Blog Entries by Michael Crawford

New York Couple Fighting to Stay Together

Monica Alcota and Cristina Ojeda met online, fell in love, and built a life together in Queens, New York – Monica works as an antiques restorer and Cristina is a social worker. As a couple, their relationship grew from long, weekly bus trips between Buffalo and New York City to see each other to marriage in Connecticut in August 2010. Cristina sums it up: “We are as close and committed as two people in love can be.” In an especially cruel spat of irony, the federal government had been moving forward with deportation proceedings for Monica, an Argentinean citizen who fled her home country in 2000 out of fear of persecution due to her sexual orientation.

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Third National Poll Finds Majority of Americans Support the Freedom to Marry

Freedom to Marry's Founder and President Evan Wolfson made the following statement on the the release of the third national poll showing a majority of Americans supporting the freedom to marry.

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The Momentum for Marriage is No Longer Deniable for Opponents

A prominent evangelical is telling his people to get ready: the freedom to marry is coming.

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Turning Anti-Marriage Arguments Back on Themselves

Freedom to Marry's New Media Intern gives his take on – and takes apart – some of the criticism leveled at President Obama's decision to stop defending DOMA in court.

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Taking the (Political) Party Out of Marriage

Freedom to Marry's New Media Intern Joe Girton spotlights some Republicans around the country who have stood up for marriage, including one lawmaker who spoke out against Wyoming's recent votes against the freedom to marry.

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Valentine’s Day: More than Flowers

How the holiday is a reminder of why marriage matters.

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Citizenship? Tough luck under DOMA

Freedom to Marry's New Media intern Joe Girton looks into the wide gap between American values and the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act."

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Marriage Is and Will Always Be About Love

In a guest post, Lea Gillmore of the Maryland Black Family Alliance responds to a recent anti-marriage op-ed in The Baltimore Sun.

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The Marriage Generation Gap

Freedom to Marry's New Media intern Joe Girton takes a closer look at the rising tide of support for marriage among younger people.

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Creating Change: Minnesota and Beyond

How Freedom to Marry is working for marriage at the country's biggest conference on gay issues – and how exclusion from marriage is affecting a Minnesota couple who have been together for nearly four decades.

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