Postedon Jan 24, 2011 at 09:30 am
A handful of U.S. states are poised to take up the issue of marriage equality afresh, due largely to incoming lawmakers who may tip the balance in favor of the controversial measure.
"The work of persuasion, of personal conversations, of talking to lawmakers and mobilizing against a well-funded anti-gay opposition" are among the primary tasks for the lobbying group Freedom to Marry, said founder Evan Wolfson. "With the freedom to marry within reach this year in states such as New York, Maryland and Rhode Island, now is the time to have those conversations and move marriage forward," he said.
Postedon Oct 04, 2010 at 08:00 am
The freedom to marry is a key election issue in the Hawaii gubernatorial race.
The Republican candidateis proposing a constitutional ban on marriage for same-sex couples, while the Democratic nominee opposes the ban and supports civil unions.
Postedon Sep 17, 2010 at 12:30 pm
After a bitter campaign marked by mudslinging and contentious divisions over race, religion and gay rights, two longtime political rivals in Hawaii meet in a primary Saturday to decide which Democrat will try to recapture the governor's seat from Republican hands after eight years.
Postedon Jul 29, 2010 at 03:43 pm
Six same-sex couples in Hawaii are filing a lawsuit Thursday asking for the same rights as married couples, three weeks after Gov. Linda Lingle vetoed a civil unions measure for same-sex couples.
Postedon Jul 19, 2010 at 10:26 am
Marriage equality has seen more ups and downs than a soccer game, because America's right wing keeps changing the goalposts.
Postedon Jul 12, 2010 at 03:30 pm
John Culhane on civil unions: "...[they] may well have been – and may, in some states, even continue to be – politically necessary compromises, way stations of a sort on the route to full marriage equality. But we should continue to point out that there’s plenty in a name."
Postedon Jul 10, 2010 at 11:00 am
Jonathan Capehart criticizes Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle's decision to veto the state's civil unions bill:
"The Hawaiian legislature must override Lingle’s veto. To do otherwise is to break faith with same-sex couples in the Aloha State -- and to be on the wrong side of history with Lingle."