Antigay democrat defeated in N.Y.

New York state senator Bill Stachowski, one of eight senate Democrats who voted against the marriage equality bill last year, has conceded to his primary opponent Tim Kennedy.

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Maryland governor suggests he would sign freedom to marry bill

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley on Thursday suggested that he would sign a bill supporting the freedom to marry if he was reelected and such a bill passed the state's General Assembly.

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Kerry Eleveld: ‘If you don’t support marriage equality, you don’t support equality.’

Kelly Eleveld discusses The Washington Post's endorsement of an anti-gay candidate: "When The Washington Post endorsed Delano Hunter for D.C. City Council it endorsed homophobia by justifying his stance against marriage equality.

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Voice for Equality: Miss Universe 2010, Ximena Navarrete

The recently-crowned Mexican Miss Universe, Ximena Navarrete, said in a post-pageant interview that, "I have many friends who are homosexual and I adore them. And they are equal folk: There is no reason we should want to set them aside, there is no reason why we shouldn't let them enjoy what they want to enjoy with their partner."

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Voice for Equality: Roger Ebert

In the August 27, 2010 entry of his Journal in the "Chicago Sun-Times", film critic Roger Ebert makes a case for the freedom to marry by telling a personal story of his mother supporting a lesbian couple in their desire to get married back in the 1970s: "Public opinion is perceived to be shifting on the topic [marriage equality]. It seems odd to me that on this issue, Barack Obama is more conservative than Dick Cheney, George Bush and my mother."

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Voice for Equality: Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas might not be able to be a consultant for the Knicks while simultaneously coaching Florida International University's men's basketball team.

But while he awaits the NBA's decision, the former Knicks coach is lending his support to a different cause - opposing a ban on the freedom to marry.

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Statement from Evan Wolfson on the ABA’s resolution backing the freedom to marry

Evan Wolfson: "With today's resolution, the ABA embraces our nation's promise of liberty and equal protection under the law and signals a growing consensus in America's legal profession that marriage is a fundamental right that belongs to every citizen."

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Chilean senator to introduce freedom to marry bill

Chilean Senator Fulvio Rossi announced Sunday he'll introduce a marriage equality bill shortly, the Spanish news agency EFE reported.

The announcement follows quick on the heels of Latin America's first freedom to marry law taking effect over the weekend in Argentina.

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UK’s top Liberal Democrat: We will allow gay couples to get married

Gay couples will be granted the right to marry, Lib Dem deputy leader Simon Hughes has suggested.

Mr Hughes predicted the change would be in place in time for the next General Election.

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Hawaii civil union veto spurs endorsement

The day after Hawaii Gov. Lingle vetoed House Bill 444, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Caucus of the Democratic Party endorsed Neil Abercrombie for governor.

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