Postedon Apr 04, 2010 at 10:12 am
The Rev. Dr. Jane Adams Spahr, Janie, as she prefers to be called, describes herself as a lesbian, feminist and Presbyterian minister committed to justice issues for the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community, pursuing connections for wholeness with other oppressed communities claiming their freedom.
Postedon Apr 02, 2010 at 04:46 pm
As we approach the first anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court's unanimous April 3, 2009, decision legalizing same-sex marriage - and the sixth-month anniversary of our own marriage - our thoughts of the entire experience are feelings of joy and gratitude. We have been overwhelmed by the responses and support of so many friends, as well as those of people we met for the first time. Not a single person has expressed any reservation about our desire to become legally married.
Postedon Apr 02, 2010 at 11:50 am
The Household Cavalry is the U.K.’s most elite branch of service. Its members provide security for visiting heads of state, as well as for top-ranking national officials. 23-year-old Lance Corporal James Wharton made military history when he became the first member of the Household Cavalry to marry his same-sex life partner.
Postedon Apr 01, 2010 at 07:21 pm
Evan Wolfson: "We applaud One Iowa and the level-headed lawmakers who rebuffed attempts throughout the year to amend Iowa's constitution and strip away the freedom to marry. The legislature adjourned last week heeding what every poll reported: that Iowans had no interest in taking away the newfound joy and security of same-sex couples and their families. Fairness won out, and Iowa continues to inspire America to follow its heartland to marriage equality."
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 Mar 28, 2010 at 05:24 pm
When Jonathan Howard and Gregory Jones, the 20th couple to apply for a marriage license in DC, found out Crate & Barrel's Ultimate Wedding Contest was open to couples holding commitment ceremonies, they entered. Now, they have a good shot at winning.
Postedon Mar 22, 2010 at 10:22 am
Gay couples from Maryland have been flocking to Washington this month since it began sanctioning the freedom to marry, joining five states. Staff at D.C. Superior Court have been too busy to sort applications by state, but a spokeswoman said it appeared that at least 25 percent of the 151 license-seekers the first day were from Maryland.
Postedon Mar 22, 2010 at 10:09 am
The Post's recent coverage has provoked loud cries of bias from opponents. Their ire centers on stories, columns and photos that ran in the days after the District began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on March 3. Scores accused The Post of abandoning neutrality and engaging in a victory celebration.
Postedon Mar 19, 2010 at 11:38 am
U.S. Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah) has backed off pushing an amendment aimed at overturning D.C.’s freedom to marry law — most likely because his Republican colleagues joined Senate Democrats in opposing his plan to attach it to an aviation bill, according to Capitol Hill insiders.
Postedon Mar 12, 2010 at 12:22 pm
The mayor was there. So were the protesters. Judith Vazquez wore an ivory wedding dress. So did her bride.
Vazquez and Lol Kin Castaneda on Thursday became the first same-sex couple to marry in Mexico under a new law that allows gay couples to wed and to adopt children.