Postedon Dec 04, 2013 at 04:30 pm
In the past few weeks, discussion about the freedom to marry has thrived in some of the country's most widely read publications - and Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson has been on hand to answer questions, offer insight, and provide perspective on this historic year.
Postedon Dec 02, 2013 at 01:00 pm
This morning, December 2, the freedom to marry took effect in Hawaii, allowing same-sex couples across the state to finally share in the joys of marriage.
Postedon Nov 13, 2013 at 10:30 am
Last night, shortly after the Hawaii Senate granted final approval to the marriage bill that has been dated in the state over this month's three-week Special Session, President Barack Obama issued a statement applauding the decision.
Postedon Nov 09, 2013 at 04:00 am
On this historic day, we take a look at the far-reaching influence of that very first win in HI 20 years ago, tracking how it has shaped the marriage movement – and how it worked as a catalyst for the strategic vision of Freedom to Marry.
Postedon Nov 06, 2013 at 11:30 am
Last night, after listening to five straight days of testimony, much from opponents of the freedom to marry who have attempted to stall the lawmaking process, the Hawaii House Committees on Judiciary and Finance voted overwhelmingly in favor of the freedom to marry.
Postedon Nov 05, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Bryan Kawika La Madrid, an active duty soldier from Hawaii, is currently stationed in Texas, having previously served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He couldn't be at the hearings to testify about why marriage matters to him - but he took the time this week to record a sweet video about why he wants Hawaii to pass the marriage bill.
Postedon Nov 04, 2013 at 12:30 pm
This week, The Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles published a new infographic analyzing how extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Hawaii would impact the state.
Postedon Oct 30, 2013 at 06:33 pm
Today, October 30, the Hawaii Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Hawaii. Now, the bill will be placed before the House, beginning tomorrow morning.
Postedon Oct 29, 2013 at 10:00 am
Yesterday, October 28, a key Hawaii committee voted to advance a bill to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Hawaii. The Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee voted 5-2 to send the bill to the full Senate, where a vote is expected this week.
Postedon Oct 23, 2013 at 03:00 pm
It's been a big week for the freedom to marry as the playing field of states working to pass marriage laws and defeat anti-gay initiatives widens more broadly than ever. Here are some of this week's highlights on how we moved forward: