Postedon Apr 25, 2013 at 12:45 pm
Yesterday's vote in Rhode Island makes it all but certain that this year, same-sex couples in states across New England will be able to share in the freedom to marry. How did we get here? Let's go back to 2004 and track how marriage moved forward across the region
Postedon Jul 31, 2012 at 01:15 pm
Today, U.S. District Court Judge Vanessa L. Bryant ruled that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act's Section 3, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional. The decision comes as the U.S. Supreme Court continues to receive many formal requests in a number of different cases to take a stance on whether or not DOMA is constitutional.
Postedon Mar 02, 2012 at 01:04 pm
Today, the Washington Blade reported that 22 senators have joined a growing number of politicians and advocates who have endorsed including a freedom to marry plank in the Democratic Party’s 2012 national platform.
Postedon Dec 20, 2011 at 02:23 pm
Today, we delivered over 1,000 signatures from Connecticut voters calling on Senator Joe Lieberman to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act. Federal marriage discrimination harms thousands of legally married same-sex couples in Connecticut each day. Will Senator Lieberman listen?
Postedon Nov 16, 2011 at 10:43 am
Freedom to Marry is joining with six state and national organizations to call on Senator Lieberman (I-CT) and Senator Collins (R-ME) to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act.
Postedon Jan 24, 2011 at 02:30 pm
Why do people get married? There are plenty of practical reasons that might not be so romantic – but for most of us, it's to bring a relationship to the next level. It's a declaration of love and commitment in front of family, friends, and the world. That was the reason for Chris Herbert and Tim Long.
Postedon Jan 12, 2011 at 11:30 am
Maryland is poised to become the sixth state to legally honor the marriages of same-sex couples as proponents say they believe they have enough support to pass such a measure in the upcoming legislative session.
Postedon Nov 22, 2010 at 10:00 am
The Washington Post Editorial Board: "DOMA was created for the purposes of 'defending and nurturing the institution of traditional heterosexual marriage,' 'defending traditional notions of morality' and 'protecting state sovereignty and democratic self-governance' - dubious goals, at best."
Postedon Nov 10, 2010 at 10:30 am
Two new lawsuits have been filed on behalf of gay and lesbian couples in four states to challenge a 1996 law denying married gay couples federal benefits.
Postedon Nov 09, 2010 at 08:30 am
The Defense of Marriage Act is due for a two-pronged attack on Tuesday, as two separate organizations and sets of lawyers, representing different plaintiffs, plan to file lawsuits in federal court challenging the federal definition of marriage.