University of Delaware students show support for marriage equality

UDaily
March 15, 2006
Gay and straight students showed their support for marriage equality by joining in symbolic wedding ceremonies on the patio of the Trabant University Center on Monday, March 13, during the third annual "Marry-in." [Link]

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Marriage Blitz

American Prospect Online
March 10, 2006

The 2004 marriage initiatives and the subsequent Democratic gay-bashing had a salutary effect on LGBT organizations. People had a strategic epiphany that [victory] wasn't going to come in an avalanche, said 
Evan Wolfson, founding director of the national group Freedom to Marry. [Link]

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Phone company uses anti-gay messages to sell service

Gay Peoples Chronicle
March 10, 2006
A long distance phone carrier and internet service provider uses an anti-gay scheme to to randomly telemarket homes through two conservative nonprofits. Making the automated calls on behalf of the charities keeps company exempt from the national Do Not Call list.

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There They Go Again

TMP Cafe
March 1, 2006

"...On the other side there's 
Evan Wolfson, a longtime movement leader, who famously argues that no one ever got half a loaf by asking for half a loaf..." [Link]

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I Do, But I Can’t

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 1, 2006
Denying gay people the freedom to marry causes harms, including toll on psychological well-being, according to a policy paper from the National Sexuality Resource Center at San Francisco State University. [Link]

Read the Executive Summary here.

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Life goes on after Prop. 2

Houston Voice
February 24, 2006
The series of events that took place in observance of Freedom to Marry week could benefit those who are depressed because of last year's approval of Proposition 2, a state constitutional amendment banning marriage equality. [link]

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Religious Leaders Speak Out on Marriage

The Bay Area Reporter
March 23, 2006

Clergy members and gay and lesbian leaders exchanged ideas on how to influence the religious middle on marriage equality and organize opposition to the proposed federal constitutional gay marriage ban during a forum held at San Francisco's LGBT Community Center. [Link]

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DuPage couple turned away on V-Day

Windy City Times
February 22, 2006
"With the whole staff eavesdropping—and not so subtly—we explained about the rights we are denied and that this is a matter of civil rights. We also told them about Freedom to Marry week, which they were unaware of." McMillan and Szalkowski were more than civil; they were downright personable. "We [ even ] brought the office a box of candy, which was well-received," they stated. [Link]

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Marriage Was a Valentine’s Day Focus

Gay City News
February 16, 2006

Advocates led by Marriage Equality, Metropolitan Community Church converged in downtown New York. Evan Wolfson said about the event, We have an opportunity to have a much greater impact by going out and engaging opinion makers and groups of New Yorkers on this issue. The next several months are crucial because we have to create a climate that shows New Yorkers are ready for it.

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RADIO INTERVIEW: Samiya Bashir on the importance of marriage equality

Rainbow Radio
February 12, 2006
Freedom to Marry Communication Director Samiya Bashir joins RAINBOW RADIO in South Carolina for their Freedom to Marry Week program to discuss the importance of marriage equality. [link]

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