Even though a a new report discredited a study that claimed speaking with marriage equality detractors sways opinions, Freedom to Marry's Marc Solomon says person-to-person communication works. read more
There’s nothing sweeter than being able to say “told you so.” With marriage equality potentially approaching in as little as a month, there are going to be lots of opportunities for pioneering pro-equality politicians to say exactly that. But we should resist that temptation. Instead, let’s take a moment to celebrate the thought leaders and trend-setters who were […]
"With a nationwide landslide in favor, Ireland now becomes the first country in the world to pass the freedom to marry by popular referendum, as well as the 21st nation and the 10th predominantly Catholic country in which same-sex couples can marry. Show More Summary
Irish voters will go to the polls Friday in a referendum on whether the country will allow same-sex couples the freedom to marry, but support has been falling. read more
Straight, soon-to-be-married Irish man Patrick Corr explains why he wants his infant son to have the freedom to marry whoever he loves when the time comes
New fears about potential defeat for Ireland's marriage equality ballot question are starting to emerge after months of strong polling in support of the freedom to marry. read more
During a reception hosted by the group "Freedom to Marry," White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett praised President Obama for his huge part in accelerating the gay marriage cause heard by the Supreme Court of the United States last week
Gary McCoy / Cagle Cartoons By Susan Stamper Brown During a reception hosted by the group “Freedom to Marry,” White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett praised President Obama for his huge part in accelerating the gay marriage cause heard by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) last week. Show More Summary
On the eve of yesterday's SCOTUS hearings, same-sex marriage plaintiffs from more than 30 states met each other, mostly for the first time, in a Washington DC reception hosted by Freedom To Marry. Tony Adams reports at South FloridaShow More Summary
Fox News' Special Report cherry-picked Justice Antonin Scalia's religious freedom concerns from the Supreme Court's oral arguments on constitutional protections for same-sex marriage to question whether clergy may "be required to conduct...Show More Summary
BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN The Supreme Court is still hearing argument in a consolidated case, Obergefell v. Hodges, about whether the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees the freedom to marry for gay persons. The first part of the audio of that argument...
The key question that will be considered by the justices will not have to do with the legal definition of marriage, but whether the freedom to marry is a fundamental right and state bans represent violations of equal protection provisions under the Constitution.
On the eve of the Supreme Court's historic hearing on the freedom to marry, the plaintiffs families and attorneys from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee gathered outside the high court's chambers. Happening now: #Marriage plaintiff families gather at Supreme Court...
Important history from GLAD: "On April 28, 2015, Mary Bonauto will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court for the freedom to marry for all same-sex couples nationwide. In 2001 Mary and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) filed the case that first brought marriage equality to the U.S. Show More Summary
Freedom to Marry founder Evan Wolfson wrote his Harvard Law thesis in 1983 about gay marriage, and has been working for 32 years to drum up support for marriage equality. He answers question on the long arc of his equal rights fight and how he feels ahead of oral arguments on Tuesday.
The worst thing about getting gay married is the social obligation to invite the entire 19-candidate Republican presidential primary field. — Josh Barro (@jbarro) April 21, 2015 Per Wikipedia, the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition was founded by Ralph Reed, Jr as “a bridge between the Tea Party movement and evangelical voters”, after his old [Read more...]
Via press release: Ahead of Tuesday's oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, Freedom to Marry released a national TV ad showing that America, all of it, is ready for same-sex couples to marry. The spot begins airing on three Sunday morning political shows and 60 Minutes, in addition to national cable programs throughout next week. Show More Summary
A college-age grandson of modern conservatism’s founding family comes out in The Daily Beast and makes the case for the freedom to marry.
In the final days before the SCOTUS hearing, Freedom To Marry has launched the #LoveMustWin hashtag across social media, earning the tweeted support of politicians like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and many others. Above on the left is Broadway's Andrew Keenan-Bolger, who notes on Instagram that he remains unable to marry in his home state of Michigan.
With the Supreme Court cases on same-sex marriage fast approaching, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds a record-high 61 percent of Americans support the freedom to marry while 35 percent remain opposed. The WaPo reports: Support is up only...