Postedon Oct 22, 2010 at 09:00 am
Carly Schwartz discusses the long pro-gay rights career of California gubernatorial candidate, Jerry Brown, a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality.
Postedon Oct 21, 2010 at 03:00 pm
A dozen Christian and Jewish clergy offered support Wednesday for a U.S. District Court ruling in August that found California’s ban on marriage equality unconstitutional.
Postedon Oct 20, 2010 at 11:15 am
Make no mistake—marriage equality IS on the ballot this year, and in several states around the country we have an opportunity to take enormous steps towards ending discrimination against gay and lesbian families.
Postedon Oct 20, 2010 at 11:00 am
Gay rights advocates say a federal appeals court can restore the freedom to marry in California without deciding the constitutionality of the ballot measure that eliminated it - because, they argue, the measure's sponsors have no rights of their own at stake.
Postedon Oct 19, 2010 at 09:30 am
The city of San Francisco told a federal appeals court Monday that "Proposition 8 is peculiarly irrational under California law."
Lawyers for the city made the argument in a brief asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold an August ruling in which U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker struck down California's ban on marriage equality.
Postedon Oct 14, 2010 at 09:00 am
Long Beach voters' support of allowing gay couples to marry has increased since the passage of Proposition 8 in 2008 according to our new LBPOST.com/Probolsky Research poll among likely Long Beach voters.
The poll found that 57.8% of likely Long Beach voters would legalize the freedom to marry and 32.3% oppose with 6.5% undecided.
Postedon Oct 13, 2010 at 09:00 am
Jon Cowan and Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson discuss the possible causes and implications of the GOP not displaying its usual anti-gay election-year demagoguery.
Postedon Oct 11, 2010 at 11:00 am
In the wake of recent suicides by LGBT youths, Freedom to Marry executive director, Evan Wolfson, explains how the denial of marriage equality negatively impacts the LGBT community - especially the youngest who are often most vulnerable:
"Scholarly studies have shown that legal inequality, including marriage discrimination, and the way in which the debate over gay people’s aspirations to equality under the law is conducted, has a profoundly negative impact on gay Americans. This is especially true of young people who are deprived of the dream of marrying the person they love and having a family that is legally and socially accepted."
Postedon Oct 08, 2010 at 12:00 pm
President Obama’s commitment to repealing the Defense of Marriage Act is likely to come under enhanced scrutiny next week when the U.S. Justice Department announces its decision on whether or not it will appeal federal court rulings against the statute.