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"A lot of people think that after 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' was repealed, that was it - that everything was fixed," U.S. Marine Corps Captain Phelps explains in a new video.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.
Postedon Feb 11, 2013 at 10:45 am
On Sunday, February 10, Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan of the New Hampshire National Guard passed away after a courageous struggle with cancer. Freedom to Marry extends our deepest condolences to CW2 Morgan's wife Karen, daughter Casey Elena, and all of the Morgan family.
Postedon Feb 06, 2013 at 03:00 pm
Navy Senior Chief Dwayne D. Beebe and Jonathan Franqui have fallen in love and committed their lives together - they were excited to get their marriage license in Maryland, and they look forward to their ceremony in Florida. But their marriage deserves legal respect - respect that cannot happen until all couples have the freedom to marry, and until DOMA is overturned once and for all.
Postedon Jan 25, 2013 at 03:45 pm
Today, Ashley Broadway, the wife of a female Army officer who captured headlines this year when she was denied full membership for the Association of Bragg Officers' Spouses, was revealed as the winner of Fort Bragg's "Spouse of the Year" award. Earlier this week, Ashley and her wife, Army Lt. Col. Heather Mack, celebrated the birth of their second child.
Postedon Jan 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Throughout all of their trials - as a same-sex military couple living under DADT, as a same-sex couple in the South, and as a same-sex couple standing up against the insecurities that DOMA causes their family - Army Lt. Col. Heather Mack and her wife Ashley Broadway have continually found strength in each other.
Postedon Jan 09, 2013 at 11:45 am
This fall, Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Donna Johnson was killed while serving in Afghanistan. Now, her wife, Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Tracy Dice, is grieving her death. But because of the Defense of Marriage Act, Dice must confront an additional challenge in her grieving process.
Postedon Dec 04, 2012 at 12:45 pm
For the past three months, Tatjana Plitt, an artist from Australia, has been working on a photography project to document the challenges that gay and lesbian service members and their partners face in the United States. Here, she shares seven of her portraits with Freedom to Marry to demonstrate how DOMA hurts.
Postedon Nov 26, 2012 at 01:45 pm
Last week, the Judicial Council of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a same-sex couple in an legal case involving a government insurance plan. The victory for Christopher Nathan and Thomas Alexander represents a significant demonstration of the fact that federal judges across the country are speaking out against DOMA whenever possible.