Freedom to Marry Voice of Equality Alice Huffman honored in CA

The Bay Area Reporter
February 28, 2008
At age 71, Alice Huffman has seen her fair share of bruising battles for equal rights in her lifetime. A longtime leader in the civil rights movement, Huffman has certainly paid her dues and earned the right to a peaceful retirement. Yet Huffman isn't sitting back on her laurels. She has become a key player in the LGBT community's fight for marriage equality. [Link]

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MD Senator Tirelessly Fought for Civil Rights

Baltimore Sun
January 13, 2008
Prince George's County senator and civil rights activist Gwendolyn T. Britt died early yesterday. She was 66. The five-year Democratic state senator was expected to introduce legislation this year that would legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland - and by agreeing to do so, she had become a "hero" to that community, wrote Dan Furmansky, executive director of Equality Maryland. "Thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Marylanders and their families only knew Senator Britt by name, and yet this name truly meant everything to them," he wrote. [Link]

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Profs lobby for marriage equality

Yale Daily News
March 29, 2007
Yale Law School professor Ian Ayres waited nine hours for his turn to speak — but for the opportunity to fight for what he called the most pressing civil rights issue of our time, he didn't mind the wait. Ayres testified with his wife, Quinnipiac University law professor Jennifer Brown, a Freedom to Marry steering committee member and Voice of Equality. [Link]

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Demonstrations of Solidarity

Workers World
October 17, 2006
When the National Executive Board of the United Farm Workers—a predominantly Latin@ union—announced its principled stance in support of marriage equality, UFW Southern California Political Director Christine Chávez restated her grandfather's support of gay rights. [Link]

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REPORTS FROM THE FRONT: A Labor Day Look at Marriage Equality

Freedom to Marry
September 13, 2006
A look at conferences held September 2006 that make that crystal clear the growing realization of the need for marriage equality in the workplace: the Pride at Work national conference and the annual Out and Equal conference. [Link]

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Celebrating APA Voices for Equality During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Freedom to Marry
May 10, 2006

Andy Wong, the Coalition Manager of Asian Equality states, "Indeed, when it comes to marriage equality, APAs are not simply standing on the sidelines; many are spearheading the struggle nationwide." [Link]

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Straight, Not Narrow: How Straight Couples Can Support Gay Marriage

New Haven Advocate
June 15, 2005
Profs. Ian Ayres and Jennifer Brown write, "Massachusetts' innovation gives all of us some choices. Supporters of gay rights, regardless of sexual orientation, may want to reward the state for its progressive stance. Instead of the negativism of boycotts, a grassroots campaign should declare a marriage 'buycott.' [Link]

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Service Industry Labor Union, SEIU, Passes Marriage Equality Resolution

Pride at Work Press Release
June 28, 2004
Following the lead of several of their local unions, the AFL-CIO's largest and fastest growing union adopted a marriage equality resolution at their annual conference. [Link]

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