Postedon May 03, 2012 at 11:01 am
Today 11 State Democratic Party chairs from across the country joined in support of a freedom to marry plank in the party’s national platform. The chairs include John Burton (CA), Jay Jacobs (NY), John Walsh (MA), Ken Martin (MN), Meredith Wood Smith (OR), Boyd Richie (TX), Jake Perkinson (VT), Mike Tate (WI), Dwight Pelz (WA), Jon Wisniewski (NJ), and Joan Wagnon (KS).
Postedon Oct 14, 2011 at 09:22 am
In the past week, Rep Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Rep Bobby Rush (D-IL), and Rep Rick Larsen (D-WA) signed on as cosponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act, bringing the total number of cosponsors to a record-breaking 128 in the House.
Postedon Jan 31, 2011 at 09:30 am
President Obama has balanced on a political tightrope for two years over the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the contentious 1996 law barring federal recognition of marriages of same-sex couples.
Now, two new federal lawsuits threaten to snap that rope out from under him.
Postedon Jan 24, 2011 at 05:00 pm
Dallas couple Mark Reed-Walkup and Dante Walkup are fighting for acknowledgment in the city's major newspaper, "The Dallas Morning News". After being legally married in Washington, D.C. in December, they submitted a paid marriage announcement to their local paper.
Innocuous, right? Not according to the paper, which denied their request on the grounds that their marriage is invalid in their home state of Texas.
Postedon Jan 19, 2011 at 12:45 pm
According to census data, child rearing among same-sex couples is more common in the South than in any other region of the country.
Postedon Dec 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm
An overwhelming majority of registered voters in Texas say they support a significant expansion of gay rights, according to the first-ever in-depth statewide poll on LGBT issues.
Postedon Dec 07, 2010 at 03:30 pm
A group of conservative Christians set out to block El Paso, Texas, from granting health-care benefits to same-sex partners of city-government employees.
But the ballot measure they helped pass in November may also end up stripping benefits from many others, including retired policemen and firefighters.
Postedon Nov 23, 2010 at 09:30 am
In a story first posted here last Thursday, a gay couple in Texas recently got married by an official in Washington D.C. via Skype.
Yesterday, Fox News spoke to Freedom to Marry Political Director, Sean Eldrige, about the marriage.
Postedon Nov 18, 2010 at 01:00 pm
Mark Reed and Dante Walkup tied the knot last month in Dallas because they found a loophole that makes it OK.
While their boots were planted at the W Hotel in Dallas, an officiate in the District of Columbia legalized their union through Skype.