Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton signed the Freedom to Marry bill during a ceremony held on the state capitol steps on Tuesday, making Minnesota the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage, following Delaware and Rhode Island that also legalized homosexual marriage during the last two weeks.
You might be asking yourself: What does Modern Family have to do with an upcoming landmark Supreme Court case about the freedom to marry? Well, the ACLU launched a campaign today urging Modern Family's producers to script a wedding episode for popular gay characters Mitchell Pritchett and Cameron Tucker. Show More Summary
A new initiative of the ACLU, ACLU Action, has launched a campaign urging Modern Family writers to marry Cam and Mitch. They write: "The freedom to marry is being advanced in American living rooms as much as in court rooms,"...
By Kathleen Campisano, Task Force faith organizing manager Feet from where Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was signing the freedom to marry into law, I took pause to just say …. Well, whoa! I have had the privilege to work for family justice in the LGBT community since 1995. I still remember being skeptical that the […]
Two new polls show continued momentum for marriage equality in the states of Michigan and Virginia. According to results from The Detroit News and WDIV-TV Channel 4, 56.8 percent of Michigan voters now support the freedom to marry — up 12.5 percent from last year — while just 36.7 percent oppose it. At least 65 [...]
Yesterday, Minnesota became the 12th state in the country to approve a law allowing same-sex couples to marry. This comes on the heels of Rhode Island and Delaware approving freedom to marry laws in the last two weeks, and historic victories at the ballot box in Maine, Maryland, and Washington last November. Show More Summary
The Democratic governor's signature makes Minnesota the 12th U.S. state to embrace the freedom to marry. read more
A new Rocky Mountain Poll released today shows that a majority of Arizona voters support marriage equality — and by a significant margin. According to the survey, 55 percent support the freedom to marry and only 35 percent opposed it. Even among voters over the age of 54, a 46 percent plurality favor the change [...]
The Wabasha Bridge, renamed the Freedom to Marry Bridge for the week by St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman Minnesota's state Senate just approved marriage equality in a 37-30 vote. Gov. Mark Dayton will sign the bill, making Minnesota the 12th state in the nation to allow same-sex couples to marry and only the second in the Midwest, after Iowa. Show More Summary
Minnesota has approved marriage equality after several hours of debate in the state Senate and will become the 12th state in the nation (with the District of Columbia) to offer its citiizens the freedom to marry. The House passed th...
St. Paul, Minnesota mayor Chris Coleman is celebrating the state's expected passage of marriage equality today by renaming the bridge that spans the Mississippi in its honor. Tweeted Coleman: "I renamedthe WabashaBridge 2 the Freedom to Marry Bridge for this...
Minnesotans United is staging a rally at the Capitol Building. The Minnesota Senate will officially convene at NOON on Monday, May 13 to vote on the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Debate will begin shortly after noon. Join us...Show More Summary
A military Major and her wife plead for DOMA repeal in a new video from Freedom to Marry and SLDN. read more
BREAKING: Key vote puts Minnesota in line to become 1st Midwestern Legislature to pass gay marriage law. -SS — The Associated Press (@AP) May 9, 2013 Freedom To Marry: Today, the Minnesota House of Representatives voted in favor of the freedom to marry by a vote of 75-59! The bill will now be heard by the full Senate next week. Show More Summary
Yayayayayayayay!!! Passed: 75-59! The legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota now goes to the state senate, where it is expected to pass, and Governor Mark Dayton has promised to sign it into law.I just got off the phone...Show More Summary
Via @EQED, Equality Delaware tweets: BREAKING: Marriage equality passes in the Senate. Delaware is officially the 11th state to secure the freedom to marry! #DE4M At Think Progress: Just now, the Delaware Senate voted 12-9, to approve marriage equality legislation (HB 75), guaranteeing that Delaware will become the 11th state that recognizes same-sex couples’ marriages. [...]Show More Summary
The Delaware Senate today passed legislation granting same-sex couples the freedom to marry. The bill already cleared the House and now shifts to Gov. Jack Markell, who has vowed to sign it. Delaware is poised to join 10 other states plus the District of Columbia in legalizing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Just [...]
(image equality delaware) Delaware's Senate is set to convene at 2 pm and will be voting on HB75, the marriage equality bill. If it passes, Delaware will become the 11th state to give all its citizens the freedom to marry....
With the stroke of a pen, the number of people living in states with marriage equality increased by over 1 million last week. Rhode Island is now the 10th U.S. state with the freedom to marry, and the last one in New England. So nowShow More Summary
Illinois Republican Chair Pat Brady resigned today following months of controversy over his support for same-sex marriage. Said Brady in January: "Giving gay and lesbian couples the freedom to get married honors the best conservative principles. It strengthens families and...