Postedon Nov 09, 2013 at 04:00 am
On this historic day, we take a look at the far-reaching influence of that very first win in HI 20 years ago, tracking how it has shaped the marriage movement – and how it worked as a catalyst for the strategic vision of Freedom to Marry.
Postedon Oct 08, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Keeping track of what's going on in state, federal, and trial courts can be challenging - that's why Freedom to Marry is launching our new Marriage Litigation resource, which provides a comprehensive overview at all of the marriage-related legal cases already underway.
Postedon Sep 26, 2013 at 10:30 am
This week, an official video from the U.S. Department of Defense highlights legally married military same-sex couples across the country finally being granted respect for their marriages by the federal government and by the U.S. military.
Postedon Sep 25, 2013 at 09:30 am
This month, Patricia Todd, the first openly gay legislator in Alabama, married her partner of eight years, Jennifer Clarke, in a ceremony in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Since 2006, Patricia Todd has been serving in the Alabama House of Representatives.
Postedon Sep 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm
Today, is the second anniversary of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell which barred gay and lesbian people from serving openly in the military. In the last two years, life for gay and lesbian service members, veterans and their families has improved dramatically. Here's a look at how things have improved in the past two years.
Postedon Sep 19, 2013 at 10:00 am
When National Guard Sgt. Heather Britt-Davis returns from Afghanistan this month, she and her wife Kasey will finally be able to gain spousal recognition on Kasey's military ID card. Here, they share their love story with Freedom to Marry.
Postedon Sep 13, 2013 at 10:30 am
Yesterday, Judge Richard Stearns issued a ruling in McLaughlin v. Hagel, deciding that the plaintiffs are entitled to judgement in their favor, meaning they should be entitled to the protections and benefits that all other families receive.
Postedon Sep 04, 2013 at 03:15 pm
Today, the Obama Administration directed the executive branch to no longer enforce federal laws that prevented legally married same-sex couples from accessing veteran's benefits. The spouses of gay and lesbian military veterans will soon be eligible for many protections that straight spouses have.
Postedon Sep 03, 2013 at 11:00 am
Today, September 3, 2013, the same-sex spouses of U.S. service members finally became eligible for the legal respect and protections that marriage extends to the spouses of all other members of the U.S. military. Check out photos of spouses receiving their military ID cards for the first time!
Postedon Aug 30, 2013 at 10:15 am
The judge wrote that there was no rational basis for the Department of Veterans Affairs to bar same-sex spouses from receiving protections - that it is not related to the military's commitment to caring for veteran families.