Postedon Apr 02, 2010 at 09:50 am
When D.C. Councilmember and Georgetown alum David Catania (I-At Large, SFS ‘90, LAW ‘94) gave a speech at Georgetown in March of last year, he talked about marriage equality as an “undying civil rights” issue that he hoped to make progress on. What a difference a year makes: Yesterday, Catania was back on campus, discussing the successful freedom to marry legalization bill he sponsored and the role race and religion played in the fight for marriage equality in the District.
Postedon Mar 31, 2010 at 01:45 pm
In a special guest post on Pop Eater, Jarrett Barrios, the President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), writes about why Ricky Martin outing himself (partly he said because of his two sons) is important. Barrios discusses Martin's decision and how it's a "game changer."
Postedon Mar 30, 2010 at 10:50 am
Megan Kinninger, Program Manager at Freedom to Marry, reports on last Thursday's online town hall meeting hosted by Equality California, as part of Let California Ring, a marriage public education campaign. This town hall was the first in a series of events to get input from activists on messaging to help repeal Prop 8. Details on upcoming events are listed later in this post.
Postedon Mar 25, 2010 at 12:51 pm
People of color and people of faith are often charged with blocking lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights. But DC's recent marriage equality victory showed that organizing people of color and people of faith was crucial.
Two panels - one at Georgetown University and another at Howard University - will examine the role race and faith played in securing marriage equality in Washington, D.C.
Postedon Mar 19, 2010 at 04:42 pm
There is a large battle looming in Washington over legislation to reform our nation’s immigration laws. This coming Sunday, March 21, many LGBT immigrants, their families, and allies will march in support of immigration reform. Now is the time for us, as LGBT individuals, families, and communities, to understand why immigration reform is so critical.
Postedon Mar 12, 2010 at 12:22 pm
The mayor was there. So were the protesters. Judith Vazquez wore an ivory wedding dress. So did her bride.
Vazquez and Lol Kin Castaneda on Thursday became the first same-sex couple to marry in Mexico under a new law that allows gay couples to wed and to adopt children.
Postedon Mar 05, 2010 at 02:22 pm
Former New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate chose to make marriage equality - specifically an LGBT group opposed to his re-election, Fight Back New York - the focus of a re-election rally Monday, while community members said he should have focused on issues that actually distressed them.
Postedon Mar 05, 2010 at 02:10 pm
A law legalizing marriage equality took effect Thursday in Mexico City, one day after the second marriage of a same-sex couple was performed in Argentina.
The Mexican measure also allows gay and lesbian couples to adopt children.
Postedon Feb 24, 2010 at 12:05 pm
A judge on Tuesday authorized two men to marry in Buenos Aires in what would be the country's second marriage of a gay couple.
In December, two Argentine men, Alex Freyre and Jose Maria Bello, became the first gay couple to legally marry in heavily Roman Catholic Latin America, after the governor of southernmost Tierra del Fuego province allowed them to wed in the provincial capital, Ushuaia.
Postedon Feb 21, 2010 at 06:17 pm
Mexico's Supreme Court on Friday rejected three out of five challenges to Mexico City's freedom to marry law, El Universal reported. The court said the challenges brought by the governors of three states controlled by the conservative PAN Party were “clearly inappropriate.”
The court has yet to review challenges by two additional states – Sonora and Jalisco – and another by the federal government of President Felipe Calderon.