After One Year, Freedom to Marry Advocates in Iowa fight on

Marriage equality advocates have reached their goal, but one year after an Iowa Supreme Court decision legalized the freedom to marry in Iowa, they must continue to tell their stories.

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Events to Mark Freedom to Marry Anniversary in Iowa

One Iowa, an Iowa gay rights advocacy group, says events are scheduled throughout April to mark the one-year anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court decision that legalized marriage equality.

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Voice for Equality: Congressman Michael Capuano

Michael Capuano is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 8th District of Massachusetts.

In the spring of 2010, it was announced that The Boston Gay Men's Chorus would give a performance of "We the People," a sweeping work for chorus and narrators that delves into the social, legal, religious, and historical aspects of the marriage equality debate with Rep. Capuano, a long time chorus season subscriber, as guest narrator.

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Alert: Two DC Area Dialogues on Race, Faith, and Marriage Equality

People of color and people of faith are often charged with blocking lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights. But DC's recent marriage equality victory showed that organizing people of color and people of faith was crucial.

Two panels - one at Georgetown University and another at Howard University - will examine the role race and faith played in securing marriage equality in Washington, D.C.

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Equality California’s Marc Solomon: Messaging on Marriage - We Need You!

Monday, Let California Ring—the coalition of 50-plus organizations hosted by the Equality California Institute to do education work on the freedom to marry —embarked on something not often seen in our work together.

We’ve publicly released our findings on messaging and we’re asking the community of LGBT people and allies for their best ideas to help us take our messaging work to the next level.

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Alert: State Senator Daylin Leach of Pennsylvania to debate Maggie Gallagher TONIGHT at 7pm

Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, Senator Daylin Leach, is one of the LGBT community's strongest allies.

He is the sponsor of a Freedom to Marry bill in Pennsylvania, and last week successfully led the effort to table an amendment to Pennsylvania's constitution, sponsored by State Senator John Eichelberger, to effectively ban marriage equality.

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Equality California announces Online and In-Person Marriage Roundtables

Let California Ring—a coalition of more than 50 local, state-wide and national organizations led by Equality California Institute—has been looking closely at which messages about the freedom to marry are the most effective, who the best messengers are and how audiences receive those messages.

Let California Ring coalition member, Freedom to Marry, has just completed a new study of which messages and messengers have been most effective over the past five years in California and across the country. Before we go any further, we want to share what we’ve learned and get your ideas on messaging via an Online Marriage Roundtable this Thursday, March 25 at 5:30pm.

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Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth is an American singer, musical theatre, film, and television actress, and author. Some of her best-known Broadway work has included her Tony Award-winning performance as Sally Brown in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and creating the role of Glinda in the musical "Wicked". Her best-known television role is Annabeth Schott in NBC's "The West Wing". As Olive Snook on the ABC comedy-drama "Pushing Daisies", she won a 2009 Emmy Award.

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Join the Stars in an anti-Prop 8 Scavenger Hunt to support Marriage Equality & The Williams Inst.

You are cordially invited to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

On April 18, join Neil Patrick Harris, Kristin Chenoweth, Jeff Probst, Steven Weber, Kathy Najimy, Camryn Manheim, and many other celebrities in an anti-Prop 8 scavenger hunt across Los Angeles, with all proceeds going to the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

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Sandra Bullock Oscar Acceptance Speech: A Nod to the Freedom to Marry?

Following up on our Oscar Challenge, do you think Sandra Bullock was referring in part to the freedom to marry when she thanked her late mother for teaching her that there is "no race, no religion, no class system, no color, no sexual orientation that makes us better than anyone else"?

Watch the video and give us your comments!

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