Postedon Feb 24, 2014 at 08:00 am
Today, Freedom to Marry is launching Southerners for the Freedom to Marry, a new campaign in partnership with 12 Southern equality organizations that will amplify the voices of marriage supporters in the South.
Postedon Feb 04, 2014 at 10:00 am
In the six months since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down DOMA, dozens of same-sex couples in states across the country have joined together to file lawsuits seeking the freedom to marry. Check out updates from 5 of the 22 states with pending litigation:
Postedon Jan 31, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Hundreds of couples celebrated Judge Kern's ruling - these anti-marriage laws that he declared unconstitutional impact real people with real lives and real families, and it's important to be reminded of that. Meet 13 loving couples who are hopeful that Oklahoma will stand on the Right Side of History this year.
Postedon Jan 16, 2014 at 07:00 pm
This week marked sweet victory for Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin, who represented thousands of gay and lesbian people in the Sooner State with their lawsuit in Oklahoma. See a shared a photo of the moment Mary learned that she had Sharon had won the case!
Postedon Jan 14, 2014 at 05:40 pm
On January 14, 2014, U.S. District Judge Terence Kern ruled that laws in Oklahoma prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying are unconstitutional. The federal judge has also issued a stay on the ruling pending appeal.
Postedon Oct 22, 2013 at 03:00 pm
This month, another tribal nation began extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples. In Oklahoma, Jason Pickel and Darren Black Bear became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in the state, since they received a marriage license from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Concho, Oklahoma.
Postedon Sep 19, 2013 at 10:00 am
When National Guard Sgt. Heather Britt-Davis returns from Afghanistan this month, she and her wife Kasey will finally be able to gain spousal recognition on Kasey's military ID card. Here, they share their love story with Freedom to Marry.
Postedon Nov 26, 2008 at 10:51 am
November 26, 2008
For the second time, the Tulsa County, Okla., court ruled that because the state bans marriage for gay couples, a lesbian cannot be granted her request for a divorce from her wife, who she married in Canada. [Link]
Postedon Jul 17, 2008 at 01:26 pm
July 16, 2008
First comes love, then comes marriage — and then, for many couples, comes divorce. Unless, that is, you're gay and you live in a state that doesn't recognize your union. Couples who find themselves in this predicament can face a terrible prospect: being unhappily married for life. [Link]
Postedon Sep 17, 2007 at 12:06 pm
September 17, 2007
With popular culture swinging the way of tolerance, as it should be, the right wing — more specifically the Christian right — saw it was going to be fighting an uphill battle to prevent gays from getting married. So what did they do? They changed what the issue was about and turned the tables completely. Suddenly, they weren't discriminating or persecuting anyone. They were "defending" the "sanctity" of marriage. Think about it. It's diabolically ingenious. Everyone always roots for the underdog. [link]