New York State Bar Association unveils 2011 state legislative priorities including marriage equality
Postedon Jan 11, 2011 at 09:00 am
Securing marriage equality for same-sex couples is among the top 2011 priorities of the New York State Bar Association's advocacy efforts on behalf of the public and the legal profession.
Postedon Jan 10, 2011 at 03:59 pm
Stephanie Coontz explains how marriage has been radically transformed over time and makes the case that marriage for same-sex couples is simply a logical extension of that transformation.
Postedon Jan 10, 2011 at 11:30 am
Nashua Telegraph: "Reviving the marriage equality issue now distracts lawmakers in New Hampshire from more important matters and could throw hundreds of married couples into a legal limbo for months, if not years."
Postedon Jan 07, 2011 at 11:30 am
Bert Brandenburg: "For more than 200 years, a safety barrier has protected our nation's courts and our democracy. No matter how controversial the case or unpopular the ruling, no state or federal judge has been impeached for an opinion issued from the bench."
"In the next few months, that may change. The fight is being waged by political operatives in Iowa, but every state should be watching."
Postedon Jan 06, 2011 at 01:00 pm
California state officials recently sworn into office include: Attorney General, Kamala Harris, Governor Jerry Brown, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Victoria Kolakowski, and Betty Yee, a member of the California Board of Equalization. Harris: "And in the spirit of Earl Warren, we are going to fight for the civil rights of every Californian – to worship as you will ... to live and work where you choose ... and to marry the person you love."
Postedon Jan 05, 2011 at 12:00 pm
As Andrew Cuomo was installed as New York's 56th governor on Saturday, outgoing David Paterson suggested he'll become a marriage equality advocate.
As a candidate, the 53-year-old Cuomo said he wanted to be the governor that signs a freedom to marry bill into law.
Postedon Jan 05, 2011 at 09:30 am
Freedom to Marry's executive director, Evan Wolfson, and NOM's Maggie Gallagher have been engaged in an online debate on The Economist's website since Monday.
Check out the latest debate comments and cast your vote today.
Postedon Jan 04, 2011 at 11:30 am
The drive to legalize the freedom to marry — among other items — has set the stage for months of late-night hearings and high-stakes battles in the Rhode Island State House.
Postedon Jan 03, 2011 at 01:30 pm
The Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., has vowed to do "whatever it takes" to repeal marriage equality in New Hampshire. Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders in Boston is promising to do "whatever it takes" to stop them.