Voice for Equality: The Rev. Jesse Jackson

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as shadow senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson called into the community gathering at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals courthouse hosted by Marriage Equality USA on Monday and shared extensive remarks in support of marriage equality and Judge Walker's Prop 8 ruling.

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Marriage Equality: The cure for unemployment (worries)

On Monday, impoverished Imperial County, California, a largely agricultural desert county east of San Diego, appeared as the only governmental entity in the state of California to seek standing to defend Proposition 8.

With recent polling showing that a majority of Latino Catholics now support marriage equality, one wonders whether the working-class (and deeply unemployed) Latino majority of Imperial County is setting the moral agenda or being played by a highly motivated set of outsiders

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Thanksgiving Apart: LGBT families face separation and exile

Thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens in relationships with partners from abroad will be forced to spend Thanksgiving alone... or packing their bags so they can keep their families together.

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Voice for Equality: Daphne Rubin-Vega

Daphne Rubin-Vega is a dance music singer and actress. She is best known for originating the role of Mimi Marquez in the Broadway musical "Rent."

In the fall of 2010, Ms. Rubin-Vega participated in HRC's New Yorkers for Marriage Equality project by appearing in a video in support of the freedom to marry.

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Mexico House votes for benefits for same-sex couples

Mexico's House of Representatives has voted to amend social security rules to include medical and social benefits for same-sex couples.

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Video: Ricky Martin on the freedom to marry in the U.S.

Ricky Martin appeared on Larry King last night and asked, "Why do I have to go somewhere else?... Why can't I get married in my own country?"

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Gay Brazilian married in US may face deportation

A Brazilian man who was recently reunited with his Massachusetts husband when federal officials temporarily allowed him into the U.S. said he could face deportation because the attorney general won't reverse the immigration ruling that initially separated the couple.

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An American marriage

Passage of the Uniting American Families Act would be a chance for the U.S. to show the world the freedoms that exist here.

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Argentine gays proud of 500 marriages of same-sex couples

Thousands marched in Argentina's Gay Pride parade on Saturday, celebrating the country's status as the first in Latin America to legalize the freedom to marry and vowing to campaign for new rights for transgender people.

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Former MassEquality Exec. Dir. joins Freedom to Marry

Former Executive Director of MassEquality, Marc Solomon, will join Freedom to Marry as a Senior Consultant November 4, 2010.

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