Postedon Sep 17, 2014 at 10:30 am
Today, September 17, Mary Bonauto, who serves as the Civil Rights Project Director at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), was announced as one of this year's recipients of the MacArthur Award, the prestigious honor that acknowledges the country's most talented artists, scholars, thinkers, and professionals.
Postedon Jun 19, 2014 at 04:00 pm
On this 10th anniversary of the freedom to marry in America, let’s take a moment to savor and remember how far we’ve come - and with full victory within reach, let’s re-engage to finish the job and fulfill our goal of winning marriage nationwide!
Postedon May 17, 2014 at 08:30 am
Today, May 17, marks the tenth anniversary of the freedom to marry coming to the United States! In 2004, the first same-sex couples in the country married in Massachusetts after a landmark, first-of-its-kind ruling in Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders' case Goodridge v. Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Postedon May 16, 2014 at 01:30 pm
To reflect on this anniversary, Massachusetts-based photographer Joel Benjamin snapped photos of the pioneering gay and lesbian couples who married in the Bay State in 2004, including portraits all seven of the couples from the landmark case.
Postedon May 15, 2014 at 11:30 am
For me, Ralph and Paul’s marriage embodied powerfully what the significance of what transpired on May 17, 2004, when legal marriage for same-sex couples became real for the first time in American history.
Postedon Mar 20, 2014 at 03:00 pm
As a national movement leader, Lee Swislow, the departing executive director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, has brought her unique skills to our movement: helping us listen to one another better and elevating our ability to collaborate and get things done.
Postedon Jun 27, 2013 at 10:45 am
As yesterday's historic victory sinks in, the one couple that keeps coming to mind is Ralph Hodgdon and Paul McMahon. I dedicate this win to you, Ralph and Paul, and to all the other amazing couples who show everyone that our love endures.
Postedon May 16, 2013 at 10:57 am
Today marks the ninth anniversary of the first weddings between same-sex couples in Massachusetts! Now, less than ten years after that historic day in Massachusetts, same-sex couples across the New England region have the freedom to marry.
Postedon Apr 25, 2013 at 12:45 pm
Yesterday's vote in Rhode Island makes it all but certain that this year, same-sex couples in states across New England will be able to share in the freedom to marry. How did we get here? Let's go back to 2004 and track how marriage moved forward across the region
Postedon Mar 28, 2013 at 04:30 pm
Today, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced he would not seek reelection for a sixth term. Freedom to Marry thanked Mayor Menino today for all of his advocacy for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage during his tenure.