Marc Jacobs president to marry: Here come the grooms

On Tuesday evening, Marc Jacobs president Robert Duffy will marry Alex Cespedes in Provincetown, MA, where Duffy has a house and the company, a store. And where the freedom to marry is legal.

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D.C.‘s David Catania on how minorities, people of faith moved the freedom to marry forward

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.

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Why Ricky Martin Coming Out Now Matters

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."

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Equality California Town Hall Meetings Seek Feedback on Marriage Messaging

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.

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Alert: Two DC Area Dialogues on Race, Faith, and Marriage Equality

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.

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National Center for Lesbian Rights: Why LGBT People Must Demand Immigration Reform

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.

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Mexico City hosts Nation’s first Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

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.

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Monserrate, clergy rally against Freedom to Marry Supporters

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.

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Mexico City Freedom to Marry Law takes effect

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.

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Judge supports another marriage of a gay couple in Argentina

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.

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