Postedon May 10, 2013 at 09:00 am
Today, Freedom to Marry and OutServe-SLDN released the latest video in the 'Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry' video series featuring Major Shannon McLaughlin and her wife Casey. The couple speaks out about how DOMA hurts.
Postedon Apr 11, 2013 at 09:00 am
As an active member of the armed forces, Jenn Veryzer fought to help end the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy that prohibited gay men and lesbians from serving openly, and she kept her relationship secret. Today, she hopes to become an advocate for marriage and protect her new family.
Postedon Apr 10, 2013 at 09:00 am
A new video from our Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry campaign spotlights U.S. Marine Corps Captain Matthew Phelps and his soon-to-be husband, Ben Schock. The couple, who will marry in Seattle, WA next month, are one of thousands of military families affected by DOMA.
Postedon Apr 04, 2013 at 10:00 am
This weekend, on Saturday, March 30, Jonathan Franqui and Navy Senior Chief Dwayne D. Beebe hosted their wedding ceremony among all of their loved ones at Old Christ Church in Pensacola, Florida. Here, they shared 20 photos with us of their big day and explained why marriage matters to them.
Postedon Mar 28, 2013 at 10:45 am
Yesterday, Dean Hara, the widower of U.S. Representative Gerry Studds, the first openly gay member of the U.S. Congress, spoke with Democracy Now! about how the so-called Defense of Marriage Acthurts legally married same-sex couples and their families.
Postedon Mar 24, 2013 at 03:00 pm
As Laura and Cindy, who own a farm in North Carolina and are married in California, wait and hope that the Supreme Court stands on the Right Side of History, they envision a day in the future when they can stand as a married couple in their home state, with the full respect of their community and country
Postedon Feb 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm
After 22 years together, Mark and Tim are thrilled to finally be married. But they know that because of DOMA, they are deprived of over 1,100 essential federal protections - and that their marriage is not respected by the state of North Carolina. That's why they're speaking out as much as possible about how DOMA hurts their family.
Postedon Feb 27, 2013 at 11:30 am
When Juka Mendes moved to the US on a student visa, he never expected to fall in love. But he did, and got married to Air Force member Jonathan Malumay. Now, Juka can no longer afford his education, and in April his visa expires. As a service member, Jonathan is eligible for an education grant that he should be able to transfer to his husband, but because DOMA does not respect his marriage, he cannot do so.
Postedon Feb 22, 2013 at 11:30 am
"A lot of people think that after 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' was repealed, that was it - that everything was fixed," U.S. Marine Corps Captain Phelps explains in a new video. "But the reality of it is that the lives of the individual gay or lesbian service member was fixed. But repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' didn't change anything for our families."
Postedon Feb 14, 2013 at 05:15 pm
By the time Jamelle Thomas and Karane Williams met for their first date, they felt like they had already known each other forever. They hit it off as soon as they first met and married in October 2012, but the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) creates struggles for them every day.