Is sex evil unless it leads directly to babies? Is marriage only legitimate if it fosters offspring, or is it also for intimacy? The U.S. Supreme Court decisions issued three decisions between June 7, 1965 and Jan. 22, 1973 that collectively gave the answer: No. Show More Summary
Freedom To Marry In his second Inaugural today, President Obama traced the moral arc from Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall, and rightly exalted the struggle for the freedom to marry as part of America's moral commitment to equality, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Show More Summary
By JONATHAN WOLFMAN Last year, not long after several U.S. mayors began Mayors For the Freedom to Marry I shared the list with you. The list has grown from the original 70 or so to nearly 300. As more state legislatures and voters see that the justice, social, and economic benefits to equality outweigh increasingly narrowing [...]
Mayors for the Freedom to Marry celebrates its first anniversary with 291 members. read more
Gay actor George Takei defends Jodie Foster from gay critics, year anniversary for Mayors for Freedom to Marry, conservative gay GOProud didn’t endorse gay marriage until today, more.
The freedom of all Americans to marry without consideration of their sexual orientation took a giant step forward today with the news that the National Cathedral in Washington, DC will soon begin to perform same sex weddings. According...Show More Summary
In one of the first actions of the 113th Congress, which begins today, the House GOP is pushing to reauthorize the funding for the defense of DOMA. Reactions below. Freedom To Marry "It's truly disheartening that, on a day of new beginnings...Show More Summary
What a way to start 2013! Beginning on Dec. 29, same-sex couples were able to marry in Maine, and in Maryland couples began weddings on Jan. 1. On Nov. 6, Maine became the first state to allow same-sex couples to receive a marriage license through a popular vote of the people. Maryland also passed marriage equality [...]
As 2012 draws to a close and I reflect on the historic year that was, one of the things that I am most proud of is the role that African Americans played in helping to bring the freedom to marry for committed and loving same-sex couples to my home state of Maryland.
You don’t give kids a lot of freedom. Kids are too impressionable and vulnerable for freedom. You don’t give a 7-year-old the right to buy alcohol, get married, or drive their bike too far from the neighborhood (let alone drive a car) because the consequences would be catastrophic.
Today, just two weeks after voters in Washington, Maine, Maryland and Minnesota affirmed their support of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples by rejecting NOM’s anti-gay ballot measure campaigns, National Organization for Marriage (NOM) released a video extolling its “Top Ten Marriage Victories of 2012?. The question is, what victories? Here is NOM’s list.
In the wake of Washington state voters approving the state's new civil marriage and religious freedom law, which allows same-sex couples to marry, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain has summarized archdiocesan policy regarding same-sex marriage.
The clock is ticking on turning our 2012 momentum into the next wave of wins that can help create the climate that maximizes our chances of winning in the Supreme Court, but let's savor and take inspiration from Freedom to Marry's top 10 marriage moments in 2012.
Uruguay's House has overwhelmingly passed a marriage equality bill and prospects look excellent that it will join the nations of the world which offer the freedom to marry to its citizens. From Rex Wockner and Andres Duques (at Blabbeando): Eighty-one...
In the Sunday Telegraph yesterday, a group of Tory leaders in Britain reiterated their strong support for marriage for all: The group, which unites under the slogan “Freedom to Marry”, contains some of the party’s biggest beasts, including Boris Johnson,...
Just a few days after British PM David Cameron said "I don't want gay people to be excluded from a great institution [of marriage]," 19 equalliy powerful, equally conservative politicians, including London Mayor Boris Johnson, Education Secretary Michael Gove and...
BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN Last week, a federal judge in Nevada ruled against Lambda Legal's challenge to the state's ban on the freedom to marry in a case called Sevcik v. Sandoval (Ms. Sevcik, with her partner, Mary Baranovich (both...
Corianton Hale and Keith Bacon shared their wedding album with Freedom to Marry in the lead-up to Washington’s very first same-sex marriages under Referendum 74. Cori and Keith got married this August in an elaborate, three-day wedding at the Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort in Leavenworth, Washington. “The resort looks and feels like an upscale summer camp, [...]
She's a birdie who wants her freedom… freedom to marry and make tons of $$$ off of her inevitable, high-profile wedding to Kanye West, DUH! Kim Kardashian is reportedly feeling handcuffed in her unwanted marriage to Kris Humphries, and girl wants to get divorced like, MONTHS ago! Kimmy's attorney explained to an L.A. Supreme Court judge Wednesday [...]
Via press release from Lambda Legal: Today plaintiff couples in Darby v. Orr and Lazaro v. Orr, the lawsuits brought by Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Illinois seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Illinois, met with legislators to urge them to vote in favor of a bill ending the ban on marriage for same-sex couples in Illinois. Show More Summary