Postedon Jul 23, 2012 at 02:30 pm
Chris and Carl's wedding on May 27, 2012 at the Broad Street Ballroom in lower Manhattan was truly a family-focused celebration. Christopher's brother got ordained online and officiated the ceremony, while Christopher's father, who works as a minister, gave a blessing for the occasion. The couple's two-year-old daughter Harper served as the flower girl, and their dogs walked down the aisle with the ring bearers - who were Harper's cousins.
Postedon Jul 23, 2012 at 11:30 am
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 marks the first anniversary of legal marriages between same-sex couples in New York. To celebrate, Freedom to Marry is sharing the stories of same-sex couples who tied the knot this year. Today, we're sharing the story of Daniel Watts and Chip Bailey, who married on July 27, 2011.
Postedon Jul 20, 2012 at 02:30 pm
A beautiful new essay from a lesbian Jewish rabbi in Tablet chronicles her wedding to another female rabbi and outlines how her grandmother grew to accept her. The essay provides a lens into how traditional Jewish communities can grow to not only accept - but to celebrate - their gay and lesbian family members.
Postedon Jun 29, 2012 at 09:00 am
It's already been a huge summer for the freedom to marry, with President Obama's comments about marriage for same-sex couples and movement in states facing ballot initiatives. But in the entertainment and pop culture world, the freedom to marry has also been gaining significant visibility. Here, we look at nine marriage moments and applaud their positive media representation.
Postedon Jun 15, 2012 at 04:00 pm
Although Paul and David's marriage is legal in Iowa and other states that recognize marriages between same-sex couples, the fact that Paul is a service member complicates the protections that the government affords to their relationship. The so-called Defense of Marriage Act forces the military to treat their relationship like a second-class marriage.
Postedon May 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Today marks the eight-year anniversary of the first marriages between same-sex couples in Massachusetts, the first state in our country to embrace the freedom to marry.
Postedon Aug 18, 2011 at 12:26 pm
This past weekend, two New York Assemblywomen witnessed family members making that special commitment of marriage to another person—of the same sex. Assemblywomen Teresa Sayward, R-Willsboro, and Janet Duprey, R-Peru, witnessed and celebrated the freedom to marry after being part of the historic vote that brought the freedom to marry to New York.
Postedon Jul 26, 2011 at 04:34 pm
Our New Media Intern reflects on her experience interviewing couples at the City Clerk's Office in Manhattan on the first day of marriages in New York.
Postedon Jul 25, 2011 at 01:21 pm
Want a religious venue for your wedding? Believe Out Loud has an searchable map that can help.