Blog Entries by Michael Crawford
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.
Postedon Mar 03, 2010 at 08:02 am
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.
Postedon Feb 25, 2010 at 01:08 pm
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.
Postedon Feb 17, 2010 at 10:02 pm
New Hampshire's House has rejected a bill that would have repealed the state's gay marriage law.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.
Postedon Feb 17, 2010 at 06:27 pm
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: