Blog Entries by Carlos Gomar
Postedon Jul 27, 2012 at 10:20 am
On Wednesday, Scotland's Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made an announcement that Scotland could soon have the freedom to marry, which would make it the first country in the United Kingdom. Proposing that a draft marriage bill come forward later this year, Scotland's National Party announced that ceremonies could take place start 2015.
Postedon Jul 26, 2012 at 03:15 pm
Major pro-Republican hedge fund managers are donating funds to efforts aimed at preserving the freedom to marry in four ballot-states this November. A group of donors has collectively donated $1.5 million to Freedom to Marry's Win More States Fund, which directs funding to grassroots, on-the-ground efforts to fight for the freedom to marry at the ballot in Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington.
Postedon Jul 26, 2012 at 01:00 pm
While the DREAM Act would benefit an array of undocumented youth, many LGBT individuals are leading the immigration movement - and that's not a coincidence. Many heterosexual DREAM Act-eligible youth have been able to get married and adjust their immigration status through sponsorship from a U.S. citizen spouse. But because of DOMA, undocumented youth in same-sex relationships don't have this immigration option. For them, the DREAM Act is that much more important.
Postedon Jul 26, 2012 at 11:00 am
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley called upon the Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 24 to take on lawsuits challenging Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the section of DOMA that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Coakley's request is now the fifth request before the Supreme Court to take one or more of three DOMA cases.
Postedon Jul 25, 2012 at 09:43 am
Over the past few months, we've seen conservative voices become an essential part of the campaign to win marriage nationwide. Now, the four states facing ballot initiatives in the November 6, 2012 election - Washington, Maine, Minnesota, and Maryland - are capitalizing on that momentum by shoring up support among conservatives and encouraging them to make their voices heard.
Postedon Jul 24, 2012 at 11:45 am
Last week, two additional members of the House of Representatives signed on as co-sponsors for the Respect for Marriage Act, thanks, in part, to their conversations with a federal lobbying team from Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.
Postedon Jul 24, 2012 at 09:45 am
Hear a personal story of self-discovery and familial love from Carlos Gomar, whose story resonates with our 'Familia es Familia' public education campaign. Coming out as gay in a Mexican immigrant Mormon family in Utah may not be the most typical coming out story - but it's Carlos', and he's learned a lot from his unique identity.