Postedon Sep 04, 2013 at 03:15 pm
Today, the Obama Administration directed the executive branch to no longer enforce federal laws that prevented legally married same-sex couples from accessing veteran's benefits. The spouses of gay and lesbian military veterans will soon be eligible for many protections that straight spouses have.
Postedon Sep 03, 2013 at 04:30 pm
Today, U.S. District Judge Timothy Black ordered the State of Ohio to respect the marriage of a couple who wed this summer in Delaware. The ruling marks the second married same-sex couple to see their out-of-state marriage respected in Ohio in rulings ordered by Judge Black.
Postedon Aug 30, 2013 at 10:15 am
The judge wrote that there was no rational basis for the Department of Veterans Affairs to bar same-sex spouses from receiving protections - that it is not related to the military's commitment to caring for veteran families.
Postedon Aug 28, 2013 at 11:00 am
This week has seen a flurry of activity supporting the freedom to marry in New Mexico. These huge steps forward in New Mexico this week bring renewed urgency to why we need the freedom to marry uniformly across the state - and, ultimately, why we need the freedom to marry nationwide.
Postedon Jul 11, 2013 at 01:30 pm
Today at a press conference in Philadelphia's National Constitution Center, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced that she will not be defending the PA state statute that prohibits same-sex couples from marrying.
Postedon Mar 21, 2013 at 03:00 pm
This afternoon, two same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry filed a lawsuit in the district court of Albuquerque, New Mexico after they were denied marriage licenses by the Bernalillo County Clerk.
Postedon Jan 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Just over ten years ago, in November 2003, Margaret H. Marshall, the chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, penned a decision in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health. Now, some language from the decision is becoming a popular selection for readings at weddings.
Postedon Jan 07, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Today, the Supreme Court of the United States released the schedule of oral arguments for the 2013 session. The schedule indicates that the Court will hear the challenge to Proposition 8 on Tuesday, March 26, and a challenge to DOMA on Wednesday, March 27.
Postedon Dec 11, 2012 at 11:30 am
Yesterday, Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson published an editorial in The New York Times where he encouraged advocates of ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage to keep focusing on creating a climate for the Supreme Court to rule in our favor.
Postedon Dec 10, 2012 at 02:30 pm
On Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that it will be hearing two cases related to the freedom to marry in 2013. The Court remained silent on four other marriage lawsuits - all challenges to DOMA - that faced potential review.