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 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 24, 2010 at 02:50 pm
Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, Senator Daylin Leach, is one of the LGBT community's strongest allies.
He is the sponsor of a Freedom to Marry bill in Pennsylvania, and last week successfully led the effort to table an amendment to Pennsylvania's constitution, sponsored by State Senator John Eichelberger, to effectively ban marriage equality.
Postedon Mar 11, 2010 at 03:09 pm
Following the passage of the freedom to marry in Washington D.C., Keith Spangler-Vellios and Andreas Vellios decided to get hitched at a Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop in the Georgetown section of the city.
The well-known ice cream company has shown consistent support for marriage equality.
Postedon Mar 04, 2010 at 09:11 am
Mitch Wood, president of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance (GLAA), one day prior to marriage equality going into effect in Washington D.C. said, "The achievement of civil marriage equality in the District of Columbia is the fruit of decades of public advocacy and organizing by gay citizens and our numerous allies.''
Tuesday, April 20, GLAA will honor several of those (including Freedom to Marry's own Michael Crawford, left) who helped to forge that reality, among others, with the group's annual Distinguished Service Awards, presented during GLAA's 39th Anniversary Reception.
Postedon Mar 02, 2010 at 11:30 am
Gay and lesbian couples will soon be able to marry in Washington, but the debate over the freedom to marry has sounded different here, with references to interracial marriage and Martin Luther King.
Over the past year, both sides have courted the support of Washington's black community, a majority of the city's 600,000 residents and one mistakenly perceived as nearly always opposed to marriage for gay couples.
Postedon Jan 20, 2010 at 05:57 pm
January 20, 2010
Capitol Hill insiders say D.C.’s freedom to marry bill should not be adversely affected by Tuesday’s election of Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown to a U.S. Senate seat. Freedom to Marry's Michael Crawford said, "I think anti-marriage members of Congress may be emboldened by Scott Brown’s victory, but I think they are going to have a real challenge trying to prevent marriages from being performed in D.C." [Link]