As Catholic support for marriage grows, Pope Francis makes inclusive statement on clergy

Today, Pope Francis made an inclusive statement about gay members of the Catholic clergy, commenting that it is not up to him to judge Catholic priests based on who they love.

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Guest Post: Why we stand up for the freedom to marry in the south

Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, the executive director of the Campaign for Southern Equality, writes about the actions of the WE DO campaign in Tupelo, MS, the headquarters of the anti-gay so-called American Family Association.

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The top four lies our opponents tell

All this month, our Director of Public Engagement Thalia Zepatos has been writing about the lies that we have seen opponents of the freedom to marry tell over and over again. Here's a round-up of how she's been breaking down the myths and misleading stories.

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How marriage opponents’ ‘Schools’ ads are false and misleading

For years, anti-gay organizations that oppose the freedom to marry have relied on the same scare tactics and false mis-information to propel their campaigns forward and push through discrimination at the ballot. This year is no exception.

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New Yes on 1 video exposes marriage opponents’ lies in Maine

Mainers United for Marriage, the coalition working to proactively pass the freedom to marry at the ballot in Maine, released a new advertisement that explains that ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in Maine would in no way lead to more discrimination lawsuits in the state.

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Study: Knights of Columbus has spent $15.8 million to deny the freedom to marry since 2005

This morning, Equally Blessed, a coalition of Catholic organizations working toward equality for LGBT people and their families, released a report showing that the Knights of Columbus has spent more than $15.8 million working against the freedom to marry for committed same-sex couples since 2005. How else could they have used that money?

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Help combat NOM’s new secret two million dollar donation

This week, the so-called National Organization for Marriage announced that an anonymous donor has pledged two million dollars to support NOM's anti-gay efforts to defeat marriage at the ballot in four key battleground states on November 6. Help us combat their secret donor by giving to Freedom to Marry's Win More States Fund.

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Anti-gay opponents of the freedom to marry start airing TV ads

This week, the so-called National Organization for Marriage is launching the first of its television advertisements in order to push their anti-gay messages even further in Maine and Minnesota.

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Anti-marriage groups tout flawed “study” that condemns gay and lesbian parenting

Early last week, a flawed and misleading "study" on parenting suggested that children of gay and lesbian parents face more challenging lives when compared to children of different-sex parents. Now, groups opposed to the freedom to marry are working to promote the paper to push their anti-gay agenda.

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John Corvino to debate Maggie Gallagher in live-streamed event

Tonight, philosopher and prominent gay advocate John Corvino will debate Maggie Gallagher of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage. The moderated discussion lines up with the new release of their point/counterpoint-style book, 'Debating Same-Sex Marriage.'

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