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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Editorial: the politics of Prop 8

As a Los Angeles Times editorial points out: "The gay rights movement has a lot of work to do before it can prevail over the ban on the freedom to marry in California -- more than can be accomplished in a matter of months."

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Voice for Equality: Anthony LaPaglia

Freedom to Marry salutes Anthony LaPaglia as a Voice for Equality. Mr. LaPaglia is an Australian actor best known for his Golden Globe Award-winning role as FBI agent Jack Malone on the American TV series "Without a Trace", and for his Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Simon Moon on the TV show "Frasier".

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Voice for Equality: Steven Weber

Freedom to Marry salutes Steven Weber as a Voice for Equality. Mr. Weber is an American actor, best known for his role as Brian Hackett, a skirt-chasing airplane pilot on the sitcom Wings.

On March 15, 2010 Mr. Weber was announced as a planned participant in an anti-Prop 8 Scavenger Hunt to support The Williams Institute and Marriage Equality.

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Maine Diocese penalizes Homeless Aid Group for supporting Marriage Equality

A social service agency's support for the freedom to marry has cost it local and national funding from the Catholic Church's anti-poverty program.

Preble Street's Homeless Voices for Justice program has lost $17,400 this year and will lose $33,000 that it expected for its next fiscal year.

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Voice for Equality: Jeff Probst

Freedom to Marry salutes Jeff Probst. Mr. Probst is an Emmy winning American game show host, executive producer and a reporter. He is best known for his role as the host of the U.S. version of the reality show Survivor. On September 21, 2008 Probst won the first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. On September 20, 2009 he again won the same award.

On March 15, 2010 Mr. Probst was announced as a planned participant in an anti-Prop 8 Scavenger Hunt to support The Williams Institute and Marriage Equality

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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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Op-Ed: This Election Cycle Is a Celebration of Disclosure

The Olympian (WA)
November 3, 2009
The Olympian editorial board refers to U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton's call for full campaign disclosure on R-71 petition signers' names "a terrific decision because it upholds the public’s right to know who is contributing to the anti-71 campaign and how those dollars are being spent." [Link]

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No on 1/Protect Maine Equality: Anti-Gay Yes on 1 Increasing TV Ads in Maine

No on 1/Protect Maine Equality
November 2, 2009
No on 1: The opposition to marriage equality is increasing its TV ad buy by $25,000. $25,000 buys a lot of TV ads in Maine. We need to stand up and match every one of their lies with an ad of our own, that explains that marriage equality won't do anything to families but protect all of them. Please donate here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/noon1redalert
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Ruling Due Wednesday on Privacy of Anti-Marriage Equality Donors

Kennebec Journal
October 27, 2009
A federal judge will rule Wednesday on whether the state of Maine may require the anti-gay groups the National Organization for Marriage and American Principles in Action to disclose contributors to their campaigns to repeal Maine's marriage equality law. [Link]

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