Postedon Oct 23, 2012 at 10:45 am
This week marks the first anniversary of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) announcing the filing of McLaughlin v. Panetta, a landmark lawsuit challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Now, the lead plaintiffs in the case - Major Shannon McLaughlin of the Massachusetts National Guard and her wife Casey - are speaking out against DOMA in a new video.
Postedon Oct 22, 2012 at 04:30 pm
This week, "The Story of Monica and Naomi," the launch video in "Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry" our joint campaign with Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, won Best in Show and a Gold Award at the W3 Awards, which recognizes the creative forces behind award-winning websites, videos, and campaigns.
Postedon Oct 12, 2012 at 04:00 pm
Both ads feature African-American pastors emphasizing that Question 6 would allow for civil marriages between same-sex couples and that religious freedom would still be protected; that is, churches and religious institutions could still refuse to perform marriages for same-sex couples.
Postedon Oct 04, 2012 at 04:00 pm
Because of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex couples are deprived of more than 1,000 protections and responsibilities afforded to married different-sex couples. For Nathalie and Hope - and thousands of other binational same-sex couples like them - this includes the ability to sponsor your spouse for a green card to allow them to move permanently to the United States.
Postedon Oct 03, 2012 at 03:48 pm
A new release from The Legal Stranger Project takes a look at the life of Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Charlie Morgan, who recently returned from a deployment in Kuwait and is now battling incurable stage-four breast cancer. Should she not survive, her wife Karen would be unable to access any of the survivor benefits that she would need to take care of their five-year-old daughter Casey Elena.
Postedon Oct 03, 2012 at 03:30 pm
Today, the travel company Expedia published a video showcasing a father's journey to accepting his lesbian daughter as she prepares to marry her wife on their Wedding Day. The video is part of Expedia's new branding campaign called "Find Yours" - it asks viewers to "Find Your Understanding."
Postedon Oct 02, 2012 at 05:00 pm
A new documentary called 'Question One' tells the story of the 2009 marriage campaign in Maine. The film takes viewers behind the scenes of both sides of the campaign, giving a full picture of what happened.
Postedon Oct 02, 2012 at 04:30 pm
Yesterday, Washington United for Marriage, the coalition working to uphold the freedom to marry in Washington, released two new television advertisements that will begin airing across the state. Both of the ads discuss the role of religion in Washington residents' support for the freedom to marry.
Postedon Oct 01, 2012 at 12:30 pm
In a new special, "Rhetoric and Reality," In the Life Media tracks changing tides in the Republican Party's views on marriage for same-sex couples. The video spotlights some of the vehement anti-gay rhetoric we've seen in the modern party and demonstrates how some Republicans are working against those perspectives.
Postedon Sep 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm
As a wedding gift to her friends Chris and Carl, Lindsay Katt wrote and recorded "My Home," a song about the love they've shared for ten years. She produced a slideshow with the song and screened it during the wedding, and now the song is available on iTunes and other music distribution sites. All of the funds raised from "My Home" will be donated to Freedom to Marry. Read our Q&A with Lindsay!