Postedon Jan 26, 2011 at 02:00 pm
An attorney for same-sex couples hoping to overturn Proposition 8 in federal court urged the California Supreme Court on Tuesday to reject a federal appeals court request to determine whether state law gives initiative sponsors legal authority to defend ballot measures.
Postedon Jan 17, 2011 at 09:01 am
Newark Mayor Cory Booker quotes Martin Luther King in explaining his support for the freedom to marry. Mayor Booker's remarks were made at a Freedom to Marry reception on January 13, 2011.
Postedon Jan 10, 2011 at 11:30 am
Nashua Telegraph: "Reviving the marriage equality issue now distracts lawmakers in New Hampshire from more important matters and could throw hundreds of married couples into a legal limbo for months, if not years."
Postedon Jan 06, 2011 at 01:00 pm
California state officials recently sworn into office include: Attorney General, Kamala Harris, Governor Jerry Brown, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Victoria Kolakowski, and Betty Yee, a member of the California Board of Equalization. Harris: "And in the spirit of Earl Warren, we are going to fight for the civil rights of every Californian – to worship as you will ... to live and work where you choose ... and to marry the person you love."
Postedon Jan 05, 2011 at 10:30 am
The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel said Tuesday it would not rule on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 until it gets a ruling from the California Supreme Court as to whether Yes on 8 proponents of the initiative have an “authoritative” entitlement to represent the voters who passed the initiative in the appeal in federal court.
Evan Wolfson: "Further delay in restoring the freedom to marry in California is a lamentable hardship on couples, but I am confident that we will regain the freedom to marry in California soon."
Postedon Jan 04, 2011 at 09:30 am
John Lynch is the current governor of New Hampshire. He was first elected in 2004 and has been re-elected every two years since.
Although originally opposed to a freedom to marry law in New Hampshire, Gov. Lynch signed a marriage equality bill into law on June 3, 2009, making New Hampshire the fifth state in the U.S. to allow such unions. In response to newly-elected republican majorities in both state houses expressing a commitment to eliminate the marriage law in the upcoming legislative session, Gov. Lynch has remained steadfast in stating he will veto any such discriminatory measure.
Postedon Dec 27, 2010 at 01:00 pm
Susan Cover reports on the events that led Maine Governor John Baldacci to change his views on the freedom to marry.
Baldacci: "...it [marriage equality] turned a lot of hearts and minds and it represents where we are going to be headed."
Postedon Dec 16, 2010 at 10:30 am
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.