Postedon Jan 14, 2011 at 01:00 pm
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.
Postedon Jan 14, 2011 at 09:00 am
Thursday, the Department of Justice filed its defense of the Defense of Marriage Act in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in a single filing for both Gill v. Office of Personnel Management and Massachusetts v. United States.
This past July, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Tauro ruled that Section Three of DOMA -- which sets a federal definition for "marriage" and spouse" -- is unconstitutional.
Postedon Jan 13, 2011 at 09:00 am
Freedom to Marry Executive Director Evan Wolfson will be speaking next week at both the University of Michigan and Ohio State University.
Postedon Jan 12, 2011 at 05:00 pm
The New York Times editorial board: "The nation’s democracy and cherished rights rely on keeping court decision-making above the fickle tugs of ordinary politics. Ousting judges to register disagreement with a particular court decision is a dangerous road to go down."
Postedon Jan 12, 2011 at 03:00 pm
Riding the momentum from the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," and the State Department's adoption of more gender-neutral language on passport applications, gay rights activists are pressing for more changes to federal policies that are unfavorable for the LGBT community.
Postedon Jan 12, 2011 at 11:30 am
Maryland is poised to become the sixth state to legally honor the marriages of same-sex couples as proponents say they believe they have enough support to pass such a measure in the upcoming legislative session.
Postedon Jan 12, 2011 at 09:30 am
The U.S. Supreme Court could decide as soon as Tuesday whether or not to hear a case seeking to force the District of Columbia to allow voters to decide whether to repeal the city’s marriage equality law.
Postedon Jan 11, 2011 at 01:00 pm
Elected officials who are Catholic are stepping up to support marriage equality—often despite heavy-handed tactics by the Catholic hierarchy.
Political figures know that Catholics in the electorate continue to grow in their acceptance of marriage equality for LGBT people.
New York State Bar Association unveils 2011 state legislative priorities including marriage equality
Postedon Jan 11, 2011 at 09:00 am
Securing marriage equality for same-sex couples is among the top 2011 priorities of the New York State Bar Association's advocacy efforts on behalf of the public and the legal profession.