Postedon May 08, 2013 at 04:00 pm
One year ago, on May 9, 2012, President Barack Obama made history when he announced that he supports the freedom to marry for all loving and committed same-sex couples. The president's evolution increased momentum for marriage like never before, empowering many other political figures, business leaders, and community members to stop and reflect on their own views about why marriage matters.
Postedon Apr 30, 2013 at 12:00 pm
In a press conference today, President Barack Obama commented on big news from the sports world yesterday: Jason Collins, a Center for the NBA, came out as a gay man. Collins is now the first openly gay male athlete in a major American sports league.
Postedon Mar 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm
It is important to embrace and celebrate the journey stories of American politicians and political figures. These stories often allow even more Americans to challenge their own perspectives and begin to complete their own journeys. Here are ten great quotes from prominent political leaders who now support marriage for all couples and their families.
Postedon Mar 01, 2013 at 05:00 pm
Dozens of briefs have been filed in the past week in the DOMA and Prop 8 Supreme Court cases. Here's a round-up of thirteen diverse groups that spoke out for the freedom to marry through briefs in either the Windsor or Hollingworth cases.
Postedon Feb 28, 2013 at 03:30 pm
UPDATED 7:00pm: This evening, President Barack Obama and the Department of Justice filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in 'Hollingsworth v. Perry,' urging that Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that anti-gay activists succeeded in pushing through in November 2008 to strip same-sex couples of the freedom to marry in California in 2008, should be oveturned.
Postedon Feb 25, 2013 at 04:15 pm
On Friday, the Obama administration filed a brief in Windsor v. United States, a legal case that will be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27, 2013. In the brief, President Obama and his administration ask the Court to overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Postedon Feb 20, 2013 at 10:45 am
Today, the Respect for Marriage Coalition launched an unprecedented national advertising campaign featuring prominent bipartisan leaders speaking out in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The national television, print, and online advertising campaign sends the message that it's #Time4Marriage.
Postedon Jan 29, 2013 at 04:30 pm
This afternoon in Las Vegas, NV, President Barack Obama presented the White House's proposal for immigration reform. The proposal includes extending protections to binational same-sex couples, where one partner is a United States citizen and the other is not.
Postedon Jan 22, 2013 at 12:35 pm
Yesterday's Inauguration was historic and momentous for gay and lesbian Americans, who were celebrated and heralded like never before at a Presidential Inauguration. Here are five landmark ways that the LGBT community was embraced at this weekend's inauguration.
Postedon Jan 22, 2013 at 11:15 am
Yesterday, in his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment to the freedom to marry, becoming the first president ever to do so - and the first to ever make direct reference to gay and lesbian Americans - in an inaugural speech.