Voice for Equality: Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue is an Australian pop singer, songwriter, and actress. After beginning her career as a child actress on Australian television, she achieved recognition through her role in the television soap opera "Neighbours" before commencing her career as a recording artist in 1987. Her first single, "Locomotion", spent seven weeks at number one on the Australian singles chart and became the highest selling single of the decade. Minogue returned to prominence in 2000 with the single "Spinning Around" and the dance-oriented album "Light Years", and she performed during the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Her music videos showed a more sexually provocative and flirtatious personality and several hit singles followed. "Can't Get You Out of My Head" reached number one in more than 40 countries, and the album Fever (2001) was a hit throughout the world, including the United States, a market in which Minogue had previously received little recognition.

In June of 2010, Ms. Minogue told a million-strong crowd at Madrid Pride what she thought about the freedom to marry: "Well, I think it should be allowed! I mean, how many countries have caught up with it by now? The earth didn’t cave in. If it’s love, it’s love. And that’s it. That’s all that matters."

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Voice for Equality: Bringing the freedom to marry to N.Y., Dina-style

Dina Manzo, who is best known for having appeared on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, is a mother, interior decorator, and the founder of the non-profit organization Project Ladybug. She and her family live in the affluent town of Franklin Lakes, NJ. She has been married to Tommy Manzo, co-owner of the event and catering facility The Brownstone, since 2006. Manzo is her second husband. Tommy's brother and business partner is the husband of Dina's older sister and cast mate, Caroline, making the two both sisters and sisters-in-law. Their wedding was featured on the VH1 television show My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding. A lot of reality stars say they support gay rights, but this former Housewife is putting her money where her mouth is by producing My Big Gay Italian Wedding off-Broadway in New York.

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Video: Cyndi Lauper discusses her work as an LGBT advocate and her video campaign: “Give A Damn”

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" Cyndi Lauper (a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality) expressed her support for marriage equality and stressed the importance of people talking and sharing their stories and experiences.

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Voice for Equality: Eminem comes out in favor of the freedom to marry

Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, answers questions about his new album which features a more confessional, less violent tone.

When asked in June of 2010 about his gay-bashing lyrics in the past and what his current view is on marriage equality, he answered, "I think if two people love each other, then what the hell? I think that everyone should have the chance to be equally miserable, if they want."

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NYT: A basic civil right

After a nearly three-week trial in January, and a lengthy hiatus while lawyers fought over documents, closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s ban on the freedom to marry.

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Shifting views on the freedom to marry

The Baltimore Sun editorial board writes about a recent Washington Post poll finding that the plurality of Maryland residents support marriage equality: "Maryland's current leaders would surely rather duck the question, but they should understand that on this issue the people are slowly but surely leaving them behind."

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Louise Bourgeois edition to benefit Freedom to Marry

Freedom to Marry, the leading campaign to win marriage nationwide, today announced a partnership with renowned artist Louise Bourgeois. The 98 year-old artist has created an exclusive art edition for Freedom to Marry entitled "I do, 2010," an abstract depiction of two flowers joined on a single stem created with archival dyes on cloth with embroidery.

An edition of 300 prints of this exceptional piece will be sold for $1,000 each to support the work of Freedom to Marry.

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From a crime to the freedom to marry on high?

It was only as recently as 2007, that homosexuality was still a crime in Nepal, with a prison sentence of up to two years.

Yet fast forward three short years to now, and this tiny Himalayan nation is so different it quite takes your breath away. For it is not only set to become the first in Asia to honor the freedom to marry, it’s also promoting weddings for same-sex couples on Everest in an attempt to become the continent’s top gay tourist destination!

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Leading Ohio Senate candidates support the freedom to marry

Ohio's leading U.S. Senate candidates support the freedom to marry.

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality) and Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher are vying for the Senate seat now held by Republican George Voinovich, who is retiring. A May 4 Democratic primary will decide who'll battle Republican Rob Portman in November.

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One million LGBT parents raising two million kids: what’s the problem?

Jennifer Chrisler, Executive Director of Family Equality Council, responds to comments made by Former Republican Governor Mike Huckabee earlier this month that the country shouldn't "experiment" by allowing gay couples to adopt children. "Children are not puppies," he said. "This is not a time to see if we can experiment and find out, how does this work?"

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