Postedon Feb 25, 2010 at 10:41 am
Established gay-rights organizations and newer grassroots activists don't always completely agree on strategy and tactics in the movement toward the freedom to marry.
There is consensus, however, that combining the strengths of both groups could be a significant step forward on the way to marriage equality.
Postedon Feb 24, 2010 at 12:05 pm
A judge on Tuesday authorized two men to marry in Buenos Aires in what would be the country's second marriage of a gay couple.
In December, two Argentine men, Alex Freyre and Jose Maria Bello, became the first gay couple to legally marry in heavily Roman Catholic Latin America, after the governor of southernmost Tierra del Fuego province allowed them to wed in the provincial capital, Ushuaia.
Postedon Feb 16, 2010 at 11:26 am
Ballot initiatives have been used to mislead the public and trample on the rights of minorities, says Carlos Moreno, a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality and the only California Supreme Court justice who voted to overturn the state's ban on the freedom to marry. "It's of great concern to me that certain basic rights, such as equal protection, the right to privacy and other fundamental rights, can be subject to change by simple majority vote," Moreno said in an interview last week while preparing to accept a gay-rights group's Equality Leadership Award.
Postedon Feb 14, 2010 at 03:50 pm
Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, John Corvino says, "There is no single, standard “definitional argument.” There are, rather, various definitional arguments, and part of the problem is pinning down which one our opponents intend."
"In the hope of advancing the debate—or at least of showing that the moving target is indeed moving—I’d like to distinguish, and briefly respond to, four versions."
Postedon Feb 04, 2010 at 10:25 am
The Reverend James Forbes is the Senior Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Church, an interdenominational (American Baptist and United Church of Christ) church on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. He was the first African American minister to lead this multicultural congregation, and served it for 18 years.
Rev. Forbes is a proud signer of Freedom to Marry's Marriage Resolution.
Postedon Feb 03, 2010 at 01:40 pm
February 3, 2010
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's National Conference on LGBT Equality, Creating Change, begins Wednesday in Dallas, Texas. The conference is estimated to attract over 2,000 LGBT advocates from across the country including the newly-expanded team from Freedom to Marry. [Link]
Postedon Feb 01, 2010 at 07:05 pm
January 29, 2010
The Democratic candidates for governor Friday night were sharply divided on the issue of legalizing the freedom to marry. Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty and Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Hoeffel received applause from about 300 people gathered at the PA Progressive Summit when they said they support legislation to allow gays and lesbians to marry. [Link] See video below:
Postedon Dec 15, 2009 at 10:00 am
Annise Parker is the first openly gay mayor of Houston, Texas, the fourth most populous city in the U.S.
"...Texas lost marriage a few years ago. I really take the long view. We lose battles, but we're winning the hearts and minds of this war. And we just have to keep chipping away, coming out, being visible, integrating our concerns into the issues of our society at all levels, and we're going to get there."
Postedon Dec 01, 2009 at 04:11 pm
Postedon Nov 09, 2009 at 01:40 pm
November 8, 2009
Laura Clawson discusses marriage equality in New Hampshire and concerns about its fate after the recent vote in Maine: "Those of us who want to see civil rights advanced have to be constantly vigilant, and get way out in front of any threat to equality." [Link]