Postedon Jan 18, 2011 at 09:30 am
The battle over marriage for same-sex couples in New York is about to heat up again in the state Senate.
Sen. Thomas Duane, the Senate's biggest booster of the freedom to marry, said he'll introduce legislation "within weeks" to legalize marriage equality - and will push for a vote before the end of June.
Postedon Jan 15, 2011 at 11:45 am
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, 27 -- who's been dubbed "the kid who made Obama president" for organizing his social networking site, My.BarackObama.com, during the historic 2008 campaign -- is planning to marry his long-term boyfriend, Sean Eldridge.
Sean Eldridge is the political director here at Freedom to Marry, overseeing communications, development, and federal initiatives.
Postedon Jan 14, 2011 at 03:30 pm
A decision in May by the Internal Revenue Service that was hailed as a step toward equality for same-sex couples has instead become a headache for tens of thousands of gay and lesbian families in California.
Same-sex couples who are registered domestic partners — or who married during the brief legal window — are facing a new, more complicated tax status, one that has raised a litany of expensive concerns.
Postedon Jan 14, 2011 at 02:30 pm
Much of the focus in the first two weeks of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s term has been on the state’s financial crisis, and the new governor’s fiscally conservative prescriptions: a public employee wage freeze, spending cuts, a property tax cap.
Cuomo, a Democrat, is more in step with his party when it comes to social issues.
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.
Postedon Jan 13, 2011 at 01:00 pm
Hudson Taylor, a straight All-American wrestler and coach at Columbia University, has launched the website AthleteAlly.com in an effort to combat homophobia in sports and ensure the locker room is a safe space for all.
Postedon Jan 13, 2011 at 10:30 am
House Republicans have decided not to pursue a repeal of New Hampshire's marriage equality law this year and plan instead to focus their energy on finding ways to improve the state's financial footing.
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 Jan 12, 2011 at 05:00 pm
The New York Times editorial board: "The nation’s democracy and cherished rights rely on keeping court decision-making above the fickle tugs of ordinary politics. Ousting judges to register disagreement with a particular court decision is a dangerous road to go down."
Postedon Jan 12, 2011 at 03:00 pm
Riding the momentum from the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," and the State Department's adoption of more gender-neutral language on passport applications, gay rights activists are pressing for more changes to federal policies that are unfavorable for the LGBT community.