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