Blog Entries by Angela Dallara
Postedon Oct 11, 2012 at 11:15 am
Working to win marriage every day from Freedom to Marry's New York City office has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, but there's nothing like being on the front lines of a state campaign. Two weeks ago, with a historic election looming and several vacation days to use up before the end of the year, I took a Volunteer Vacation through United for Marriage and traded in my communications hat for a stab at field organizing.
Postedon Aug 17, 2012 at 09:52 am
Today, the leadership committee of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry sent a letter to the platform committee of the Republican National Committee urging them to reject using anti-marriage language in this year’s National Party Platform.
Postedon Aug 16, 2012 at 08:00 am
Today, a new public education spot hit televisions in Minnesota, where voters face a ballot measure that could limit the freedom to marry in the state. The new ad features retired U.S. Marine Corps member Fred Petersen and his wife Yvonne, Minnesota residents whose grandson is gay.
Postedon Jul 25, 2012 at 03:00 pm
Jessica and Gemma's happiness has been interrupted by the Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents legally married same-sex couples from obtaining permanent U.S. residency for a spouse from another country. Because Gemma is from the United Kingdom, the harms of DOMA immediately hit the couple hard. "Every day we were together felt like it was interrupted by a ticking time bomb. Every day, there was that fear of losing each other. It took a huge emotional toll on us and made everything ten times harder," Jessica said.
Postedon Jul 24, 2012 at 01:15 pm
For New Yorkers Mary Jo Kennedy and Jo-Ann Shain, last year's marriage victory was both personal and political. As plaintiffs in the Lambda Legal case that spurred the movement for marriage in New York, they were directly involved in each step of the win, and today remain strong advocates for the importance of the freedom to marry to all loving and committed couples.
Postedon Apr 12, 2012 at 11:26 am
Today Freedom to Marry, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), and the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released a new publication for the community and allies of marriage, titled An Ally’s Guide to Talking About Marriage for Same-Sex Couples.
Postedon Apr 04, 2012 at 04:54 pm
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.
Postedon Mar 22, 2012 at 08:30 am
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.
Postedon Mar 21, 2012 at 12:29 pm
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.
Postedon Mar 20, 2012 at 09:24 am
Former President Jimmy Carter has joined a growing number of high-profile political leaders in expressing support for the freedom to marry.