Blog Entries by Michael Crawford
Postedon Jun 11, 2010 at 01:43 pm
Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is not the only voice for equality at this year's World Cup.
Postedon May 12, 2010 at 01:30 pm
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.
Postedon Apr 22, 2010 at 06:54 am
The Advocate.com looks at the beginning of marriages in Washington, D.C.
Postedon Apr 15, 2010 at 08:23 am
April 15th marks a deadline that few Americans look forward to - and same-sex couples in particular have reason to dread.
Postedon Apr 05, 2010 at 11:43 am
Allen Vanderlinden and Michael Thompson met at Plymouth Church in Des Moines, Iowa and had their first date on April 6, 2003. Little did they know that date would lead to a long-term relationship and they’re getting married in 2009 shortly after the Iowa Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriages for same-sex couples on April 3, 2009.
Postedon Apr 01, 2010 at 11:08 am
April 3rd is the first anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling that excluding same-sex couples from marriage is unconstitutional. As happy couples and their delighted loved ones begin celebrating personal anniversaries, the milestone marks yet another moment in the marriage movement when critics said we couldn’t – but we did.
Postedon Mar 17, 2010 at 02:25 pm
Anti-marriage former State Senator Hiram Monserratte lost his bid top regain his seat yesterday. He was defeated by a 3-1 margin by Assemblymember Jose Peralta. Peralta voted for marriage for same-sex couples three times while serving in the Assembly.
Postedon Mar 17, 2010 at 09:42 am
This year same-sex couples have an important opportunity to stand up and be counted. The U.S. Census is conducting a survey to get a more accurate count of all Americans and households including same-sex couples and their families. The information collected by the Census is confidential, but crucial because it will be used by federal and state governments to set congressional district boundaries and to distribute billions of dollars in social services. The Census is also used by researchers and commentators, and is a powerful way to make our families more visible and thus more respected.
Postedon Mar 03, 2010 at 08:26 am
The first same-sex couples to apply for a marriage license in Washington, D.C. are standing in line now. After a three day waiting period, couples will be able to pick up their license and have their marriage performed beginning Tuesday, March 9th. Here are profiles of a few of the committed couples who will finally be able to share in the responsibilities, protections, and commitment of marriage.