Voice for Equality: Anthony LaPaglia

Freedom to Marry salutes Anthony LaPaglia as a Voice for Equality. Mr. LaPaglia is an Australian actor best known for his Golden Globe Award-winning role as FBI agent Jack Malone on the American TV series "Without a Trace", and for his Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Simon Moon on the TV show "Frasier".

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Video: ‘Dancing’s’ Louis Van Amstel and Niecy Nash make statement on marriage equality

Louis Van Amstel and Niecy Nash made a strong statement in favor of the freedom to marry on Monday night's edition of "Dancing with the Stars", as the pair's dance set to Billy Preston and Syreeta Wright’s "With You I’m Born Again" was not only designed to entertain, but enlighten.

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DC Gay Couple Currently 2nd in the Crate and Barrel Ultimate Wedding Contest

When Jonathan Howard and Gregory Jones, the 20th couple to apply for a marriage license in DC, found out Crate & Barrel's Ultimate Wedding Contest was open to couples holding commitment ceremonies, they entered. Now, they have a good shot at winning.

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EDITORIAL: Saying Who Can Say ‘I Do’

The Philadelphia Inquirer (PA)
December 9, 2009
The Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board advocates for the passage of N.J.'s marriage equality bill: "Civil unions in New Jersey represented progress, but there's been ample evidence that they don't provide the true equality that gay and lesbian citizens seek." [Link]

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New York Times: Washington State Ref. 71 Would Extend Protections to Gay Couples

The New York Times
November 1, 2009
Opponents of Referendum 71, which seeks to preserve Wash. state's expanded domestic partnership law, have "cast the measure as a strategic step for the LGBT community to ultimately win full marriage rights." LGBT equality advocates, however, assert that R-71 "is not about a theoretical end game," and is about "very real families living in our state right now without legal protections.” [Link]

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Op-Ed: Vote Yes on R-71 and Support Domestic Partnership Rights

Daily Evergreen (WA)
October 7, 2009
The Daily Evergreen editorial board urges Washington state voters to "send a resounding message to the nation and take a gigantic leap for civil rights by voting for Referendum 71 on Election Day." [Link]

Support expanded Domestic Partnership rights here.

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Op-Ed: Approve R-71 to Fulfill Promise of Civil Unions

The Tacoma News Tribune
October 14, 2009
The Tacoma News Tribune urges readers to pass Washington state's Referendum 71, which it calls "a collection of big and small benefits that together would help make life easier and fairer for committed same-sex couples." [Link]

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Op-Ed: Mark Your Ballot on Ref 71

The Mercer Island Reporter
October 27, 2009
The Mercer Island Reporter recommends approving Referendum 71: "It offers protection to families of all descriptions in obtaining the services that most already enjoy, whether it be financial well-being or the right to speak for a loved one in time of need." [Link]

Support Yes on Ref. 71 here.

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Op-Ed: Approval of Referendum 71 Gives Domestic Partners Important Rights, Protections

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
October 14, 2009
The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin editorial board approves of a "yes" vote on Wash. state's Referendum 71: "We believe keeping a law in place that gives domestic partners the essential protections and rights of married couples is sound public policy." [Link]

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Op-Ed: Approving R-71 - Only Fair and Just Way to Vote

Skagit Valley Herald
October 26, 2009
The Skagit Valley Herald editorial board backs Wash. state's expanded domestic partnership law: "Far from endangering 'traditional marriage,' R-71 ensures that domestic partners will have the same rights as anyone to the joys — and burdens — of family life." [Link]

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