Postedon Oct 18, 2010 at 02:00 pm
Wedding businesses were just as excited as equal rights groups when marriage equality became legal in the Granite State earlier this year.
It opened up a new market during one of the worst economic periods the country has ever seen.
Postedon Oct 11, 2010 at 01:00 pm
On Oct. 10, 2008, the Connecticut Supreme Court legalized marriage for same-sex couples, and since then an estimated 2,500 gay and lesbian couples have traveled here to be joined, generating what one economist calculates has been a $40 million stimulus for restaurants, hotels, wedding photographers and caterers.
Postedon Sep 28, 2010 at 03:00 pm
In a guest post on Human Rights Campaign's "NOM Exposed" website, Freedom to Marry comments on NOM's anti-gay summer tour and on what still needs to be done to move marriage equality forward.
Postedon Sep 28, 2010 at 09:30 am
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is seeking to head off the legalization of the freedom to marry in Rhode Island by seeking the right to spend thousands of dollars on TV and radio ads for and against candidates for governor and the General Assembly, free from the state’s contribution limits and “extensive reporting requirements.”
Postedon Aug 19, 2010 at 06:55 am
The majority of Rhode Island voters support legal recognition of the freedom to marry in the state for the first time.
Postedon Aug 16, 2010 at 09:00 am
In April, 2009, when we last took a survey of marriage equality polls, we found that support for it had converged somewhere into the area of 41 or 42 percent of the country. Now, it appears to have risen by several points, and as I reported yesterday, it has become increasingly unclear whether opposition to the freedom to marry still outweighs support for it.
Postedon Aug 16, 2010 at 07:30 am
Michael Klarman: Judicial opinions on cultural issues usually reflect settled shifts in public attitudes. What does this mean for the fate of the freedom to marry in the Supreme Court?