First-ever hearing to repeal DOMA scheduled in the Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Respect for Marriage Act is scheduled for July 20th at 10 AM.

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Federal Update: New Co-Sponsors for the Respect for Marriage Act

Freedom to Marry's Field Director Regina Clemente gives an update from Capital Hill, where four new Senators and Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors to the Respect for Marriage Act.

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The golden rule

For as long as Shari can remember, her uncles Ron & Tom have been together. But because of DOMA now Ron may have to give up the home he shared with Tom, who died in March. Watch Ron & Tom's story and then take action and tell Congress to put an end to the "gay tax" caused by DOMA.

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Celebrity Musicians Join Say “I Do” Campaign

Today, musicians Sara Bareilles, Lance Bass, Cyndi Lauper and LeAnn Rimes, award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, and actor Verne Troyer signed on to Freedom to Marry's Say, "I Do" campaign.  

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Freedom to Marry announces expansion plans

The first high-profile fundraiser of the year for marriage equality provided the occasion Thursday for Freedom to Marry to step forward as the campaign to win marriage nationwide, with plans that include an expanded public education effort and a new presence in Washington, D.C.

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Voice for Equality: Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel is an American politician and former White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama.

On December 10, 2010, Mr. Emanuel gave an interview in which he expressed his support for the repeal of DADT, the repeal of DOMA and the passage of ENDA.

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Don’t Deport Henry: Repeal DOMA Now

On August 29, Henry Velandia and Josh Vandiver were married in Montville, Connecticut. But now because of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, Henry-- who was born in Venezuela and moved to the U.S. in 2002-- may soon face deportation. Sign our petition calling on President Obama to stop tearing apart loving and committed couples like Henry and Josh by fulfilling his pledge to repeal DOMA

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LGBT federal employees can purchase health insurance for their pets, but not their partners

While federal employees can buy pet insurance “in these challenging economic times,” LGBT workers are still prohibited from purchasing policies for their partners or spouses by the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) — a federal law which denies federal benefits to legally married same sex couples.

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Will Obama appeal DOMA court rulings?

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.

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Solmonese: Awaiting the Grand Gesture

With the White House not answering direct questions about marriage and DOMA, all Americans are left waiting.

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