arguments and rulings that set the stage for national resolution by the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

WATCH: Denver Rallies for Marriage Ahead of Utah Arguments

Outside the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, hundreds of LGBT people and allies gathered to voice their support for the freedom to marry before the court hears opening arguments in the Utah marriage case. Featured Image: read more

Former GOP Senator Alan Simpson Pushes for Marriage Equality in New Nationwide Ad: VIDEO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Former Senator Alan Simpson, a Republican from Wyoming, stars in a new ad from Freedom to Marry urging voters and lawmakers to "live and let live" and allow gays and lesbians to marry. Says Simpson in the spot: “I’m a...

Former Senator Makes the Republican Case for Marriage

Former U.S. senator Alan Simpson says everyone deserves the freedom to marry. Featured Image: read more

Former Sen. Alan Simpson For Marriage

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release from Freedom To Marry: As federal appeals courts begin to hear marriage cases across the country, Freedom to Marry released a national television ad featuring former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson. Simpson, a Republican, represented Wyoming for 18 years and held senior leadership positions. Show More Summary

Meet the Five Winning Couples of "My Big Gay (Il)legal Wedding!"

Almost 200,000 supporters of the freedom to marry voted for couples from across the country, to win the " My Big Gay (Il)legal Wedding " contest. The winning couples will each receive $5,000 towards the wedding of their dreams as part...Show More Summary

In Colorado, the Freedom to Marry Matters to Latino Families

Day by day, the list of Coloradans who support the freedom to marry has grown more and more diverse. The issue of marriage equality has fast become one that is bringing Latino communities and families together. In Colorado, a new Latino...Show More Summary

Rants, Raves and Disses -- Your Target May Shoot Back

Simpler Freedom of Speech An Oregon man wanted to tell the world he had attended a wedding two days before at a place called Dancing Deer Mountain, and if you were looking for a location to get married, this was not the place. It had...Show More Summary

Three New Lawsuits Seek the Freedom to Marry in Arizona and Indiana

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Rob MacPherson and Steven Stolen, plaintiffs in the ACLU Indiana suit. Yesterday we reported that the ACLU filed a lawsuit in Florida demanding recognition of gay marriages from out-of-state. Also filed yesterday were two others, in Arizona and Indiana. Freedom...

Lance Bass and Fiancé Michael Turchin Talk About Changing Mississippi Hearts and Minds on Marriage: VIDEO

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Lance Bass and his fiancé Michael Turchin talk about their love for the state of Mississippi and changing hearts and minds in a new video for Southerns for the Freedom to Marry. Says Bass: "When we go out as a...

CO Gov. John Hickenlooper: “Every Adult Couple Should Have The Freedom To Marry

last monthLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Though he openly (and very publicly) pushed for the state to allow civil unions last year, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper came out in support of same-sex marriage this week in what 9News calls “the political equivalent of a whisper.” The announcement almost went unnoticed, according to reports, because Hickenlooper’s new position in favor of same-sex […]

POLL: National Support For Marriage Equality Reaches New High Of 59 Percent

A new national survey shows record high support for the freedom to marry and other aspects of LGBT equality. The post POLL: National Support For Marriage Equality Reaches New High Of 59 Percent appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Shakila Ibrahimkhalil: "We have fought too hard for our freedoms to lose them again"

Shakila Ibrahimkhalil is an Afghan journalist. During the time of the Taliban, she was forced to withdraw from her journalism studies and get married. Four years later, she suffered the loss of her husband. Today, she works as a journalist...Show More Summary

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