Civilities: The president made history with three words last night

Publication: Washington Post

Author: Steven Petrow

Publish Date: January 21st, 2015

Last night, President Obama spoke three words never explicitly said before in a State of the Union address: “lesbian,” “bisexual” and “transgender.”

Gay Marriage Fight Will Cost Tens of Millions

Publication: Washington Post

Author: Juliet Eilperin

Publish Date: July 2nd, 2013

Now that the gay marriage fight is intensifying on the state level, how much will both sides spend on it over the next three years? Tens of millions of dollars.

Social Security Rules Defy Same-Sex Decision

Publication: Wall Street Journal

Author: Jared Favole and Brent Kendall

Publish Date: June 28th, 2013

As the Obama administration moves to implement the Supreme Court's landmark ruling requiring equal federal treatment for same-sex marriages, its biggest hurdle may come in the payment of Social Security benefits.

Both Sides on Same-Sex Marriage Issue Focus on the Next State Battlegrounds

Publication: New York Times

Author: Erik Eckholm

Publish Date: June 27th, 2013

Now the two sides of the marriage wars are gearing up to resume the costly state-by-state battles that could, in the hopes of each, spread marriage equality to several more states in the next few years, or reveal a brick wall of values that cannot be breached. There is wide agreement from both sides on where the next battlefields will be.

Big Wins for the Freedom to Marry. Now Let’s Finish the Job.

Publication: Reuters

Author: Evan Wolfson

Publish Date: June 26th, 2013

Nearly two years after we were pronounced married by New York state in front of our family and friends, my husband and I are finally married in the eyes of the federal government.

Obama Touts Movement on Gay Rights, But Frustrations Remain


Author: Halimah Abdullah

Publish Date: June 14th, 2013

President Barack Obama hailed steps forward for gay, lesbians and transgendered people on Thursday, asserting this community's fight for rights has reached a "turning point."

In 50 Years, Huge Strides for Gay Rights Movement

Publication: Associated Press

Author: David Crary

Publish Date: June 8th, 2013

Go back 50 years in time.

Evan Wolfson discusses same-sex marriage’s long road to the high court

Publication: National Law Journal

Author: Marcia Coyle

Publish Date: December 19th, 2012

Next year, when the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on two same-sex marriage cases, 30 years will have passed since a young Harvard Law student, at the forefront of that civil rights movement today, wrote a thesis arguing the constitutional, legal and social reasons for recognizing gay marriages.

For Marriage Equality, the Work’s Not Just in Court

Publication: New York Times

Author: Evan Wolfson

Publish Date: December 11th, 2012

Proponents of same-sex marriage had good reason to celebrate last week; the Supreme Court announced that it could restore the freedom to marry in California and end federal discrimination against the marriages celebrated by same-sex couples in the nine states (along with the District of Columbia) that have the freedom to marry.

The Marriage Plot: Inside This Year’s Epic Campaign for Gay Equality

Publication: The Atlantic

Author: Molly Ball

Publish Date: December 11th, 2012

How activists rewrote the political playbook, reversed decades of defeat, and finally won over voters.

American marriage equality leader to address Sydney audience

Publication: Australia Marriage Equality

Author: Australia Marriage Equality

Publish Date: August 2nd, 2012

American marriage equality leader to address Sydney audience

Minnesota CEO rallying fellow execs to publicly oppose marriage amendment

Publication: Bloomberg Businessweek

Author: Knight Ridder

Publish Date: August 1st, 2012

When he talks privately to other corporate executives, John Taft says he's noticed two things.

Should gay marriage be on the democratic party platform?

Publication: U.S. News

Author: Teresa Welsh

Publish Date: August 1st, 2012

The Democratic National Committee announced Monday that gay marriage would officially become part of the party's platform for the first time.

N.H. sen. shaheen endorses gay marriage platform for democratic party

Publication: The Examiner

Author: Paul Briand

Publish Date: August 1st, 2012

The Democratic Party is moving toward adding gay marriage to its 2012 campaign platform, and New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is all for it.

The democratic party says ‘i do’ to marriage equality

Publication: Examiner

Author: Tarringo Vaughan

Publish Date: July 31st, 2012

This has already been a monumental year regarding the question of same-sex marriage on both sides of the fence and things may just be heating up politically.

In gay marriage fight, some companies take a stand

Publication: Washington Post

Author: Laura Petrecca

Publish Date: July 30th, 2012

In an unconventional move, a number of high-profile business executives have come out on the issue of gay marriage.

Dems approve draft of same-sex marriage plank for convention platform

Publication: CNN

Author: Kevin Liptak

Publish Date: July 30th, 2012

Democrats meeting in Minneapolis this weekend approved draft language supportive of same-sex marriage as a plank in their party's platform, two Democratic sources confirmed Monday.

Democratic party to formally back marriage equality

Publication: Buzzfeed

Author: Chris Geidner

Publish Date: July 30th, 2012

The Democratic Party took action this weekend to include marriage equality as a formal part of the party's platform — a statement of governing principles that, while not binding, is a strong sign of where the leadership of the party stands on issues great and small.

Freedom to marry and military couple in landmark lawsuit to testify on democratic platform

Publication: Erie Gay News

Author: Erie Gay News

Publish Date: July 27th, 2012

Continuing its leadership in urging Democrats to take a stand on the freedom to marry in its party platform this election, Freedom to Marry National Director Marc Solomon will testify before the Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee July 27-28 in Minneapolis, along with Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan of the New Hampshire National Guard, and her wife, Karen.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gives $2.5 million to campaign to defend same-sex marriage in Washington

Publication: The Washington Post

Author: Associated Press

Publish Date: July 27th, 2012 founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced Friday they are donating $2.5 million to the campaign to defend Washington's same-sex marriage law.

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