VIDEO: Evan Wolfson talks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act on Face the Nation

This Sunday, April 13, Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson joined a panel of national leaders on CBS' Face the Nation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and to look ahead at what's next for the decades-long struggle for equality for all Americans.

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LGBT and civil rights groups stand united in disappointment at Voting Rights Act ruling

In response to the Supreme Court's disappointing ruling in the Voting Rights Act, Freedom to Marry joins many prominent LGBT advocacy organizations in standing united with the American civil rights organizations and speaking out against the decision.

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The NAACP supports same-sex couples’ freedom to marry

On Saturday, during the organization's board meeting, the NAACP approved a resolution supporting the freedom to marry, stating that advocating for marriage equality is consistent with the organization's 103-year history of committing to equal protection under the law.

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Black leaders commend President Obama’s support of the freedom to marry

On Friday, four of the most prominent black leaders in the country - including Rev. Al Sharpton, Julian Bond, Melanie Campbell, and Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, signed onto an open letter applauding President Obama's recent endorsement of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

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Two NY Republican Assemblywomen Celebrated the Freedom to Marry with their Families Last Weekend

This past weekend, two New York Assemblywomen witnessed family members making that special commitment of marriage to another person—of the same sex. Assemblywomen Teresa Sayward, R-Willsboro, and Janet Duprey, R-Peru, witnessed and celebrated the freedom to marry after being part of the historic vote that brought the freedom to marry to New York.

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Maine Secretary of State Approves Language of Marriage Petition—Time to Get to Work

Today, Maine’s Secretary of State approved the language for the citizen’s initiative asking Mainers to restore the freedom to marry in the state. Now that the language has been approved, EqualityMaine will begin collecting signatures to add that initiative to the ballot in 2012.

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North Carolinians Work to Stop Anti-Marriage Amendment

As a constitutional amendment banning marriage between same-sex couples is being considered by the North Carolina State Legislature next month, North Carolinians are standing up for the freedom to marry.

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Rev. John Buehrens—A Prophetic Calling

Rev. John Buehrens, a Unitarian Universalist minister, speaks about why the freedom to marry matters to him.

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Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt—Ministering to the People

Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, an NY-based Unitarian Universalist minister, speaks about what the passage of the marriage bill in New York means to her.

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Mayor Bloomberg Officiating One of the First Weddings in New York

Mayor Bloomberg will be officiating one of the first weddings between same-sex couples on Sunday, July 24, the day the marriage bill in New York takes affect and New York becomes the sixth state to have the freedom to marry.

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