Postedon Apr 11, 2013 at 09:00 am
As an active member of the armed forces, Jenn Veryzer fought to help end the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy that prohibited gay men and lesbians from serving openly, and she kept her relationship secret. Today, she hopes to become an advocate for marriage and protect her new family.
Postedon Dec 21, 2012 at 05:00 pm
Today, Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY) announced his support for the Respect for Marriage Act, bill HR-1116, which would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Congressman Hanna is the 159th cosponsor of the bill and the second Republican cosponsor.
Postedon Oct 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm
Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second District, out of New York, ruled in Windsor v. United States that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. This marks the second time that a federal Court of Appeals has found DOMA unconstitutional, and it is the first appeals court decision to decide that government discrimination against gay and lesbian people should receive a more specific level of judicial review called "heightened scrutiny."
Postedon Oct 04, 2012 at 11:30 am
Yesterday, Freedom to Marry's Federal Director delivered a letter thanking the Democratic Party for adding a plank supporting the freedom to marry to their official national party platform. Nearly 35,000 Freedom to Marry supporters signed the letter.
Postedon Aug 17, 2012 at 09:52 am
Today, the leadership committee of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry sent a letter to the platform committee of the Republican National Committee urging them to reject using anti-marriage language in this year’s National Party Platform.
Postedon Jul 18, 2012 at 09:01 am
On the same day that we will deliver 30,000+ petition signatures to members of Congress in support of repealing the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) released a new video featuring Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Charlie Morgan and her wife, Karen, spotlighting the inequalities that DOMA forces upon gay and lesbian service members.
Postedon Jul 10, 2012 at 02:40 pm
Today 132 members of the House of Representatives, including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, and Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn, filed an amicus brief in Golinski v. Office of Personnel Management. The brief attacks the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Postedon Jul 09, 2012 at 04:00 pm
Six months ago, Freedom to Marry launched Mayors for the Freedom to Marry to encourage mayors to speak out on why marriage matters to same-sex couples. Now, over 250 mayors across the country have signed onto the campaign, representing a huge success for our federal program.
Postedon Jun 28, 2012 at 01:00 pm
Freedom to Marry's federal program continues making progress on overturning the Defense of Marriage Act through the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act. We have seen immense support for the bill, with 151 House co-sponsors, 32 Senate co-sponsors, and 74 organizations signing on as Respect for Marriage Coalition members.
Postedon Jun 11, 2012 at 12:17 pm
As part of our "Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry" campaign, today we're releasing a video featuring Army Major Stephen Hill and his husband, Joshua Snyder. Earlier this year, Hill was booed during a Republican presidential debate for asking a question about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."