Blog Entries by Michael Crawford

Historic Ruling Strikes Down Federal Marriage Discrimination

Statement from Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, the leading campaign to win marriage equality nationwide, on today’s historic ruling in Gill et al. v. Office of Personnel Management.

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The Presbyterian plot thickens: New leader is fully committed to marriage for all

Cynthia Bolbach who was chosen as new moderator for this week’s Presbyterian conference has expressed total support for defining marriage as an institution between two people rather than one man and one woman. To illustrate her point she offers interesting perspectives on positive and negative examples of marriage

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Despite lifetime of service, burial rights are buried for decorated gay veteran

Two-time bronze star awardee? Check. Legally married? Check. Well-earned military honor actually honored to include same-sex spouse? That would be a “no”. Here’s yet another example of how DOMA defends nothing and discriminates plenty.



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Political voices share why they support the freedom to marry

Freedom to Marry sat down with prominent politicians from across the country to hear why they support marriage for all loving and committed couples, as part of our Political Voices for Equality public education video project that we just launched this morning

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Marriage front and center in Kagan hearings

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan answered questions about marriage during her confirmation hearing.

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Voice for Equality: Maggie Griffin

Maggie Griffin is the mother of comedienne Kathy Griffin, and co-stars with her daughter in a reality show airing on Bravo called "My Life on the D-List". The show follows the struggles of self-proclaimed "D-list" celebrity Kathy Griffin and her climb of the Hollywood ladder.

In this Advocate interview, the reality television star, boxed-wine aficionado, and new author opens up about drinking with Betty White, her “boyfriend” Bill O’Reilly, and why she supports gay rights.

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After 64 years, Bob and Henry get married

After being together 64 years, Bob and Henry get married in Washington, D.C. Video by Washington Blade.

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Two Views: CNN’s Gary and Tony Have a Baby

Two of Freedom to Marry's summer interns, Jacob Levine and Sam Schoenburg, write about the upcoming CNN documentary about a gay couple's quest to have a baby.

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How is the World Cup connected to the freedom to marry?

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is not the only voice for equality at this year's World Cup.

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New Report: Moving Marriage Forward

When I joined Freedom to Marry as Director of Public Engagement earlier this year, one of the first projects I wanted to take on was producing: “Moving Marriage Forward: Building Majority Support for Marriage.” This report, which reviews over 75 polls and focus groups on the topic of marriage from multiple states, summarizes what we’ve learned thus far and provides the foundation we need for our Roadmap to Victory.

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