Postedon Jan 04, 2013 at 11:45 am
Yesterday, the Illinois Senate Executive Committee voted to advance a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in the state. The decision marked the first time that a legislative body in Illinois has ever voted in favor of the freedom to marry, and it signals that momentum is on our side for the next legislative session.
Postedon Jan 04, 2013 at 11:15 am
Yesterday evening, just three days into the 2013 legislative session, legislators in Rhode Island introduced bills that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in both the House and the Senate.
Postedon Jan 03, 2013 at 12:40 pm
It's a busy week for the freedom in Illinois, which could become the tenth state in the country to approve the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Diverse groups of people in Illinois are speaking up and standing together for marriage as the state Senate makes moves on the legislation.
Postedon Jan 02, 2013 at 04:00 pm
We're just two days in 2013, and already we're seeing big movements on the freedom to marry in key state legislatures for this year. In Illinois, legislators are debating the freedom to marry today, aiming for approval by January 8. And in Rhode Island, advocates are introducing the bill tomorrow.
Postedon Dec 21, 2012 at 05:00 pm
Today, Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY) announced his support for the Respect for Marriage Act, bill HR-1116, which would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Congressman Hanna is the 159th cosponsor of the bill and the second Republican cosponsor.
Postedon Sep 24, 2012 at 01:00 pm
This week, Congressman James Clyburn became the 157th member of the House of Representatives to sign on as a cosponsor for the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. He also rounds out the support from the Democratic Leadership in the House.
Postedon Jun 29, 2012 at 01:59 pm
This morning, Gordon Fox, the Speaker of the House in Rhode Island, said that he plans to bring the freedom to marry to a vote in the state House of Representative next year.
Postedon Jun 28, 2012 at 09:00 am
This afternoon, U.S. Representative Adam Smith, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would explicitly clarify the definition of "spouse" to include same-sex couples.
Postedon Jun 26, 2012 at 03:30 pm
On Sunday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn spoke out about the freedom to marry, saying, "I think we're closer every day."
Postedon Jun 05, 2012 at 11:20 am
In the past year, a record number of U.S. businesses and corporations - have thrown their support behind campaigns pushing for marriage for same-sex couples. The business sector clearly finds it important for public relations and logistical operations to work on behalf of same-sex couples.