Voice for Equality: Camryn Manheim

Freedom to Marry salutes Camryn Manheim as a Voice for Equality!

Ms. Manheim is an American actress known primarily for her roles as attorney Ellenor Frutt on ABC's The Practice and Delia Banks on CBS's Ghost Whisperer and as Elvis Presley's mother in the 2005 mini-series Elvis. In 1983 she made a brief appearance as a girl in an elevator in Sudden Impact alongside Clint Eastwood in the post-courtroom scene at the beginning. In 1998, Manheim collected an Emmy for her work on The Practice and exclaimed that "This is for all the fat girls!" She followed up on this statement with a one-woman show entitled Wake Up, I'm Fat! followed by her autobiography with the same name.

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Event Alert: “Work It Out for Equality” to benefit Marriage Equality New York on April 19th

Spring has arrived in the Big Apple over the last couple of weeks, and what better way to get ready for the warm weather ahead than to check out a newly-renovated health club and spa while also supporting the freedom to marry!

Complete Body and Spa will be holding a Grand Opening and Fundraiser on Monday, April 19th, with all proceeds from a raffle and a percentage of sales made during the event going to Marriage Equality New York (MENY) and their Political Action Committee (MENY PAC).

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Event Reminder: LARF anti-Prop 8 Scavenger Hunt in Los Angeles this Sunday

Join the stars this Sunday for an anti-Prop 8 scavenger hunt to support the freedom to marry and The Williams Institute.

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Rally calls for the freedom to marry in Nebraska

A year after the Iowa Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriages to be legal in Iowa, a rally in Omaha called for Nebraska to follow suit.

Gay and lesbian couples and supporters from Nebraska and Iowa marched to the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge and met in the middle with a message.

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Statement by Evan Wolfson on the first anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court’s landmark ruling

Evan Wolfson: "We applaud One Iowa and the level-headed lawmakers who rebuffed attempts throughout the year to amend Iowa's constitution and strip away the freedom to marry. The legislature adjourned last week heeding what every poll reported: that Iowans had no interest in taking away the newfound joy and security of same-sex couples and their families. Fairness won out, and Iowa continues to inspire America to follow its heartland to marriage equality."

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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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