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 Dec 16, 2010 at 10:30 am
Rahm Emanuel is an American politician and former White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama.
On December 10, 2010, Mr. Emanuel gave an interview in which he expressed his support for the repeal of DADT, the repeal of DOMA and the passage of ENDA.
Postedon Dec 06, 2010 at 12:30 pm
The Rev. Philip Blackwell: The civil union legislation passed by Illinois legislators does not have a direct impact on the ministry of religious bodies, but I think it requires additional thought from religious communities.
Postedon Dec 02, 2010 at 11:30 am
A lengthy debate to recognize the unions of gay and lesbian couples in Illinois is over with Wednesday's passage of a civil unions bill in the state Senate.
Postedon Dec 01, 2010 at 02:53 pm
Today, Illinois took an important step forward in providing a measure of protections to same-sex couples and their families – protections of particular importance in these tough economic times.
Postedon Dec 01, 2010 at 11:30 am
Since only five states in the country and Washington D.C. legally recognize the freedom to marry, gays and lesbians who don’t live in one of those places, must travel to tie the knot.
This means an uptick in travel and tourism to those five states and the nation’s capital.