Freedom to Marry goes to Netroots Nation

This week, Freedom to Marry's New Media team will be attending Netroots Nation, an annual conference where progressive voices exchange ideas, organizing tactics, and goals for the future.

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House Democratic Leader Pelosi endorses freedom to marry plank in 2012 platform

Just two days after launching our Democrats Say I Do campaign calling on the Democratic Party to adopt a plank in support of the freedom to marry, House Leader Nancy Pelosi endorsed the proposed plank.

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Field update: On the ground in Minnesota

Freedom to Marry's Field Director Regina Clemente just got back from Minnesota, where she's working with the Minnesotans United for All Families coalition to defeat the anti-gay constitutional amendment on the November 2012 ballot.

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Creating Change: Minnesota and Beyond

How Freedom to Marry is working for marriage at the country's biggest conference on gay issues – and how exclusion from marriage is affecting a Minnesota couple who have been together for nearly four decades.

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Freedom to Marry’s Sean Eldridge on Marriage – Personal and Political

In an interview on Swirl Radio, Freedom to Marry Political Director Sean Eldridge spoke about the state of the marriage movement in America, as well as his own recent engagement to Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.

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Barbara Bush, marriage equality & Obama

Jonathan Capehart makes the case for President Obama conducting a "series of under-the-radar meetings to help him in the 'evolution' of his stance and thinking on marriage for same-sex couples."

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Two Iowa Senate democrats say loyalty to Gronstal trumps support for marriage amendment

A handful of Senate Democrats who would be the deciding votes on an amendment to ban marriage equality said Tuesday they won't join minority Republicans to force a vote this year.

Barring a change of heart, that means the effort to allow a public vote on a constitutional amendment to ban the freedom to marry is dead in the Iowa Legislature this session.

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Freedom to Marry Commends Governor Quinn on Signing Civil Union Bill, Calls for Next Step

A statement from Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, on today’s signing of the Illinois Religious Freedom Protections and Civil Unions Act by Governor Quinn.

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Video: Iowa Democratic Chair urges lawmakers not to be distracted by marriage ban

Retaining the jobs we have and creating new ones, that's what Iowa's Democratic Chair says the state's lawmakers should be focusing on, not banning marriage equality.

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Eric Hartley: Still waiting for ‘the real thing’

While many gay or lesbian couples from Maryland got married in Washington, D.C., after that city legalized same-sex marriage last year, Barry Kessler and David Hankey have waited. The Arnold couple was a bit wary of a D.C. marriage. The Maryland attorney general says the state can recognize out-of-state marriages, but what if it didn't for some reason?

But the real reason they're waiting is less legal and more profound: They want "the real thing," as Hankey put it.

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