Will you forgive us if we interrupt your holiday cheer with a reminder that tax season is right around the corner? Ugh. And while we may be quickly winning the freedom to marry, one state at a time, we’re still a long way away from tax equality. The patchwork of laws, hasty IRS revisions and […]
"...to highlight the unfair patchwork of state marriage laws and why it's so important for everyone to have the freedom to marry." We're giving $5,000 to couples with the best ideas for how they'll cross state lines to tie the knot. Do you and your special someone have a great idea? Enter for your chance to win or vote for your favorite couple!
Charles Manson’s girlfriend has campaigned for his freedom for years. The 25-year-old woman, nicknamed Star, is now ready to marry the convicted killer. Manson is notorious for his role in the murders of Sharon Tate, Leno LaBianca, and Rosemary LaBianca. Show More Summary
Gallant supports everyone's right to love as they please: Nike announced Tuesday it supports the Freedom to Marry and Religious Protection Initiative in Oregon, and that the company has created the Nike Equality PAC, a foundation toShow More Summary
Mr. President! You do realize married men shouldn't give jewelry to anyone beside their spouses and mothers, right? LOLz, JK! When President Barack Obama placed the Medal of Freedom around Oprah Winfrey's uber-lovely neck on Wednesday afternoon our hearts simply swelled up with joy! We bet Kanye West, Chicago's third biggest celebrity, watched the ceremony on TV [...]
We’re getting closer to winning the freedom to marry in Australia, but we’re just not quite there yet. A vote this week in New South Wales is either a setback or a step closer to victory, depending on how you want to look at it. On one hand: now all the legislators are on the […]
(image: freedom to marry) In the last three weeks, three more states have joined (or will, soon) the ranks of those with marriage equality: New Jersey, Illinois, and Hawaii. CNN notes the milestone: "As Hawaii and Illinois join the list...
This is it! After a loooooooong engagement, Hawaii’s finally getting the freedom to marry, two decades after couples filed the first lawsuit. (And really, in the context of the civil rights movement, 23 years is still kind of speedy.) So here’s the plan, gays: Governor Neil Abercrombie will sign the bill at 10am Hawaii time. […]
Jennifer Neuman-Roper, the spouse of Angelique Neuman-Roper, and one of the plaintiffs in a landmark case at the New Mexico State Supreme Court requesting the freedom to marry, lost her battle to brain cancer on Friday, the Albuquerque Journal reports:...
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund applauds the historic vote by the Hawaii Legislature to legalize marriage for same-sex couples. The Senate, voted 19-4 today to approve the bill and the House of Representatives passed it last Friday. The governor, who called for a special legislative session just to consider this bill, […]
Today the Hawaii Senate cast the final vote needed to advance the marriage bill to the desk of the governor, who will sign in the next day or two, sealing Hawaii's position as the 16 th state with the freedom to marry. This brings to...Show More Summary
Mazel tov, Hawaii! You’ve finally won the freedom to marry the person you love. And it only took twenty years. Today the Senate approved an amended bill that provides marriage equality to LGBT citizens. Governor Neil Abercrombie has pledged his signature, so it’s pretty much a done deal at this point. According to news reports, […]
Via press release: Celebrating a year of big wins and marking the need to finish the job, Freedom to Marry today announced a new video billboard titled “Love for Everyone” featuring three diverse same-sex families and a message of love and commitment. Show More Summary
Yesterday the Illinois legislature gave same-sex couples the freedom to marry, making Illinois the 15th state (plus the District of Columbia) to do so, and the 9th new marriage state in just the last 12 months. With Illinois, over 37% of the American population lives in a freedom-to-marry state, up from 11% a year ago. Show More Summary
BREAKING: #Illinois House passes marriage 61-54! #IL will become the 15th state to secure the freedom to marry. #IL4M #lgbt — freedomtomarry (@freedomtomarry) November 5, 2013 Read more...
Via press release: A community celebration of the freedom to marry will begin tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood. Media outlets are invited to cover festivities at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., Chicago. The...Show More Summary
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund celebrates the historic 61-54 vote by the Illinois House of Representatives to legalize marriage for same-sex couples. The bill now returns to the Senate for final approval and Gov. Pat Quinn has vowed to sign it into law. Illinois will become the 15th state, along with […]
From Equality Illinois CEO Bernard Cherkasov: I am thrilled to share that just moments ago, the Illinois House of Representatives passed the historic freedom to marry bill! That was the biggest hurdle we faced to secure marriage equality in Illinois. Show More Summary
Earlier this week, the New Mexico Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU and the National Center for Lesbian Rights on behalf of six same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry. I've been doing advocacy...Show More Summary
This Summer, after legislatures in Rhode Island, Delaware and Minnesota granted same-sex couples the freedom to marry and the US Supreme Court struck down California’s discriminatory Proposition 8 as well as the federal Defense of Marriage...Show More Summary