Postedon Jun 06, 2012 at 09:29 am
This week, five new mayors from Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia signed onto our Mayors for the Freedom to Marry initiative.
Postedon May 10, 2011 at 10:27 am
A recent poll released shows that opponents of the freedom to marry are in the minority in Virginia
Postedon Oct 15, 2010 at 09:00 am
Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, Menachem Rosensaft: "We must never lose sight of the fact that divisive rhetoric and demagoguery have consequences. The delegitimization or demonization of any group threatens our society as a whole."
Postedon Sep 27, 2010 at 01:00 pm
Wyoming and nine other states have filed an anti-gay amicus brief in the Prop 8 appeal case saying the Constitution does not require marriage to include same-sex couples and that states, not federal courts, have final say in whether to honor the freedom to marry.
Postedon Apr 02, 2010 at 09:50 am
When D.C. Councilmember and Georgetown alum David Catania (I-At Large, SFS ‘90, LAW ‘94) gave a speech at Georgetown in March of last year, he talked about marriage equality as an “undying civil rights” issue that he hoped to make progress on. What a difference a year makes: Yesterday, Catania was back on campus, discussing the successful freedom to marry legalization bill he sponsored and the role race and religion played in the fight for marriage equality in the District.
Postedon Mar 31, 2010 at 07:56 am
Marriage applications have skyrocketed since the District started issuing licenses for same-sex couples this month, with droves of gay partners expected to relocate to the city from states where they can't tie the knot.
Postedon Feb 15, 2010 at 12:57 pm
Rev. Irene Monroe takes the occasion of Valentine's Day to remember the 1967 Loving v. Virginia U.S. Supreme Court decision that "set the stage for defining marriage as a civil right. May the 'Loving -spirit' of Mildred Loving and the justice acts of St. Valentine be with us on this day."
Postedon Feb 09, 2010 at 10:54 am
February 9, 2010
Delegate David Englin, D-Alexandria, wants Virginia to repeal its constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages. He says the amendment, which voters approved four years ago, is unfair to gay and lesbian couples. “If we are to take our founding values seriously, where we say that every human being deserves equal treatment under the law, then we cannot enshrine in the Constitution a policy that boils down to nothing but bigotry,” Englin said. [Link]
Postedon Dec 29, 2009 at 12:55 pm
December 28, 2009
The Virginia based paper writes, "The District of Columbia City Council has voted to allow same-sex marriage in the nation's capital, and the mayor has signed the law. Now it goes to Congress where lawmakers have the authority to override it. They should refrain from doing so." (Link)