Postedon Jun 14, 2010 at 01:10 pm
Frank Rich discusses the Prop 8 trial in California: "Gays are far from the only Americans still facing discrimination, but as [David] Boies said when I interviewed him about the Prop 8 case last week, the ban on the freedom to marry 'is the last area in which the state is taking an active role in enforcing discrimination.'”
Postedon Jun 14, 2010 at 11:34 am
Right Wing Watch notes that in addition to distributing flyers urging people to vote against every official up for re-election who supported marriage equality in DC, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is pouring money into campaigns around the country - including in the District - to punish pro-equality elected officials.
Postedon Jun 11, 2010 at 09:11 am
Freedom to Marry's New Media Director, Michael Crawford, was recently named one of "10 People Who Make Us Proud" by the Washington Blade.
After having helped to secure the freedom to marry in D.C., and now working to do the same nationally at Freedom to Marry, Michael Crawford is a person the LGBT community can be proud of.
Postedon Jun 09, 2010 at 11:19 am
In honor of the passage of the DC Marriage Equality Act, a group of prominent Washington-area wedding vendors have teamed up to offer a same sex couple the wedding of a lifetime, valued at over $100,000.
The first of its kind – Freedom2Wed – is an online wedding competition for same sex couples.
Postedon Jun 09, 2010 at 06:58 am
Ellen McCarthy profiles a lesbian couple, Kevia Shepard and Shannette Matthews, who recently were married in Washington, D.C.
Postedon Jun 04, 2010 at 07:30 am
On the eve of this weekend’s Black Pride festivities, the Blade checked in with two of the first same-sex couples who wed here in March to find out how they’re doing now that the hoopla has subsided, how they’ve fared as gay or lesbian couples among their black friends and families and their thoughts on the importance of Black Pride.
Postedon Jun 03, 2010 at 03:38 pm
When he first ran for attorney general on the platform of environmental activism, Douglas F. Gansler said advisers warned him he'd be tagged as a "tree-hugging liberal."
As he seeks re-election this year, and with an eye on the 2014 governor's race, Gansler has embraced another left-of-center cause that he predicts is headed toward mainstream acceptance: the freedom to marry.
Postedon Jun 02, 2010 at 09:00 am
Freedom to Marry's Executive Director, Evan Wolfson, comments on last week's historic votes in the House and Senate Armed Services Committee to repeal the so-called 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy.
"While repealing military discrimination certainly honors the values of our nation, it is only a step toward closing the door on fundamental unfairness."
Postedon May 25, 2010 at 07:00 am
They may not have walked away with the grand prize, but Gregory Jones and Jonathan Howard are thrilled with their second-place finish in the Crate & Barrel Ultimate Wedding Contest.