Postedon Mar 01, 2011 at 04:57 pm
Two Maryland House members hold up the marriage bill vote, and California's Attorney General asks the federal appeals court to lift its order putting the Prop 8 decision on hold.
Postedon Jan 13, 2011 at 09:00 am
Freedom to Marry Executive Director Evan Wolfson will be speaking next week at both the University of Michigan and Ohio State University.
Postedon Nov 08, 2010 at 12:00 pm
Despite the first two years of the Obama administration leaving progressives dissatisfied, Evan Wolfson points out: '"Even if we can’t get the political advances, we have a tremendous opportunity to do the public engagement work that absolutely needs to be done in order to lay the foundation for the defensive fights we might have to endure and for when the political climate changes."
Postedon Nov 03, 2010 at 12:00 pm
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced that more openly LGBT candidates won election to public office in the U.S. in 2010 than in any year in America’s history.
Postedon Aug 06, 2010 at 10:13 am
LGBT community members here and across North Carolina are gearing up to counter NOM's scheduled stop on its national tour against marriage equality for same-sex couples.
Freedom to Marry's Sean Eldridge stated, “Freedom to Marry is working very closely with every state marriage equality organization and local partner to figure out what makes the most sense in each area.”
Postedon Mar 06, 2010 at 04:55 pm
The debate on whether to extend benefits to gay partners of Asheville, North Carolina city employees is playing out across the city — in coffee shops, barber shops and now in church pews.
Religious leaders of various backgrounds — from Baptist ministers to Wiccan priestesses — have joined the fray.
Postedon Feb 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm
February 10, 2010
The City Council of Asheville, NC voted 4-2 on Tuesday to have city staff report March 9 on how workers' same-sex domestic partners could get the same benefits as heterosexual employees' spouses, including health insurance, bereavement leave and prescription drug coverage. A majority of council members said they expect to vote for a final measure after the report. [Link]
Postedon Dec 07, 2009 at 11:15 pm
December 7, 2009
Commissioners in N.C.'s Mecklenburg County could vote on Dec. 15 on whether to approve a measure that would extend health benefits to the partners of gay and lesbian county employees. [Link]
Postedon Nov 04, 2009 at 01:20 pm
November 3, 2009
Progressive candidates across North Carolina led in municipal elections on Tuesday with a key LGBT-friendly candidate claiming victory in Asheville. Outspoken pro-LGBT candidate Gordon Smith won an at-large seat on the Asheville City Council, while in Durham, all incumbent City Council candidates who voted for a marriage equality resolution earlier this year held on to their seats. [Link]
Postedon Nov 04, 2009 at 01:07 pm
November 3, 2009
Mark Kleinschmidt emerged victorious in his campaign for mayor of Chapel Hill on Tuesday, with 21 of 21 precincts reporting. He will become the third openly gay man to hold mayoral office in the state. Kleinschmidt, a leading civil rights and LGBT advocate in NC, is a former board member of Equality North Carolina. [Link]