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Graduation Thoughts — and a Bit of Rapping — for the Class of 2016

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson delivered this commencement address to Northeastern Illinois University graduates on May 9. President Hahs, Members of the Board of Trustees, Faculty, the entire NEIU family –– Thank you for includi… Read The post Graduation Thoughts — and a Bit of Rapping — for the Class of 2016 appeared first on Towleroad.

Growing Pains: The Story of a Millennial, Queer, Vietnamese-American Man

For this 21 year-old man, the freedom to marry is still just a little less important than life, livelihood, finding a place where he feels at home. The post Growing Pains: The Story of a Millennial, Queer, Vietnamese-American Man appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Cards Against Humanity is selling Trump-themed doomsday prep gear

Come November, the world as we know it may cease to exist. While thousands scramble to marry into foreign soils, or figure out how to scale the Great Wall of America to freedom, Cards Against Humanity wants to make sure you’re […]

Freedom for Tooting – the by-election to fill Sadiq’s seat could be tight

Picture credit: Wikimedia Commons Alastair Meeks assesses the chances Zac Goldsmith’s father once said that when a man married his mistress, that created a vacancy.  In the same way, his successful opponent for the Mayor of London contest can be expected shortly to be standing down as MP for Tooting, giving rise to a fascinating […]

Ted Cruz: States Ought To Be Able To Ban Interracial Marriages

On Good Morning America today, a married gay Republican name Todd Calogne addressed Ted Cruz and, citing so-called religious freedom laws, asked, "What would you as president do to protect me and my husband from that institutionalized...Show More Summary

How to say 'I do' to a feminist wedding

Millions of people marry every year, among them feminists who want to embrace the ritual but disavow its historical connection to stripping women of their freedom and rights.  This is a tricky, deeply personal balance, one that someShow More Summary

Virginia governor vetoes anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ bill

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have allowed ministers and others refuse to marry gay couples because of their religious beliefs. McAuliffe, a Democrat, said the measure approved by the Republican-controlled legislature was unconstitutional and would drive...

Rosario Dawson Calls Out Dolores Huerta on Bernie Sanders’ Immigration Record

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

Rosario Dawson and Dolores Huerta. TheBuiBrothers.com Freedom to Marry / Flickr Civil rights legend versus Hollywood star. Who you got? Actress and activist Rosario Dawson is challenging a giant of the civil rights and labor movements, Dolores Huerta, in an open letter published on The Huffington Post. In a Feb. Show More Summary

Controversy Erupts After Legendary Activist Dolores Huerta ‘Shouted Down’ at Democratic Caucus Event

3 months agoNews : Truthdig

Activist Dolores Huerta. (Freedom To Marry / CC BY-SA 2.0) An online battle has erupted over claims by famed labor and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta that she was shouted off a Nevada caucus stage with chants of “English only!” On...Show More Summary

Friday Morning News: Marco Rubio, San Francisco Urinal, Freedom to Marry, Provincetown, Dog Rescue

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

LEGACY: Freedom to Marry launches legacy site as the organization shuts down: “As it comes closer to ending operations February 29, Freedom to Marry today launched a new website that will serve as a central resource for telling the story...Show More Summary

Using Digital to Win the Freedom to Marry: An Interview with Michael Crawford

In today’s Social Velocity interview, I’m talking with Michael Crawford, Director of Digital and Creative at Freedom to Marry, one of the organizations instrumental in the movement to legalize same-sex marriage. Michael Crawford led Freedom to Marry’s in-house creative team and directed its award-winning digital program. Show More Summary

How Data Helped Win The Battle Over Same-Sex Marriage

Thalia Zepatos, director of research and messaging for Freedom to Marry, helped change American attitudes on same-sex marriage. After a string of defeats — most notably, Proposition 8 in California — Zepatos studied how different groups thought about marriage and used that data to change how the pro-gay-marriage movement made its case. Rather than focusing […]

Nicki Minaj -- Silent on Marrying Meek Mill

6 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Nicki Minaj did not reciprocate when she took the stand on behalf of her beleaguered boyfriend Meek Mill... saying NOTHING about marrying him. Meek's freedom is on the line, because he violated probation by failing to get permission to leave Philly…

Southern Judges Continue to Defy SCOTUS on Marriage Equality

It’s been nearly five months since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges guaranteed the freedom to marry for same-sex couples throughout America. Most state courts with pending marriage cases promptly implemented the ruling. Show More Summary

“What do we want? Freedom!”: Freedom, Protection, and Delhi Queer Pride

Ham kya chahte? Azaadi! Pyaar karne ki azaadi Shaadi karne ki azaadi aur na karne ki azaadi   What do we want? Freedom! Freedom to love freedom to marry and freedom to not marry. (Translations my own) Variations on this call for freedom filled the central Delhi streets this Sunday as activists and allies came […]

The Kim Davis saga and the religious right’s skewed view of religious freedom

8 months agoNews : The Raw Story

When Keith Bardwell, a justice of the peace in Louisiana, turned away a couple looking to get married in 2009, he cited personal objections to justify his decision to withhold a marriage license. Bardwell wasn’t hailed as a culture war hero, greeted with a campaign rally or praised by...

Move Over, Kim Davis: Alabama Judges Stopped Giving Marriage Licenses To ANYONE

8 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Officials in Alabama have been putting up roadblocks to prevent same-sex couples from exercising their freedom to marry.

Kim Davis Wannabe Will Not Grant Licenses 'to Engage in Sodomy'

8 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

On Wednesday, Alabama Probate Judge Nick Williams came out as an active member of the Kim Davis Party For Christian Religious Freedom when he asked the state’s Supreme Court for an order that would allow him to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Read more...

There's a Woman in the United States Whose Religious Freedom Is Under Attack, But Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz are Silent

Calling all conservatives! There's a woman in the United States who says her religious freedom is under attack, and she needs your support. No, I'm not talking about Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to serve marriage licenses to gay couples. Show More Summary

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