Postedon Apr 24, 2013 at 01:30 pm
Twenty years ago, Justice Steven Levinson and the Hawaii Supreme Court made history. They became the first appellate court in global history to find that a state constitution presumptively prohibited the exclusion of same-sex couples from access to marriage. As the anniversary of the ruling he authored approaches, Justice Steven Levinson reflects on the ruling and looks ahead to the future of the freedom to marry.
Postedon Apr 24, 2013 at 11:30 am
This week, a number of new mayors joined the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry coalition - including Mayor Lioneld Jordan from Fayetteville, AR and Mayor Barb Shirley from Salina, KS.
Postedon Apr 23, 2013 at 05:00 pm
Today, the House of Representatives in Delaware voted in favor of HB75, the bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state of Delaware!
Postedon Apr 23, 2013 at 02:20 pm
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee in Rhode Island voted in favor of S38, the bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Rhode Island. By a vote of 7-4, the committee members advanced the marriage bill to the full Senate floor and voted against a discriminatory referendum bill that sought to send the freedom to marry to the ballot.
Postedon Apr 23, 2013 at 10:20 am
Today, the French National Assembly finalized the passage of the freedom to marry! By a final vote of 331-225, the French General Assembly passed legislation to extend the freedom to marry and the ability to adopt to same-sex couples.
Postedon Apr 23, 2013 at 08:15 am
Today, on the day that the Senate Judiciary Committee in Rhode Island will vote on legislation that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples, all of the members of the Senate Republican Caucus in Rhode Island announced their support for the marriage bill. The caucus is now the first legislative caucus of any political party in any state to unanimously support the freedom to marry.
Postedon Apr 23, 2013 at 07:30 am
Last night, Tuesday, April 22, the Nevada Senate voted in favor of a resolution that would begin the process of winning the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Nevada.
Postedon Apr 22, 2013 at 01:00 pm
As Doug Behl and Terry Goldman prepared to get married, they thought about the life they had built together, the ways that marriage would strengthen their commitment, and how this legal bond would protect their future family.
Postedon Apr 22, 2013 at 11:00 am
This week, legislation to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Rhode Island and Delaware - and the first step toward winning marriage in Nevada - faces critical votes. Read about each of the movements in the states here.
Postedon Apr 19, 2013 at 02:00 pm
This week, marriage moved forward in Brazil when the Corregedor Geral de Justiça of Rio de Janeiro authorized marriages between same-sex couples. Rio de Janeiro is now the tenth state to pass the freedom to marry in Brazil.