Blog

The Impact of Extending Marriage to Same-Sex Couples on the New Jersey Budget

Williams Institute
June 2008
The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law released a new research study analyzing the economic gains that marriage equality in New Jersey would bring. (Link)

Read More »

Celebrating the right NOT to marry

San Francisco Gay Examiner
June 19, 2008
The freedom to marry is important for two major reasons: first, because so many gay men and women want desperately to marry the people they love. And second, because those of us who choose not to marry are offered a genuine choice in the matter. [Link]

Read More »

Some county clerks in CA refuse to perform gay couples’ ceremonies

EDGE Boston
June 19, 2008
Evan Wolfson points out that, "no religious or church official should be compelled to perform any marriage ceremony they do not wish to perform. And I would support their constitutional right not to do that. But we’re talking about government employees here. People who step into a job like that should perform their job without discrimination." [Link]

Read More »

Gay couples’ wedding bells could ring up big money for N.J.

Star Ledger
June 19, 2008
New Jersey could boost its economy by more than half a billion dollars over the next three years by promptly honoring the freedom to marry, a California law professor told a state commission yesterday. (Link)

Read More »

Marriages an inspiration, not ‘disaster’

Chicago Tribune
June 19, 2008
Eric Zorn discusses how his marriage was not affected by marriage equality in California, and indeed he is honored to share the institution with more loving and committed couples. (Link)

Read More »

Married in San Diego—Update!

Pam's House Blend
June 17, 2008
"My partner - now wife - Kristi and I were legally married today in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in downtown San Diego. We will be having a larger ceremony and reception for ourselves and our families in a few months, but we didn't want to wait that long to marry. As two women who have disabilities, having the legal rights of a married couple, including inheritance and medical decision making, are especially important to us. But most of all, we got married for the same reason any other couple marries - because we love each other." [Link]

Read More »

COLUMN: Gay Divorce at Dead End in Assembly

Providence Journal
June 19, 2008
Political columnist M. Charles Bakst reports that Rhode Island is not likely to pass a bill this year that would allow gay and lesbian couples to divorce, perpetuating jurisdictional confusion in the courts over the issue. [Link]

Read More »

OP-ED: Facts Show That Same-Sex Couples Are Fine Parents

Sacramento Bee
June 19, 2008
Stanford sociology professor Michael J. Rosenfeld says Census data shows "children raised by same-sex couples are just as likely...to make normal progress through elementary school, given the same levels of parental education and income." [Link]

Read More »

Political Perspective: Marriage & November Election

KNBC
June 18, 2008
It's been about four years since Massachusetts affirmed gay couples' marriages and the state has yet to fall into the Atlantic Ocean. Said Evan Wolfson, "...the opportunity to see that real families are helped and no one is hurt is opening hearts and minds." [Link]

Read More »

Opponents of marriage equality stay mostly quiet—for now

Los Angeles Times
June 19, 2008
Jeff Flint, the spokesman and strategist for the campaign to write discrimination into the California Constitution, said his group would not be protesting because it did not want the campaign to be about the weddings taking place this week. [Link]

Read More »

« First  <  604 605 606 607 608 >  Last »