Blog Entries by Michael Crawford

The Beginning of the End of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate?

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. CEO and Founder of the Public Religion Research Institute looks at The New Majority in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate.

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Watch: Gov. Andrew Cuomo Urges Passage of Marriage Legislation

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo taped a video urging residents of the state to contact their legislators in support of the freedom to marry.

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Wealthy Republican Donors Supporting New York Marriage Campaign

Key support for winning marriage in New York is coming from some conservative donors.

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Chair of New York Independence Party Supports Marriage

On Monday, the chairman of New York's third-largest political party vocalized his support for the freedom to marry

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New York Ranger Sean Avery Comes Out for Marriage

New York Ranger Sean Avery became the first professional athlete in New York to announce his support for the freedom to marry.

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Help save Josh and Henry

Josh and Henry’s story sounds all too familiar – and that’s not a good thing. Why? The couple is one of over 35,000 bi-national gay or lesbian couples in the United States threatened by the federal government’s vicious DOMA-based deportation policies.

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Freedom to Marry Commends King & Spaulding for Dropping Defense of Discriminatory DOMA

Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry made the following statement on today’s announcement by the law firm of King & Spaulding that it would not represent the U.S. House of Representatives in defense of the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act”.

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Advocacy groups form “unprecedented” coalition to win marriage in New York.

Freedom to Marry has joined Empire State Pride Agenda, Human Rights Campaign, and Marriage Equality New York to formed New Yorkers United for Marriage, a coalition who’s goal is goal of enacting a bill before the end of the current legislative session.

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Yes on 1 campaigner expresses regret over campaign tactics

Marc Mutty, the campaign manager for Yes on 1 in Maine, admits that his NOM-backed campaign used distortion and hyperbole to repeal the state’s freedom to marry law.

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A “gay tax?”

When same-sex couples join other Americans in filing their tax returns today, they'll feel the economic sting of marriage discrimination. Because of the exclusion from marriage, same-sex couples will pay more in taxes than different-sex couples. In many cases, they’ll pay tens of thousands of dollars more over their lifetimes.

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