Blog Entries by Angela Dallara

Former DNC chairs support freedom to marry plank on 2012 Democratic platform

Today four former chairs of the Democratic National Convention joined Freedom to Marry’s Democrats: Say I Do campaign by announcing their support for a freedom to marry plank in the 2012 Democratic Party platform.

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Freedom to Marry announces “Win More States Fund” for 2012

Today Freedom to Marry announced the Win More States Fund to raise at least $3 million dollars, every penny of which will be spent directly on the work of winning in five 2012 marriage battleground states: Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Washington.

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BREAKING: New Hampshire repeal efforts defeated

Today, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down legislation that would have repealed the state’s two-year-old freedom to marry law along with a key vote to defeat the Bates Amendment, which would have forced a non-binding referendum on marriage onto the November ballot and replaced marriage with civil unions.

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Former President Jimmy Carter supports the freedom to marry

Former President Jimmy Carter has joined a growing number of high-profile political leaders in expressing support for the freedom to marry.

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New Hampshire legislature to vote on the freedom to marry next week

The effort to defend the freedom to marry in New Hampshire is gaining momentum as the state legislature prepares to bring the popular law to a vote next week.

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NJ Governor Chris Christie vetoes marriage bill

Today, Governor Chris Christie vetoed a freedom to marry bill that would make New Jersey the eighth state in the nation to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, setting the stage for work to line up the votes needed to override the veto and make the bill law.

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Freedom to Marry’s federal program grows with new Respect for Marriage Coalition

In less than a year, Freedom to Marry’s presence in the nation’s capital has expanded exponentially due to the accomplishments of our new federal program, headed by Jo Ellen Deutsch.

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Momentum grows for marriage in Washington State

Yesterday, dozens of people crowded into a Senate committee meeting in Olympia, Washington for the state’s first public hearings on the freedom to marry.

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The freedom to marry gains momentum in Washington state

Washington United for Marriage and its allies are moving forward after Governor Gregoire’s announcement on Monday that she supports extending the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples.

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Hawaii and Delaware celebrate first civil unions of the New Year

Hawaii and Delaware joined a growing number of states extending relationship recognition to gay and lesbian couples when their historic civil union laws went into effect on New Year’s Day.

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