Blog Entries by Michael Crawford

BREAKING: Prop 8 stay granted; California marriages on hold

The freedom to marry in California has been delayed as the U.S. court of appeals for the ninth circuit has granted a stay in the Proposition 8 case.

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“Celebrate Our Families Day” in Tampa & Orlando

Sunday was a stormy day across Florida, blinding rain and slippery roads - a perfect day to stay home. But we didn't. Nor did the nearly 200 folks who came out to the "Celebrate Our Families" events in Tampa and Orlando.

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Upcoming Summer for Marriage Events: GA, FL, NC, WV, PA, and DC

Freedom to Marry's Summer for Marriage Tour wraps up next week with events in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. The tour, which was originally organized in response to the National Organization for Marriage's anti-gay “One Man, One Woman” bus tour, has highlighted widespread support for the freedom to marry with supporters of equality outnumbering NOM’s supporters on all 16 stops thus far

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Prop 8 “Day of Decision” rallies

Activists in communities across the country are planning rallies to celebrate/decry today's decision in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case challenging California's Prop 8. Here's information on the events:

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Summer for Marriage hits Minnesota

In yet another successful day on the Freedom to Marry Summer for Marriage tour, equality supporters outnumbered NOM supporters as their “One Man, One Woman” tour bus stopped in St. Paul, MN on Wednesday. Even though NOM recorded its highest turnout to date—about 163 supporters of discrimination against gay couples—Minnesotans continued sending the message of equality that supporters of the freedom to marry have been sending all over the country this summer.

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Equality supporters outnumber NOM supporters 8 - 1

In the biggest turnout yet on the pro-equality Summer for Marriage Tour, 466 Wisconsinites marched through the streets of Madison, peacefully chanting their support for the freedom to marry. There were so many supporters there yesterday, you almost have to see it to believe it:

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Is this how NOM is “protecting” marriage?

Yesterday, we launched a petition calling on National Organization for Marriage to end their increasingly hateful attacks against gay and lesbian families after a NOM supporter in Indianapolis proudly carried a sign calling for the murder of gay couples. Now comes this video interview of a young woman saying she was punched by a NOM supporter. The video is part of NOM Tour Tracker, a partnership between Courage Campaign and Freedom to Marry to document the Summer for Marriage Tour.

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Tell NOM to end their attacks against gay and lesbian families now

We knew that National Organization for Marriage opposed marriage for gay and lesbian families, but this is unbelievable.

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Sign at NOM Rally Calls for Murder of Gay Couples

Earlier tonight, Bilerico.com broke the story that at today's anti-gay National Organization for Marriage rally in Indianapolis, a NOM supporter called for the murder of gay couples. The supporter's sign states that the "Solution to Marriage" is that gay people should "be put to death" and quotes Leviticus 20:13 ("Their blood shall be upon them"). In case his quotation was not clear enough, the sign includes an image of two nooses.

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Argentina Passes Historic Marriage Bill

Statement from Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, on today's passage of a freedom to marry bill in Argentina that makes Argentina the first country in South America to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage:   

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