Postedon Jul 28, 2009 at 11:14 am
Summer Interns, Freedom to Marry
July 28, 2009
Today marks the debut of Freedom to Marry’s summer-long foray into the world of video blogging. Led by interns Pippa Bianco, Grant Gilles, and Matt Zuckerman, Freedom to Marry will use this new blog format to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about marriage equality.
The accompanying two videos were written and filmed in Freedom to Marry’s New York headquarters over a period of two weeks. The first video offers a general introduction to the Freedom to Marry Video Blog and a brief content overview:
The second video explains why Freedom to Marry prefers the term “marriage equality” or the “freedom to marry” over “gay marriage” or “same-sex marriage”:
While our next three videos are already in production, we are calling upon you, our readers, to tell us where to go next. To have a question answered on the Freedom to Marry Video Blog, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Pippa, Grant, and Matt
Postedon Jul 20, 2009 at 10:21 am
July 19, 2009
A series of internet-based ads has been launched in Australia by Equal Love 09 to inform the public about gay discrimination issues in the lead up to August 1st rallies to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. See all the ads at: http://www.youtube.com/user/EqualLove09
Postedon Jul 19, 2009 at 10:36 pm
July 18, 2009
Supporters of the freedom to marry canvassed neighborhoods where at least half of all voters supported the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. Scotti Maldonado, Equality California, said, "We all have personal stories we can share with people that really creates that connection between us. So it's about changing hearts and minds through telling your story and humanizing yourself." [Link to story and video]
Postedon Jul 01, 2009 at 10:22 pm
June 29, 2009
Postedon Jun 30, 2009 at 07:38 pm
June 29, 2009
Congress is in recess, so Rep. Polis was in his district Monday, not at the White House party. For those who don't know him yet, Polis is an openly gay, first-term Democrat from Colorado. Chuck Todd interviewed Polis on Hardball about Obama and gay issues. I found the DOMA segment particularly interesting. Polis made it quite clear that the problem was the DOMA brief. Polis explained, as we and many others have explained, that the Obama administration didn't have to defend the law and certainly didn't have to respond in the way they did:
Postedon Jun 30, 2009 at 10:00 am
June 29, 2009
Family Values was selected by the Project Pushback judges, from the 11 finalists, as the Grand Prize winner, earning creator Andrew Putschoegl the $2,500 grand prize!
Equality California, Jordan / Rustin Coalition Launch Mobilization Effort on Marriage Equality for S
Postedon Jun 16, 2009 at 02:36 pm
June 16, 2009
As same-sex couples who were able to legally marry last year celebrate their one-year-anniversaries, Equality California (EQCA) and Jordan / Rustin Coalition (JRC) are together launching an education and mobilization effort on the freedom to marry in LA's African-American communities. The effort includes a TV commercial, on-the-ground organizers and a dedicated field office, which will be based in South Los Angeles, a predominantly African-American community. As part of today's launch, the organizations released a television ad that features a gay African-American couple, Xavier and Michael Boykin-Haggood, along with three of their five children, Dante, Emmanuel and Fatima. The family lives in LA's Leimert Park neighborhood. Their ad is scheduled to air starting the week of June 22nd. [Link]
Postedon Jun 16, 2009 at 12:00 pm
June 16, 2009
Rachel Maddow took on the Obama administration's defense of DOMA last night on MSNBC. Maddow: "Are you ready for the latest talking points against same-sex marriage in the United States? Here we go. Are you ready? ..." Guest Howard Dean was at his firebrand best. In unvarnished language he condemned the Department of Justic brief on DOMA calling it a "big mistake" and a problem Obama will have "dig himself out of." He also forcefully stated, "But this is a huge mistake. You cannot talk about gay Americans the way gay Americans were talked about in this brief." Watch the full interview below: