Postedon May 24, 2010 at 03:48 pm
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa writes about LGBT advocate Harvey Milk and Saturday's Harvey Milk Day.
Postedon May 24, 2010 at 01:37 pm
Events were taking place in California and across the country Saturday in observance of Harvey Milk, marking the first day of "special significance" in the West Coast state to honor the slain gay rights leader.
Along with concerts, political fundraisers and rallies in California, commemorative Harvey Milk Day events were planned in 20 other states on what would have been his 80th birthday.
Postedon May 21, 2010 at 10:15 am
On Saturday, she'll celebrate with California as the state marks the first official Harvey Milk Day on what would have been his 80th birthday. Galbraith will host a viewing of the movie, then a forum on On On Saturday, California will mark the first official Harvey Milk Day on what would have been his 80th birthday.
California is the only state with an official Harvey Milk Day, but 26 cities in 20 states scattered nationwide will hold rallies and events to honor the first openly gay man to be elected to public office and icon of the gay-rights movement.
Postedon May 20, 2010 at 02:54 pm
State employees in Maryland can now sign up same-sex spouses as dependents, making them eligible to receive the same health-care and other benefits afforded to husbands and wives of heterosexual state employees, Gov. Martin O'Malley's office announced Wednesday.
The change means that O'Malley's administration has followed through in codifying a legal opinion issued in February by Maryland Attorney General (and Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality) Douglas F. Gansler.
Postedon May 13, 2010 at 01:00 pm
The Baltimore Sun editorial board writes about a recent Washington Post poll finding that the plurality of Maryland residents support marriage equality: "Maryland's current leaders would surely rather duck the question, but they should understand that on this issue the people are slowly but surely leaving them behind."
Postedon May 11, 2010 at 08:45 am
Maryland residents are shifting toward a more positive opinion of the freedom to marry, with registered voters now narrowly supporting a law to allow it, a Washington Post poll has found.
Postedon Apr 30, 2010 at 10:40 am
The annual TIME 100 issue names the people "who most affect our world."
"...perhaps it is not shocking that this odd couple teamed up to challenge the constitutionality of California's prohibition of the freedom to marry. They've put on an extraordinary case in the federal court system and could prevail in their long-shot mission."
Postedon Apr 23, 2010 at 02:29 pm
Ohio's leading U.S. Senate candidates support the freedom to marry.
Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality) and Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher are vying for the Senate seat now held by Republican George Voinovich, who is retiring. A May 4 Democratic primary will decide who'll battle Republican Rob Portman in November.
Postedon Apr 20, 2010 at 07:30 am
The Massachusetts GOP picked Charles Baker as their gubernatorial candidate on Saturday, defeating convenience store magnate Christy Mihos in the primary. Baker supports the freedom to marry and has an openly gay running mate — state senator Richard Tisei.
Postedon Apr 18, 2010 at 06:14 pm
Donna Brazile is an American author, professor, and political analyst affiliated with the Democratic Party.
On April 13, 2010, on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, in response to Gov. Mike Huckabee's comments equating marriage equality to legalizing polygamy, incest, and drug use, Brazile stated: "Well, these kinds of statements have no place, I think in our political dialogue. We can disagree on marriage equality. I support marriage equality. Five states and the District of Columbia now allows gay marriage. ... But I think the governor should really distance himself from these statement. He should be a man of love. He is a preacher, after all. And I’m very disturbed by some of the things he said."