After the Summer FOR Marriage, What’s Next for Marriage Equality?

In a guest post on Human Rights Campaign's "NOM Exposed" website, Freedom to Marry comments on NOM's anti-gay summer tour and on what still needs to be done to move marriage equality forward.

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The GOP’s dilemma: Winning over gay rights advocates could mean losing part of its base

As polls show that growing numbers of Americans back greater rights for gay men and lesbians, some well-known Republican figures are calling for the party to shift its stances on such issues.

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Voice for Equality: Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick, best known for her role on TNT's "The Closer" series for which she won an Emmy in August of 2010, will be among the stars hosting a special performance of Terrence McNally's "Some Men" on Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA to benefit the Courage Campaign Institute's "Testimony" project.

The Testimony project is designed to bring the Prop 8 trial into the lives of Americans and empower them - gay and straight - to share their stories and change the way America thinks about LGBT rights.

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Voice for Equality: Barbara Pierce Bush

Barbara Pierce Bush is the elder of the fraternal twin daughters (the other is Jenna Hager, née Bush) of the 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, and the granddaughter of the 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush.

On September 23, 2010, Ms. Bush attended a fundraiser for the pro-freedom to marry American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) in New York City at the Mandarin Oriental in the Time Warner Center. The fundraiser which raised more than $1.2 million to fight Prop 8 in the 9th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court was co-chaired by former Republican National Committee Chair/Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts partner Ken Mehlman, Paypal Co-Founder Peter Thiel and Elliott Management hedge fund CEO Paul Singe.

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Voice for Equality: Jason Ritter

Jason Ritter, the son of late actor John Ritter and probably best known for his role as Kevin Girardi in the television series "Joan of Arcadia," will be among the stars participating in a special performance of Terrence McNally's "Some Men" on Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA to benefit the Courage Campaign Institute's "Testimony" project.

The Testimony project is designed to bring the Prop 8 trial into the lives of Americans and empower them - gay and straight - to share their stories and change the way America thinks about LGBT rights.

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Voice for Equality: Sally Field

Sally Field, whose career has included major roles in American TV/film culture for five decades, will be among the stars hosting a special performance of Terrence McNally's "Some Men" on Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA to benefit the Courage Campaign Institute's "Testimony" project.

The Testimony project is designed to bring the Prop 8 trial into the lives of Americans and empower them - gay and straight - to share their stories and change the way America thinks about LGBT rights.

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Voice for Equality: Angela Lansbury

Angela Lansbury, whose celebrated career in theatre, television and films has spanned seven decades, will be among a list of stars hosting a special performance of Terrence McNally's "Some Men" on Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA to benefit the Courage Campaign Institute's "Testimony" project.

The Testimony project is designed to bring the Prop 8 trial into the lives of Americans and empower them - gay and straight - to share their stories and change the way America thinks about LGBT rights.

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Aaron Belkin: It’s Discrimination, Stupid

Belkin: "Our senators ought not to hide their convictions regarding the discrimination of "don't ask, don't tell." But regardless of what rationales they might currently hide behind, there is no question: Tuesday's vote, for or against discrimination, will make clear for all exactly what those convictions are."

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Voice for Equality: Lisa Kudrow

Lisa Kudrow, best known for her role as Phoebe Buffay in the television sitcom "Friends," will be among a list of stars hosting a special performance of Terrence McNally's "Some Men" on Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA to benefit the Courage Campaign Institute's "Testimony" project.

The Testimony project is designed to bring the Prop 8 trial into the lives of Americans and empower them - gay and straight - to share their stories and change the way America thinks about LGBT rights.

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Like ‘Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys’ on Facebook

For every new fan to the "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys" Facebook page between 9/13/10 and 9/20/10, Sundance Channel will donate 25¢ to Freedom to Marry.

To participate, simply go to http://www.facebook.com/gwlbwlb and click "like", or text "Like GWLBWLB" to 32665.

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