Video: Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Laura Bush and the Freedom to Marry

In a discussion about recent comments former First Lady Laura Bush made about marriage equality, Elisabeth Hasselbeck talks about a conversation she had with singer Melissa Etheridge and urges people who are opposed to marriage equality to talk "with someone who wants the freedom to marry or who has been in a marriage with a same-sex partner."

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Voice for Equality: Laura Bush

Laura Bush is the wife of the forty-third President of the United States, George W. Bush, and was the First Lady of the United States from January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009.

Bush's political involvement began with her marriage. She campaigned in her husband's unsuccessful 1978 run for the United States Congress and later his successful Texas gubernatorial campaign. As First Lady of Texas, Bush implemented many initiatives focused on health, education, and literacy. In 1999, she aided her husband in campaigning for the presidency of the United States in a number of ways, most notably delivering a keynote address at the 2000 Republican National Convention; this gained her national attention. She became first lady after her husband defeated Democrat Al Gore in the 2000 election.

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For same-sex couples, a patchwork of marriage laws

Many lesbian and gay couples struggle with the classification and recognition of their relationships due to varying marriage equality laws and freedom to marry bans throughout the United States.

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Statement from Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, on Hawaii civil union vote

Hawaii House of Representatives Joins the State Senate in Overwhelming Support for Civil Union Bill

"Step in the Right Direction, Though Short of Marriage"

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Before freedom to marry, clashes on free speech

It will be a couple of years until the freedom to marry reaches the Supreme Court. But two early skirmishes — if not proxy battles — arrived this month. Both are fights over the First Amendment ground rules for the debate.

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Losing the argument over marriage, anti-gay forces pound the table

It's time to stop the table-pounding and allow Americans a conversation about the freedom to marry rooted in evidence, reason, and fairness.

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Evan Wolfson: Tax day’s here, time to dump DOMA

Freedom to Marry's Executive Director, Evan Wolfson, says the so-called Defense of Marriage Act consistently harms same-sex couples and their families — glaringly so on tax day.

Visit Freedom to Marry’s online Action Center to contact your lawmakers today and tell them how DOMA hurts gay couples, their families, states like Massachusetts, and our country’s basic fairness.

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Jujamcyn’s Roth Picked for Crain’s 40 Under 40 ‘Rising Stars’

Freedom to Marry Steering Committee Member and Voice for Equality, Jordan Roth, has been picked by Crain's as one of its 40 Under 40 "Rising Stars."

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Meghan McCain Defends Her Stance on the Freedom to Marry at Talk in DC Area

Meghan McCain, a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, voiced her support for marriage equality in a speech at George Washington University Thursday night, calling it “this generation’s civil rights movement” and urging like-minded “progressive Republicans” to start speaking out.

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Corvino: What’s love got to do with it?

Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, John Corvino, responds to comments by opponents of the freedom to marry.

He points out that though many opposed to marriage equality want to cling to a strict definition of marriage, "...marriage does not lend itself to a pithy definition. Whatever marriage is, its definition won’t be like, 'A triangle is a three-sided plane figure.'”

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