Wolfson: Lingle Veto “Profoundly Disingenuous”

Freedom to Marry executive director Evan Wolfson called the civil unions veto from Hawaii governor Linda Lingle “profoundly disingenuous” as exemplified by her recommendation that the public should vote on the issue, which it already did in 1998.

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Pro-civil union groups plan lawsuit in Hawaii

The ACLU and other pro-civil unions groups expect to file suit in Hawaii court within the next month or so, after Gov. Linda Lingle vetoed civil union legislation Tuesday.

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Worlds apart

Federal law gives gay citizens with foreign partners tough choices: Leave the U.S.A. Lose your love. Break the law.

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NYT: A basic civil right

After a nearly three-week trial in January, and a lengthy hiatus while lawyers fought over documents, closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s ban on the freedom to marry.

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Video: Anna Huang and Alison Stocking: First female couple in New York Times ‘Vows” video series

Anna Huang and Alison Stocking, the first female couple featured in the Vows video series, never doubted their love despite all kinds of difficulties.

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Op-Ed: Advance Marriage Rights

Jinxu Yang, a sophomore at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, comments on status quo and majority opinion arguments for denying the freedom to marry.

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Statement from Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, on Hawaii civil union vote

Hawaii House of Representatives Joins the State Senate in Overwhelming Support for Civil Union Bill

"Step in the Right Direction, Though Short of Marriage"

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Immigration plan includes LGBT families

An outline of a comprehensive immigration reform package circulating on Capitol Hill includes a provision that would allow U.S. citizens and legal residents to sponsor their same-sex partners for residency.

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Op-Ed: Hawaii civil unions bill must be voted on

One of the easier ways for legislators who are up for re-election to protect their seats is to prevent controversial bills from coming to the floor. That is exactly what is happening to Hawaii House Bill 444, the bill concerning civil unions that passed in the Senate and was subsequently derailed by Calvin Say and other scared and anonymous legislators in the House.

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From a crime to the freedom to marry on high?

It was only as recently as 2007, that homosexuality was still a crime in Nepal, with a prison sentence of up to two years.

Yet fast forward three short years to now, and this tiny Himalayan nation is so different it quite takes your breath away. For it is not only set to become the first in Asia to honor the freedom to marry, it’s also promoting weddings for same-sex couples on Everest in an attempt to become the continent’s top gay tourist destination!

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