Postedon Jan 05, 2011 at 08:30 am
The Rev. Jane Adams Spahr (a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality) was found guilty of violating the Presbyterian constitution. Her offense? Officiating at same-sex weddings.
A lesbian herself, she says she won't quit the church she loves.
Postedon Nov 12, 2010 at 09:30 am
Mary Washington is not only a newly elected Maryland state legislator, who won her seat as a Democrat in the 141-member House of Delegates on Nov. 2. She is also only the second out black lesbian elected to statewide office in the nation.
Postedon Oct 29, 2010 at 03:00 pm
As managing director of Freedom to Marry, Scott Davenport's work reflects his passion.
Postedon Aug 11, 2010 at 09:06 am
NOM's Summer for Marriage tour makes its second to last stop in Harrisburg, PA later this week. In this morning's Harrisburg Patriot news, Ted Martin, the Executive Director of Equality Pennsylvania, and Andy Hoover, the Legislative Director for the ACLU of Pennsylvania, discuss the future of the freedom to marry in light of the federal court's recent ground breaking decision on Proposition 8
Postedon Aug 06, 2010 at 02:37 pm
Freedom to Marry's Summer for Marriage Tour wraps up next week with events in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. The tour, which was originally organized in response to the National Organization for Marriage's anti-gay “One Man, One Woman” bus tour, has highlighted widespread support for the freedom to marry with supporters of equality outnumbering NOM’s supporters on all 16 stops thus far
Postedon May 10, 2010 at 10:28 am
Many lesbian and gay couples struggle with the classification and recognition of their relationships due to varying marriage equality laws and freedom to marry bans throughout the United States.
Postedon May 04, 2010 at 04:59 pm
It's only been two months since the District of Columbia legalized the freedom to marry, but local attorney Lawrence Jacobs is already cautioning his clients: Marriage may be allowed, but divorce will be much harder to do.
While the District and five states have legalized marriage equality and consequently allow divorces, granting divorces to same-sex couples elsewhere is often murky. As married same-sex couples cross into states that explicitly ban or don't recognize the freedom to marry, they face a dilemma.
Postedon Apr 22, 2010 at 12:34 pm
A lawyer for a Dallas man trying to divorce the man he married in Massachusetts told a Texas appeals court Wednesday that his client is entitled to a divorce because he had a valid marriage.
But the Texas Attorney General's Office argued before the three-judge 5th Texas Court of Appeals panel that the marriage isn't recognized by Texas, so they cannot get a divorce. Jimmy Blacklock, an assistant Texas solicitor general, said the men's union can only be voided. "The parties lack standing to file a divorce case because they're not married," he said.
Postedon Apr 09, 2010 at 09:14 am
A Pennsylvania lawmaker is gathering legislative support for a bill that would make civil unions for same-sex couples a reality in the Keystone State.
The measure, the first of its kind in the Pennsylvania legislature, is being spearheaded by Pennsylvania Rep. Mark Cohen (D-202nd Dist.).
Postedon Mar 24, 2010 at 02:50 pm
Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, Senator Daylin Leach, is one of the LGBT community's strongest allies.
He is the sponsor of a Freedom to Marry bill in Pennsylvania, and last week successfully led the effort to table an amendment to Pennsylvania's constitution, sponsored by State Senator John Eichelberger, to effectively ban marriage equality.