Postedon Feb 17, 2010 at 11:57 am
Clergy of various faiths and community members gathered at the state capitol Thursday in an effort to push for marriage equality. OutFront Minnesota organized the event called "I Do Support Love Freedom to Marry Day Rally."
Postedon Feb 15, 2010 at 01:28 pm
Guest blogger Marc Solomon, Marriage Director of Equality California and former Executive Director of MassEquality, reflects on 2009: "Once again it's been a year of exalting ups and difficult downs, but having worked on the freedom to marry pretty much non-stop since 2001, I am very optimistic about the course ahead." He shares his reflections on both California and the nation, both for last year and the year ahead. "In my many years of working on this issue, I can tell you that the most effective way to move people our way is to share our stories."
Postedon Feb 15, 2010 at 11:27 am
Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach, a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, speaks in the Capitol building in Harrisburg on his bill, SB 935 that, if passed would honor the marriages of gay couples in Pennsylvania.
Postedon Feb 12, 2010 at 06:59 pm
February 9, 2010
Equality California will host canvasses across the state in celebration of Freedom to Marry Week (February 8-14). As part of the weekend outreach efforts, same-sex couples will be joining EQCA volunteers and staff to discuss the freedom to marry with local community members. Enclosed is a list of the statewide canvasses. Note corrected San Diego address for Saturday, February 13. [Link]
Saturday, February 13
Fresno: 1055 N. Van Ness Ave., Ste. C
11 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Los Angeles: Holy Faith Episcopal Church, 260 N. Locust St., Inglewood
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Riverside: 1410 3rd St., Suite #7
12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
San Francisco: 2370 Market St. 2nd Floor
12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Bloggers are encouraged to come to this canvass. Visit www.eqca.org/bloggercanvass for more information.
Sacramento: 1722 J Street, second floor, Ste 9
Second Saturday Art Walk between 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
San Diego: 4379 30th Street, San Diego CA 92104
12 p.m. -5 p.m.
Sunday, February 14
Orange County: 1601 South Grand Ave, Suite F, Santa Ana
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Postedon Feb 09, 2010 at 09:51 am
February 9, 2010
Proponents of the freedom to marry gathered on the steps of the PA Capitol rotunda Monday and chanted, "Pennsylvania can't you see -- what equality means to me." They were supporters of Senate Bill 935, by Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, which would honor the marriages of gay couples. Leach said laws outlawing marriage equality are "the last bastion of society-sanctioned discrimination." [Link]
Postedon Feb 08, 2010 at 01:28 pm
February 7, 2010
Due to the record-breaking snowfall, there are concerns about the safety of supporters and possible parking and accessibility challenges. Therefore Equality Maryland lobby day has been rer-scheduled for Monday, February 22nd. All other details remain the same as in our original post. [Link]
Postedon Feb 08, 2010 at 12:01 pm
February 6, 2010
A listing of official Marriage Equality USA events, or events authorized by Marriage Equality USA Chapters or member organizations, taking place in various California locations. [Link]
Postedon Feb 03, 2010 at 01:30 pm
February 3, 2010
Upcoming appearance dates for Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, Dr. John Corvino:
Feb. 4:, "Born or Made-and What's the Difference?"
Mar. 2: Existence of God(Springfield), Debate with Glenn Stanton on the
Mar. 4:(IN), Homosexuality/Morality talk
Mar. 5:(AB, Canada), Homosexuality/Morality talk
Mar. 9: St. Olaf College (MN), Marriage Debate with Glenn Stanton
Mar. 30: Millersville University (PA), Marriage Debate with Glenn Stanton
Mar. 31: University of Detroit-Mercy, Marriage Debate with Jeffrey Ventrella
Apr. 6: Drake University (IA), Homosexuality/Morality talk
Apr. 8: NE Pennsylvania Diversity Education Consortium (Wilkes-Barre), Workshop
Apr. 9: Delaware County Community College (PA), Homosexuality/Morality talk
Apr. 20: Wright State University (OH), Homosexuality/Morality talk
Postedon Feb 02, 2010 at 03:20 pm
Continue the Fight
“Every year, right around President Lincoln's birthday and Freedom to Marry and author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality and Gay People's Right to Marry. "This year, Freedom to Marry's partner organizations across the country - from Rhode Island to Washington state - are organizing Freedom to Marry Week rallies, house parties, film screenings, and lobby days. At Freedom to Marry, we will unveil an updated website and new social-media tools to serve the marriage movement and help build a majority for marriage nationwide.", symbolizing equality and love, supporters of the freedom to marry take action and promote conversations about why marriage matters to American families, gay and non-gay alike," said , Executive Director of
Freedom to Marry Week events across the country will include:
The True Stories Project: Screenings of Inlaws and Outlaws across Washington, February 5-14, 2010
Freedom to Marry Pennsylvania: March and Rally at the Statehouse in Harrisburg on , 2010
Equality Maryland: Lobby Day in Annapolis on February 9, 2010
One Iowa: Lobby Day at the Capitol in Des Moines on , 2010
Marriage Equality Rhode Island: Rally for Marriage Equality in Providence on February 10, 2010
Outfront Minnesota: Freedom to Marry Rally in Saint Paul on February 11, 2010
Equality March Texas and Queer Liberaction: Freedom to Marry Rally in Dallas on , 2010
Lambda Legal: 9th Annual Freedom to Marry Reception in Chicago on February 18, 2010
For more event listings and to learn more about Freedom to Marry Week, visit: http://www.freedomtomarry.org/get_involved/freedom_to_marry_week_2010.php
Director of Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org Freedom to Marry is the gay and non-gay partnership working to win marriage equality nationwide. Launched in 2003, Freedom to Marry is headed by Evan Wolfson, nationally recognized as a central "architect of the marriage equality movement." Freedom to Marry guides and focuses this social justice movement on a nationwide level, serving as a strategy and support center for national, state, and local partners, a catalyst that drives and shapes the national debate on marriage equality, and an alliance-builder fostering support from non-gay allies.
Postedon Feb 01, 2010 at 10:22 am
January 20, 2010
The True Stories Project has donated several screenings of Inlaws & Outlaws to allied organizations in support of Freedom to Marry Week - from Friday February 5th through Monday February 15th, 2010. For details on hosting your own screening, volunteering and a list of scheduled screenings, click here. [Link] See film trailer below: