Postedon Jan 10, 2013 at 02:00 pm
For the past week, the Campaign for Southern Equality has been touring across the South with its "We Do" campaign, where same-sex couples request marriage licenses and provoke denials in order to illustrate the discriminatory marriage laws in these states. Check out stories and video from the campaign!
Postedon Dec 27, 2012 at 09:00 am
For over a year, the Campaign for Southern Equality has been leading the We Do campaign, where same-sex couples request - and are denied - marriage licenses in their home communities. As they gear up for Stage 4 of their campaign, Freedom to Marry spoke with Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, the organization's Executive Director.
Postedon Sep 29, 2010 at 12:00 pm
Tim Rutten criticizes out-of-state groups and individuals, such as the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage and prominent Utah Mormon, Alan Ashton, that have inserted themselves in campaigns against marriage equality in Iowa and California.
Postedon Sep 29, 2010 at 09:00 am
A new coalition aimed at retaining Iowa’s system of judicial appointments warned Monday that an “extremist” group from Mississippi is at the root of an effort to oust three justices from the state Supreme Court.
Postedon Sep 08, 2010 at 12:15 pm
Steve Ralls discusses the terrible ordeal faced by Roi Whaley and Aurelio Tolentino: "Roi is now battling terminal cancer. He wants nothing more than to have his partner by his side as he wages a life-and-death battle. But, so far, the U.S. government has said 'no.'"
Postedon Sep 25, 2009 at 10:43 am
September 24, 2009
A popular YouTube video features the wedding of Kevin Montgomery and Dennis Duban from the perspective of their 16-year-old daughter, whose advocacy is what convinced the couple to marry after 27 years together. [Link]
If this video inspires you, take action today to preserve marriage equality in Maine!
Postedon Jul 09, 2009 at 07:58 pm
July 5, 2009
When Maureen "Mo" Dupre and Laurie Martin decided to head north to Connecticut from Mississippi to get married, little did they know the obstacles they would face. They lost their wheels, didn't have directions, and couldn't even get a cab. "Once we got married," says Dupre, "everything was kind of easy, and nothing else mattered." [Link]
Postedon May 04, 2007 at 12:51 pm
May 4, 2007
Just yesterday [my neighbor] came over to visit, "to have conversation," as she put it. She told me that that very first day that I walked by and waved had changed her life..So today she wanted to come to tell me the impact I had on her life. And, with tears streaming down her face, to apologize for her cruelty to me personally in voting for the Mississippi Marriage Amendment. Every day we make a difference. We must remember that. [link]
Postedon Sep 01, 2005 at 12:53 pm
September 1, 2005
Same-sex couples suffering from hurricane Katrina's destruction are being denied any relief in the form of family benefits, because the federal so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" and the states's exclusion of gay couples from marriage prevent FEMA from providing it. Additionally, Louisiana has a constitutional amendment discriminating against same-sex couples that also prevents the state from recognizing any legal status for domestic partnerships or civil unions. Mississippi and Alabama also discriminate — through anti-gay measures adopted while government officials neglected work that might have saved lives. [link]