Postedon Mar 27, 2014 at 10:30 am
After last Friday's amazing victory in Michigan - which resulted in several hours of the freedom to marry in some Michigan counties on Saturday - it's a good time to check in on the state of marriage litigation across the country.
Postedon Mar 21, 2014 at 04:11 pm
Today, March 21, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Bernard Friedman, a Reagan appointee, ruled that laws in Michigan prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying are unconstitutional.
Postedon Oct 16, 2013 at 02:45 pm
Today, a federal U.S. judge heard oral arguments in DeBoer v. Snyder, a federal lawsuit that challenges the 2004 law in Michigan that restricts marriage to different-sex couples. He announced that he will issue a written opinion and that the case will proceed to trial.
Postedon Jul 10, 2013 at 03:30 pm
In the past 2 weeks, since the United States Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional Section 3 of DOMA, many legal organizations have looked to build off of the victory's momentum by filing state lawsuits seeking the freedom to marry and challenging state marriage amendments and bans.
Postedon May 15, 2013 at 02:00 pm
This week, new polls were released demonstrating majority support for the freedom to marry in three states where same-sex couples currently do not have the freedom to marry. Check out the inspiring results from Arizona, Michigan, and Virginia!
Postedon Mar 08, 2013 at 12:30 pm
This week, the tribal council of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, based in Michigan, approved a statute that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in the tribe. The tribe would become the third tribal nation to respect and perform marriages for same-sex couples.
Postedon Jun 05, 2012 at 04:45 pm
Nearly a month after President Barack Obama voiced his support for the freedom to marry, polls across the country continue to demonstrate the positive impact that his statement has had on public opinions on marriage.
Postedon Mar 02, 2012 at 01:04 pm
Today, the Washington Blade reported that 22 senators have joined a growing number of politicians and advocates who have endorsed including a freedom to marry plank in the Democratic Party’s 2012 national platform.
Postedon Oct 20, 2011 at 02:34 pm
Today, Senator Carl Levin announced that he will become the 31st Senate sponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that will overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Postedon Jan 18, 2011 at 10:32 am
In a speech marking Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the University of Michigan Law School, Freedom to Marry Executive Director Evan Wolfson pulled lessons from Dr. King's battles for equality and applied them to today's fight to end marriage discrimination.