Federal judge in Puerto Rico upholds discrimination; plaintiffs vow to appeal

Yesterday, October 21, a U.S. District Court Judge broke from the nearly 50 judges in states across the country who have ruled in favor of the freedom to marry this year by dismissing a legal challenge to Puerto Rico's marriage ban. The next step is the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, where love will win.

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Video: Ricky Martin on the freedom to marry in the U.S.

Ricky Martin appeared on Larry King last night and asked, "Why do I have to go somewhere else?... Why can't I get married in my own country?"

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Why Ricky Martin Coming Out Now Matters

In a special guest post on Pop Eater, Jarrett Barrios, the President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), writes about why Ricky Martin outing himself (partly he said because of his two sons) is important. Barrios discusses Martin's decision and how it's a "game changer."

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Evidente efecto de dominó

El Nuevo Día
January 25, 2008

El director ejecutivo de Freedom to Marry, en Nueva York, Evan Wolfson, indicó a este diario que “los puertorriqueños gay, sus seres queridos y sus familias necesitan el matrimonio y un trato justo bajo la ley como cualquier otra persona”. “La Cámara de Representantes debe detener ese ataque cruel y divisivo a las parejas del mismo sexo y sus hijos, así como el Gobernador debe reconsiderar su decisión de permitir que el referéndum se lleve a cabo”, dijo Wolfson
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