Postedon Jul 15, 2010 at 10:30 am
Joshua Green writes about several Republican appointed judges who have had roles in advancing marriage equality: "This makes the Republican pedigrees of the judges moving the freedom to marry toward legality all the more striking, particularly in how it contrasts with conservative outcries about judicial activism."
Postedon Jul 11, 2010 at 08:00 am
Scott Stringer is a New York Democratic politician and the current Borough President of Manhattan. In 2005, he entered the race to succeed C. Virginia Fields as Manhattan Borough President. On September 13, 2005, he won the Democratic primary against 9 other candidates and was later elected in the November general election. He took office as Borough President on January 1, 2006.
In July of 2010, Mr. Stringer and his fiancée, Elyse Buxbaum, announced they would wed in Connecticut in what they described as a protest of New York’s failure to legalize the freedom to marry.
Postedon Jun 02, 2010 at 07:00 am
Anna Huang and Alison Stocking, the first female couple featured in the Vows video series, never doubted their love despite all kinds of difficulties.
Postedon Mar 18, 2010 at 03:22 pm
All three Democratic candidates for Attorney General of Connecticut have expressed that they would lend their support to Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley’s federal lawsuit challenging DOMA, while the three Republican candidates in the race are opposed to Connecticut participating in the case.
Postedon Nov 13, 2009 at 12:43 pm
November 12, 2009
Gay and lesbian couples celebrating the first anniversary of Conn.'s freedom to marry law reflect on the current state of marriage equality in the nation and predict widespread acceptance of court decisions in favor of marriage for same-sex couples in the future. [Link]
Postedon Nov 13, 2009 at 12:30 pm
November 13, 2009
Lawyers, lawmakers, LGBT equality advocates and married couples gathered at the Conn. state Capitol Thursday to mark the one-year anniversary of the effective date of the court ruling that legalized marriage equality in the state. [Link]
Postedon Nov 12, 2009 at 11:30 pm
November 12, 2009
Gay and lesbian couples who wed in Conn. after the state Supreme Court overturned the marriage ban discuss how marriage has affected their lives and the evolving state of marriage equality in areas around the nation. [Link]
Postedon Jul 17, 2009 at 08:15 am
July 16, 2009
Senator Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, supports the federal government honoring marriages between same-sex couples. Sen. Leahy: “Well I think now that you have states that are voting for and having marriage equality – Vermont has, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, others, Connecticut – the Defense of Marriage Act is unnecessary, should be repealed.” [Link]
Postedon Jul 09, 2009 at 07:58 pm
July 5, 2009
When Maureen "Mo" Dupre and Laurie Martin decided to head north to Connecticut from Mississippi to get married, little did they know the obstacles they would face. They lost their wheels, didn't have directions, and couldn't even get a cab. "Once we got married," says Dupre, "everything was kind of easy, and nothing else mattered." [Link]
Postedon Jul 06, 2009 at 09:23 am
July 6, 2009
A recent report by the Williams Institute concludes that the legalization of freedom to marry could hand New England states an economic advantage. The underlying research follows an idea that many employers embraced more than a decade ago: Equality attracts well-educated, creative professionals whose abilities drive company growth. In a world where competition is everything, local economies, like employers, need every advantage they can muster. But equality isn't just a business argument. Treating people with respect, no matter their differences, makes us all better human beings. [Link]