Two Respect for Marriage Act cosponsors bring House total to 156

This week, two new members of the House of Representatives signed on as co-sponsors for the Respect for Marriage Act. Rep. Mel Watt from North Carolina and Rep. Leonard Boswell from Iowa have become the latest co-sponsors of the bill, raising the total number of co-sponsors in the House to 156.

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg speaks out against NC marriage amendment

Yesterday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of UNC Chapel Hill. In his speech, he criticized last week's passage of the constitutional amendment banning the freedom to marry in North Carolina.

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Anti-gay constitutional amendment passes in North Carolina

North Carolina's discriminatory Amendment 1, which adds an amendment to the state's constitution banning all marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership for same-sex couples, passed today.

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Marc Solomon Debates NC’s Anti-Marriage Amendment on Fox News

Yesterday, Freedom to Marry's Marc Solomon debated Brian Brown from the National Organization for Marriage about how Amendment One in North Carolina will harm gay and lesbian families if it is approved tomorrow.

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Watch: Evan Wolfson speaks at the Center on Law and Government

Evan Wolfson speaks at North Carolina's Center on Law and Government.

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Evan Wolfson speaks in North Carolina

Freedom to Marry president Evan Wolfson is in North Carolina to speak about the potential impact of the pending constitutional amendment that would ban marriage for same-sex couples.

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Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC) cosponsors the Respect for Marriage Act

Days after his state passed an anti-gay constitutional amendment, Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC) signed on as the 123rd cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act in the House.

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President Obama opposes NC’s anti-gay amendment

In a statement released yesterday after the NC Senate passed an anti-gay constitutional amendment, President Barack Obama reiterated his opposition to laws that discriminate against gay and lesbian couples.

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Freedom to Marry decries passage of anti-gay amendment in North Carolina

Today, the North Carolina legislature approved an amendment to the state’s constitution that would deny same-sex couples the freedom to marry.

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NC legislators speak out against anti-gay amendment

The NC House passed the anti-gay constitutional amendment yesterday, but not without a fight. Fair-minded lawmakers passionately characterized the amendment for what it is: discriminatory and harmful.

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