Postedon Jul 22, 2010 at 10:30 am
One in four Californians have become more supportive of gay rights over the last five years, compared with 8% who said they had become more opposed, according to a survey released Wednesday.
Postedon Jul 21, 2010 at 03:30 pm
Terrell Frazier, Research/Writer for Freedom to Marry, discusses how the marriage equality movement has been given a huge momentum boost as Argentina becomes the tenth country to honor marriage for all committed couples and how personal stories of love and commitment played a central role.
Postedon Jul 21, 2010 at 01:00 pm
Equality California's Marriage Director Marc Solomon: "Over the past year, Equality California has had more than 900,000 conversations about the freedom to marry with Californians, and we are thrilled that our work is making a real difference. We're finding that the more people get to know same-sex couples and their families and witness the love and commitment these couples share, the more they support their right to marry.
Postedon Jul 21, 2010 at 07:30 am
Glenn Greenwald: "It's worthwhile now and then to take stock of the vast disparity between how we [the US] like to think of ourselves and reality."
"When a country with Argentina's history and background becomes but the latest country to legally recognize the freedom to marry -- largely as the result of a population which demanded it -- that disparity becomes quite clear."
Postedon Jul 20, 2010 at 04:45 pm
Although a majority of California voters say they support the freedom to marry, that endorsement is about the same as it was two years ago when voters told pollsters that they approved of the idea but still voted to ban marriages of same-sex couples.
Postedon Jul 16, 2010 at 02:30 pm
Mexico City has offered a free honeymoon to the first same-sex couple to marry in Argentina under a new law.
Postedon Jul 16, 2010 at 08:51 am
Argentina has now gone the furthest in support of the freedom to marry of any nation in Latin America, and proponents are hoping the move influences other nations.
“I think it will have enormous impact in Argentina and South America and around the world, including in the US, because it signifies the tremendous momentum in favor of the freedom to marry," says Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry.
Postedon Jul 15, 2010 at 08:32 am
Argentina legalized marriage for same-sex couples on Thursday, becoming the first country in Latin America to grant gays and lesbians all the legal rights, responsibilities and protections that marriage brings to heterosexual couples.
Postedon Jul 14, 2010 at 03:45 pm
Days before the Argentinean senate was to vote on a historic marriage equality bill (the vote is today), President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner voiced her strongest support yet for the bill.
Kirchner, who is in a diplomatic visit to China and won't be in Argentina when the vote takes place, has said that she will not veto the bill if it arrives on her desk after the senate vote. The lower House of Deputies already approved a version of the bill.
Postedon Jul 07, 2010 at 12:00 pm
Mexico City has seen 271 gay and lesbian couples get married since the capital enacted the first law in Latin America explicitly honoring marriages of same-sex couples.