Postedon Nov 14, 2013 at 03:30 pm
This month, Freedom to Marry is working to Light Up the Map by urging mayors from all across the United States to voice their support for marriage for same-sex couples and become Mayors for the Freedom to Marry.
Postedon Apr 01, 2013 at 03:29 pm
In the past week, nine U.S. Senators have announced their support for the freedom to marry, explaining how their views have evolved and how they have come to understand that now is the time to stand on the Right Side of History.
Postedon Jan 19, 2011 at 05:45 pm
For the sixth year in a row, West Virginia will be considering a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between “one man and one woman.”
Last Thursday, the WV Senate and House issued a joint resolution calling for a public vote on marriage in 2012.
Postedon Aug 06, 2010 at 02:37 pm
Freedom to Marry's Summer for Marriage Tour wraps up next week with events in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. The tour, which was originally organized in response to the National Organization for Marriage's anti-gay “One Man, One Woman” bus tour, has highlighted widespread support for the freedom to marry with supporters of equality outnumbering NOM’s supporters on all 16 stops thus far
Postedon Feb 24, 2010 at 02:50 pm
Democrats in the West Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday swiftly shot down Republican attempts to advance a constitutional ban on the freedom to marry.
GOP delegates unsuccessfully tried to force a floor vote on a bipartisan resolution (HJR5) called the "Marriage Protection Amendment." The proposal calls for a statewide referendum on whether to amend West Virginia's constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.
Postedon Jul 22, 2009 at 09:55 am
July 22, 2009
It took from 1664 to 1967 for the Supreme Court to overturn the original miscegenation laws. Time is on the side of marriage equality as well. It may take years to happen, as do most other value issue changes, but when it does occur we will find that the freedom to marry will not destroy our nation. [Link]
Postedon Jul 15, 2009 at 06:33 pm
July 14, 2009
As some states move toward marriage equality, conservative Christian groups are pressing West Virginia lawmakers to let voters ban it by amending the state constitution. On Tuesday, an interim legislative committee studying a possible constitutional amendment - which would define marriage as between one man and one woman - heard from supporters and opponents of the idea. [Link]
Postedon Jul 14, 2009 at 04:56 pm
July 14, 2009
Charleston, WV residents speak out and what they have to say may surprise you. Nearly everyone we randomly approached on the street said they didn't have a problem with extending the freedom to marry to everyone. [Link]
Postedon Jul 07, 2009 at 01:31 pm
July 7, 2009
A proposal to constitutionally ban marriage equality in West Virginia went nowhere in the Legislature this year, but that isn't stopping lawmakers from studying it. Instead, legislators voted to study it during interim meetings. [Link]
Postedon Jan 29, 2009 at 11:34 am
January 29, 2009
The W.V. Supreme Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear a case filed by the anti-gay Family Policy Council of West Virginia with the intent of prohibiting a gay couple from adopting a child they have cared for since birth. [Link]