Postedon Jul 22, 2010 at 07:30 am
Sandip Roy tells of watching two friends, both Indian, get married in a beautiful garden in Santa Cruz.
"One is Christian, the other Hindu, so they had two ceremonies. There was a three-tiered wedding cake and a sacred fire. But the really amazing part of the ceremony was that one of their fathers had flown in from India to bless them. It was amazing because my friends are both men."
Postedon Jul 21, 2010 at 03:30 pm
Terrell Frazier, Research/Writer for Freedom to Marry, discusses how the marriage equality movement has been given a huge momentum boost as Argentina becomes the tenth country to honor marriage for all committed couples and how personal stories of love and commitment played a central role.
Postedon Jul 21, 2010 at 10:00 am
Gay couples will be granted the right to marry, Lib Dem deputy leader Simon Hughes has suggested.
Mr Hughes predicted the change would be in place in time for the next General Election.
Postedon Jul 21, 2010 at 07:30 am
Glenn Greenwald: "It's worthwhile now and then to take stock of the vast disparity between how we [the US] like to think of ourselves and reality."
"When a country with Argentina's history and background becomes but the latest country to legally recognize the freedom to marry -- largely as the result of a population which demanded it -- that disparity becomes quite clear."
Postedon Jul 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm
Argentina's first marriage under a law passed last week honoring the freedom to marry was set for August 13 between a 61-year-old man and his 60-year-old partner, officials said Friday.
Postedon Jul 16, 2010 at 02:30 pm
Mexico City has offered a free honeymoon to the first same-sex couple to marry in Argentina under a new law.
Postedon Jul 16, 2010 at 10:00 am
Although the past year has been frustrating to liberals and libertarians on many levels, one exception is in the increasing willingness of governments around the world to recognize the freedom to marry, as Argentina determined to do on Wednesday.
There are now about 250 million people worldwide living in jurisdictions which provide for marriage equality, as this colorful chart helps demonstrate.
Postedon Jul 16, 2010 at 08:51 am
Argentina has now gone the furthest in support of the freedom to marry of any nation in Latin America, and proponents are hoping the move influences other nations.
“I think it will have enormous impact in Argentina and South America and around the world, including in the US, because it signifies the tremendous momentum in favor of the freedom to marry," says Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry.