Postedon Jan 10, 2011 at 01:00 pm
The "Economist" debate between Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson and NOM's Maggie Gallagher concluded with almost two thirds of the online votes being 'yes' for marriage equality being legalized.
We thank those who voted and encourage everyone to keep having conversations and sharing your perspectives.
Postedon Jan 10, 2011 at 09:30 am
No more "Mother" and "Father" for the Obama administration's State Department.
The department has announced that it is replacing the traditional parental designations on its passport applications (see above) with the more contemporaneously correct "Parent One" and "Parent Two."
Postedon Jan 07, 2011 at 01:30 pm
Instead of sticking to something safe, Miss New York Claire Buffie will be championing gay rights as part of her campaign to become the next Miss America.
Postedon Jan 07, 2011 at 11:30 am
Bert Brandenburg: "For more than 200 years, a safety barrier has protected our nation's courts and our democracy. No matter how controversial the case or unpopular the ruling, no state or federal judge has been impeached for an opinion issued from the bench."
"In the next few months, that may change. The fight is being waged by political operatives in Iowa, but every state should be watching."
Postedon Jan 07, 2011 at 09:30 am
A summary of the status of marriage equality legislation in Rhode island in 2011. The battle kicked off yesterday when state Representative Art Handy and state Senator Rhoda Perry introduced marriage equality bills.
Evan Wolfson: “We are certainly very hopeful.”
Postedon Jan 06, 2011 at 01:00 pm
California state officials recently sworn into office include: Attorney General, Kamala Harris, Governor Jerry Brown, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Victoria Kolakowski, and Betty Yee, a member of the California Board of Equalization. Harris: "And in the spirit of Earl Warren, we are going to fight for the civil rights of every Californian – to worship as you will ... to live and work where you choose ... and to marry the person you love."
Postedon Jan 06, 2011 at 11:00 am
The drive to legalize the freedom to marry in Rhode Island will begin anew on Thursday, with the re-introduction in the House of a bill to honor the marriages of same-sex couples.
Postedon Jan 05, 2011 at 03:00 pm
Attorney General Gary King says out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples will likely be valid in New Mexico.
Postedon Jan 05, 2011 at 09:30 am
Freedom to Marry's executive director, Evan Wolfson, and NOM's Maggie Gallagher have been engaged in an online debate on The Economist's website since Monday.
Check out the latest debate comments and cast your vote today.