Postedon Feb 24, 2011 at 01:11 pm
The measure will help many families, but it also creates a separate and unequal system of recognition for gay couples.
Postedon Feb 22, 2011 at 09:15 am
Freedom to Marry's New Media Intern Joe Girton spotlights some Republicans around the country who have stood up for marriage, including one lawmaker who spoke out against Wyoming's recent votes against the freedom to marry.
Postedon Feb 02, 2011 at 05:17 pm
In Maryland today, Republican State Senator Allan Kittleman announced that he will vote for a bill that would bring the freedom to marry to the state.
Postedon Feb 02, 2011 at 10:00 am
A handful of Senate Democrats who would be the deciding votes on an amendment to ban marriage equality said Tuesday they won't join minority Republicans to force a vote this year.
Barring a change of heart, that means the effort to allow a public vote on a constitutional amendment to ban the freedom to marry is dead in the Iowa Legislature this session.
Postedon Feb 01, 2011 at 11:13 am
Barbara Bush, the daughter of George W. Bush, is the latest high-profile figure to speak out in support of the freedom to marry.
Postedon Jan 31, 2011 at 06:00 pm
A gay service member marrying will no longer be grounds for discharge after “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” is repealed, but federal law will keep the military from recognizing the marriage, officials said on Friday.
Postedon Jan 31, 2011 at 02:30 pm
Retaining the jobs we have and creating new ones, that's what Iowa's Democratic Chair says the state's lawmakers should be focusing on, not banning marriage equality.
Postedon Jan 31, 2011 at 11:30 am
While many gay or lesbian couples from Maryland got married in Washington, D.C., after that city legalized same-sex marriage last year, Barry Kessler and David Hankey have waited. The Arnold couple was a bit wary of a D.C. marriage. The Maryland attorney general says the state can recognize out-of-state marriages, but what if it didn't for some reason?
But the real reason they're waiting is less legal and more profound: They want "the real thing," as Hankey put it.
Postedon Jan 31, 2011 at 09:30 am
President Obama has balanced on a political tightrope for two years over the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the contentious 1996 law barring federal recognition of marriages of same-sex couples.
Now, two new federal lawsuits threaten to snap that rope out from under him.