Postedon Jan 24, 2012 at 02:11 pm
On an 8 to 4 vote, New Jersey's Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance a bill to extend marriage to gay and lesbian couples
Postedon Jan 18, 2012 at 02:24 pm
Next Tuesday (01/24), New Jersey's Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing and vote on S.1, the bill to extend marriage to gay and lesbian couples.
Postedon Jan 09, 2012 at 01:00 pm
One day before the new legislature is sworn in, legislative leaders and marriage advocates in New Jersey announced that a marriage bill will be at the top of the legislative agenda in 2012.
Postedon Dec 21, 2011 at 10:16 am
With the addition of Senator Bob Menendez and Representative Bill Pascrell, all members of New Jersey's Democratic Congressional Delegation have signed on as cosponsors of the bill to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Postedon Jul 01, 2011 at 07:30 am
On Wednesday, Garden State Equality, seven New Jersey same-sex couples and their families filed a lawsuit against the state demanding that their relationships be recognized as marriage, not civil unions.
Postedon Feb 25, 2011 at 05:05 pm
Freedom to Marry's New Media Intern gives his take on – and takes apart – some of the criticism leveled at President Obama's decision to stop defending DOMA in court.
Postedon Jan 24, 2011 at 09:30 am
A handful of U.S. states are poised to take up the issue of marriage equality afresh, due largely to incoming lawmakers who may tip the balance in favor of the controversial measure.
"The work of persuasion, of personal conversations, of talking to lawmakers and mobilizing against a well-funded anti-gay opposition" are among the primary tasks for the lobbying group Freedom to Marry, said founder Evan Wolfson. "With the freedom to marry within reach this year in states such as New York, Maryland and Rhode Island, now is the time to have those conversations and move marriage forward," he said.
Postedon Jan 14, 2011 at 01:00 pm
The first high-profile fundraiser of the year for marriage equality provided the occasion Thursday for Freedom to Marry to step forward as the campaign to win marriage nationwide, with plans that include an expanded public education effort and a new presence in Washington, D.C.