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.
Postedon Jan 10, 2011 at 03:59 pm
Stephanie Coontz explains how marriage has been radically transformed over time and makes the case that marriage for same-sex couples is simply a logical extension of that transformation.
Postedon Jan 10, 2011 at 09:30 am
No more "Mother" and "Father" for the Obama administration's State Department.
The department has announced that it is replacing the traditional parental designations on its passport applications (see above) with the more contemporaneously correct "Parent One" and "Parent Two."
Postedon Jan 07, 2011 at 09:30 am
A summary of the status of marriage equality legislation in Rhode island in 2011. The battle kicked off yesterday when state Representative Art Handy and state Senator Rhoda Perry introduced marriage equality bills.
Evan Wolfson: “We are certainly very hopeful.”
Postedon Dec 31, 2010 at 01:00 pm
An online debate between Freedom to Marry's executive director, Evan Wolfson, and Maggie Gallagher of The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) will take place on January 3rd 2011.
You can register for free at "The Economist" to be notified when the debate begins.
Postedon Dec 27, 2010 at 10:00 am
Without repeal of the Defense of Marriage act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman under federal law, or the passage of the Domestic Partners and Obligations Act, which extends benefits to partners of gay federal employees, the spouses of gay and lesbian troops are ineligible for military benefits.
Postedon Dec 23, 2010 at 09:30 am
Just hours after he repealed the "don't ask, don't tell" ban on gays serving openly in the military, President Obama acknowledged the discrepancy in his position on supporting gays in the military, while opposing marriages of same-sex couples, and conceded his "feelings are constantly evolving."
Postedon Dec 22, 2010 at 11:00 am
In and exclusive oval office interview with "The Advocate," President Obama says the Pentagon is "prepared to implement" repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and it will take months not years.
He also says he's “wrestling” with the issue of marriage equality.
Postedon Dec 21, 2010 at 03:45 pm
Minutes after the Senate voted to allow gays to serve openly in the military, Mary Lou Paquette said she felt a weight had been lifted.
Sean Eldridge, the political director of the national Freedom to Marry campaign, likened the ban on serving openly to laws that prohibit marriage for same-sex couples and called military discrimination "one of the cruelest inequalities inflicted on gay Americans by their own government" in a statement released in support of the bill's passage.