Blog Entries by Katie Garcia

Two NY Republican Assemblywomen Celebrated the Freedom to Marry with their Families Last Weekend

This past weekend, two New York Assemblywomen witnessed family members making that special commitment of marriage to another person—of the same sex. Assemblywomen Teresa Sayward, R-Willsboro, and Janet Duprey, R-Peru, witnessed and celebrated the freedom to marry after being part of the historic vote that brought the freedom to marry to New York.

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Maine Secretary of State Approves Language of Marriage Petition—Time to Get to Work

Today, Maine’s Secretary of State approved the language for the citizen’s initiative asking Mainers to restore the freedom to marry in the state. Now that the language has been approved, EqualityMaine will begin collecting signatures to add that initiative to the ballot in 2012.

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North Carolinians Work to Stop Anti-Marriage Amendment

As a constitutional amendment banning marriage between same-sex couples is being considered by the North Carolina State Legislature next month, North Carolinians are standing up for the freedom to marry.

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Violeta and Sujey face deportation hearing this Friday

This Friday, Violeta Pando will find out whether or not she will be separated from her wife, Sujey, who faces deportation back to Mexico. Although Violeta and Sujey are legally married, the federal government will not allow Violeta to sponsor Sujey because the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) keeps the government from recognizing their marriage for the purposes of immigration.

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Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker—Highlighting the Divine in Our World

In this profile, Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker talks about why she views the freedom to marry "as an expansion of joy."

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APA Confirms Support for the Freedom to Marry

The APA passed a resolution last night reaffirming its support of the freedom to marry and calling for an end to marriage discrimination.

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Leading Republican and Democratic Pollsters Find Rapid Increase in Support for the Freedom to Marry

New study by bipartisan pollsters shows a rapid increase in support for marriage, changing the political equation as the emerging majority supports the freedom to marry.

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For Some Couples, Once Was Not Enough

While hundreds and hundreds of same-sex couples are wed in New York, some of these same couples had already committed to each other in other ways.

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Believe Out Loud Offers Online Tool for Couples to Find Welcoming Congregations

Want a religious venue for your wedding? Believe Out Loud has an searchable map that can help.

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Rev. John Buehrens—A Prophetic Calling

Rev. John Buehrens, a Unitarian Universalist minister, speaks about why the freedom to marry matters to him.

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