Postedon Feb 27, 2013 at 11:30 am
When Juka Mendes moved to the US on a student visa, he never expected to fall in love. But he did, and got married to Air Force member Jonathan Malumay. Now, Juka can no longer afford his education, and in April his visa expires. As a service member, Jonathan is eligible for an education grant that he should be able to transfer to his husband, but because DOMA does not respect his marriage, he cannot do so.
Postedon Feb 21, 2013 at 02:45 pm
Today, the attorneys for the American Foundation for Equal Rights, AFER, filed a brief in their Hollingsworth v. Perry case asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn Proposition 8 and restore the freedom to marry in California.
Postedon Feb 12, 2013 at 10:44 am
As the country continues to move forward on marriage, we take the time this week to celebrate the thousands of same-sex couples celebrating their first Valentine's Day as a married couple - and look forward to the day when all couples who want to marry can be married Valentines.
Postedon Dec 17, 2012 at 05:30 pm
The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will hear the Proposition 8 case in the 2013 session. One of the best ways to make the case to the Court is by sharing stories of happy same-sex couples. Eleven couples decided to do just that by sharing their stories with Freedom to Marry. Meet them!
Postedon Dec 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Kevin and Tony are thrilled that they were able to host a happy ceremony in August - and that their first date nearly five years ago represented the last Valentine's Day they'd spend alone. But they know that marriage matters - and that Proposition 8 must be overturned so that same-sex couples can stop seeing their relationships relegated to a lesser status than marriage.
Postedon Nov 28, 2012 at 08:15 am
After nearly ten years of commitment, Corrie Sharp and Jennifer Tom, who live in San Diego, CA, didn't want to wait to get married any longer so they flew to Massachusetts to marry. Now, they're one of many same-sex couples waiting for Prop 8 to be overturned so that they can see their marriage respected where they live.
Postedon Nov 27, 2012 at 10:15 am
Mignon Moore and Elaine Harley have been together for 10 years, after meeting in 2002. This summer, they married in New York and celebrated in Mexico - and now they're waiting for Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act to to be overturned so they can finally, universally, give the world a clear picture of their love and commitment for each other.
Postedon Nov 26, 2012 at 01:45 pm
Last week, the Judicial Council of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a same-sex couple in an legal case involving a government insurance plan. The victory for Christopher Nathan and Thomas Alexander represents a significant demonstration of the fact that federal judges across the country are speaking out against DOMA whenever possible.
Postedon Nov 16, 2012 at 10:45 am
Corri Planck and Dianne Hardy-Garcia are riding a roller coaster. Since May 2008, when the California Supreme Court extended the freedom to marry to same-sex couples, Corri and Dianne, and other same-sex couples in California, have experienced momentous victories, crushing setbacks, and a relentless period of uncertainty about the future of marriage in the state.
Postedon Oct 29, 2012 at 10:45 am
The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will consider whether or not it will review federal constitutional challenges to two marriage cases - the Proposition 8 case in California and one or more of the challenges facing the so-called Defense of Marriage Act - at its private conference on Tuesday, November 20.