Blog Entries by Angela Dallara
Postedon Jan 04, 2012 at 05:27 pm
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.
Postedon Dec 28, 2011 at 02:30 pm
Did you catch the new television ad circulating in New Hampshire about the freedom to marry?
Postedon Dec 18, 2011 at 09:46 am
Today, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) announced his support for the freedom to marry and the Respect for Marriage Act in the Star Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper.
Postedon Dec 08, 2011 at 02:27 pm
Charlie Morgan and Karen Morgan, two plaintiffs in the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) lawsuit challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), appeared on MSNBC yesterday to talk about their marriage and the harms of DOMA.
Postedon Dec 05, 2011 at 03:30 pm
Australia’s ruling Labor Party endorsed extending the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples throughout the country this past Saturday, according to the Associated Foreign Press. Delegates agreed to reverse their party platform and support marriage after hearing from citizens on both sides of the debate at the Australian Labor Party conference in Sydney over the weekend.
The decision conflicts with Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s support of a national ban on marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Gillard called for the party to accept a conscience vote on the issue, which they did by a vote of 208-184. Currently, Gillard’s party holds a slight majority in Parliament over the conservative Liberal Party, which opposes the freedom to marry.
Although civil unions for gay and lesbian couples are recognized by five states, Australia’s federal government prohibits these couples from many protections and responsibilities of marriage due to the Marriage Act. Polls by Australian Marriage Equality demonstrate that 62% of Australian citizens were in favor of the freedom to marry in 2010.
Click here to read more about international progress for the freedom to marry around the world.
Postedon Nov 17, 2011 at 12:55 pm
Freedom to Marry founder and President Evan Wolfson praised U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan for becoming the first sitting cabinet secretary to announce support for the freedom to marry.
Postedon Nov 10, 2011 at 01:14 pm
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-8 in favor of the Respect for Marriage Act (S-598), the bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The bill will now advance to the full Senate.
Postedon Nov 09, 2011 at 04:27 pm
Today Freedom to Marry and the Human Rights Campaign released an issue brief documenting the harms of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act on the children of gay and lesbian parents.
Postedon Nov 09, 2011 at 11:36 am
Postedon Oct 28, 2011 at 01:22 pm
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a passionate speech at a dinner for the Empire State Pride Agenda on Thursday evening to encourage other states and elected officials to follow in New York’s footsteps and support the freedom to marry.