Blog Entries by Michael Crawford

Refuting the Naysayers: 1st Anniversary of Marriage in Iowa and Other “Unlikely” Victories

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.

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Anti-Marriage Hiram Monserratte is Defeated; Pro-Marriage Jose Peralta Elected

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.

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Make Your Family Count

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.

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Video - DC Same-Sex Couple Gets Married

Yesterday, the first same-sex couples in Washington, D.C. were legally married. Here's video of Angelisa Young and Sinjoyla Townsend getting married.

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Meet the First DC Couples to Apply for Marriage Licenses

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.

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First Look: Couples Waiting To Get a DC Marriage License

Here are the first pictures from Washington, D.C. on the first day same-sex couples can apply for a marriage license. More photos and updates will be posted throughout the day.

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Campaign Goes After Opponents of Gay Marriage

Angered by the defeat last year of a bill that would have allowed same-sex couples to marry, a group of well-financed gay rights advocates has started a political action committee to take aim aggressively at state senators who have opposed same-sex marriage.

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NH House rejects anti-gay marriage measures

New Hampshire's House has rejected a bill that would have repealed the state's gay marriage law. The House voted 210-109 to kill the bill. And a second measure to define marriage as between a man and a woman was also defeated by a wide margin.

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New Hampshire House Overwhelmingly Rejects Attempt to Repeal Marriage Rights

Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry made the following statement regarding the vote by New Hampshire House of Representatives rejecting HR1590-FN, a bill that would repeal the freedom to marry, and CACR 28, a resolution seeking to amend the state constitution to restrict marriage:

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Voice for Equality: John Lewis

Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) has been at the forefront of progressive social movements for nearly a half a century.

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