Postedon Jul 24, 2012 at 11:45 am
Last week, two additional members of the House of Representatives signed on as co-sponsors for the Respect for Marriage Act, thanks, in part, to their conversations with a federal lobbying team from Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.
Postedon Jul 10, 2012 at 02:40 pm
Today 132 members of the House of Representatives, including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, and Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn, filed an amicus brief in Golinski v. Office of Personnel Management. The brief attacks the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Postedon Jun 28, 2012 at 01:00 pm
Freedom to Marry's federal program continues making progress on overturning the Defense of Marriage Act through the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act. We have seen immense support for the bill, with 151 House co-sponsors, 32 Senate co-sponsors, and 74 organizations signing on as Respect for Marriage Coalition members.
Postedon Jun 28, 2012 at 09:00 am
This afternoon, U.S. Representative Adam Smith, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would explicitly clarify the definition of "spouse" to include same-sex couples.
Postedon Jun 07, 2012 at 10:50 am
Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Jones ruled in 'Windsor v. United States' that DOMA's Section 3, which defines marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.
Postedon May 29, 2012 at 09:40 am
Last week, Freedom to Marry and the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network launched a petition asking Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which forces the U.S. military to treat gay and lesbian service members and their families differently than it treats all other married service members. Have you signed yet?
Postedon May 23, 2012 at 09:00 am
As Memorial Day approaches, Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network are working to ignite a grassroots petition that calls on Congress to end marriage discrimination against gay and lesbian service members, veterans and their families. The petition asks Congress to repeal the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act and support the Respect for Marriage Act.
Postedon May 16, 2012 at 10:30 am
This week, two new members of the U.S. House of Representatives and one new senator signed on as cosponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act.
Postedon May 16, 2012 at 09:00 am
Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network have teamed up this week to launch a new, national persuasion campaign - Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry. The campaign will illustrate how the Defense of Marriage Act negatively impacts military families.