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Loading Up the Medals, but Still Racing for the Freedom to Marry at Home

Publication: The Huffington Post

Author: Evan Wolfson, President and Founder of Freedom to Marry

Publish Date: July 25th, 2012

On Friday, the world will be watching as its best athletes come together in London to compete for the Olympic gold. It's an old tradition at the junction of friendly rivalry, hard work, and patriotism -- and when Americans win, the audience over here cheers.

Hedge funds back gay marriage

Publication: Financial Times

Author: Matthew Garrahan

Publish Date: July 24th, 2012

A group of wealthy pro-Republican hedge fund managers is backing efforts to legalise same-sex marriage in four US states that will vote on the issue in November, as the party’s more socially liberal donors try to regain ground ceded to social conservatives.

Gay Marriage Produced $259 Million For New York City Economy

Publication: Bloomberg

Author: Henry Goldman

Publish Date: July 24th, 2012

New York City reaped $259 million of economic benefits from same-sex marriages in the first year of the law allowing the practice, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn said.

Some main republicans join fight to legalize gay marriage

Publication: Press Harald

Author: Steve Mistler

Publish Date: July 24th, 2012

In 2009, Pittsfield Republican state Rep. Stacey Fitts voted with the majority of his caucus against a bill to allow same-sex marriage in Maine. Fitts later stayed out of the fight that overturned the law after the Legislature had passed it.

Illinois same-sex marriage plaintiffs put children first

Publication: The Examiner

Author: Darryl Grant

Publish Date: July 20th, 2012

When the 7-year-old daughter of Theresa Volpe and Mercedes Santos, of Chicago, had to explain to her grade-school classmates, as part of a presentation on student families, that her parents were joined in a civil union, she found the task difficult, to say, the least; not withstanding that many adults don’t understand exactly what they are either.

Cancer-stricken lesbian soldier fights for he life, family’s equality

Publication: Towle Road

Author: Towle Road

Publish Date:

Here's a sobering and important video from Freedom to Marry and SLDN for their Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry campaign against DOMA featuring Charlie Morgan and her wife Karen.

Cancer-stricken soldier fights to overturn DOMA ASAP

Publication: Frontiers LA

Author: Karen Ocamb

Publish Date: July 18th, 2012

This is just plain old unfair! Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan and her wife Karen describe their situation best in the video and Freedom to Marry and SLDN explain in the press release below how Karen would not be entitled to survivor’s benefits upon CW2 Morgan’s death. Charlie said today:

Freedom to Marry aims campaign at young conservatives

Publication: OutQNews

Author: The SiriusXM OutQ News Blog

Publish Date: July 16th, 2012

An LGBT advocacy group fighting for marriage equality nationwide is enlisting the help of a key political demographic to help further its cause: young conservatives.

National, local latino groups step up LGBT support

Publication: Wsconsin Gazette

Author: Louis Weisberg

Publish Date: June 12th, 2012

The campaign, called “Familia es Familia” (”Family is Family”) was announced on July 8 at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza in Las Vegas. Freedom to Marry, a nationwide coalition that campaigns for marriage equality, is providing seed funding for the project, which also has a financial commitment from the Gill Foundation.

New coalition lifts up latino LGBT familia

Publication: NPR

Author: NPR

Publish Date: July 11th, 2012

The campaign, called “Familia es Familia” (”Family is Family”) was announced on July 8 at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza in Las Vegas. Freedom to Marry, a nationwide coalition that campaigns for marriage equality, is providing seed funding for the project, which also has a financial commitment from the Gill Foundation.

Young conservatives for marriage equality

Publication: Daily Beast

Author: Andrew Sullivan

Publish Date: July 10th, 2012

A taboo is broken.

Freedom to marry aims campaign at young conservatives

Publication: Huffington Post

Author: Amanda Terkel

Publish Date: July 10th, 2012

As support for marriage equality continues to grow, a significant number of conservative hold-outs still insist that marriage must remain between one man and one woman.

Freedom To Marry Aims Campaign At Young Conservatives

Publication: The Huffington Post

Author: Amanda Terkel

Publish Date: July 10th, 2012

As support for marriage equality continues to grow, a significant number of conservative hold-outs still insist that marriage must remain between one man and one woman. But instead of simply writing off Republicans, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights group Freedom to Marry today begins a campaign to spread the message that support for marriage equality is consistent with conservative principles. To do so, Freedom to Marry is tapping a group on the right already trending away from the GOP traditional position: young conservatives.

Latino groups launch groundbreaking gay rights public service campaign.

Publication: NBC Latino

Author: Sandra Lilley

Publish Date: July 9th, 2012

The country’s leading Latino advocacy organizations have endorsed a first-of-its-kind public service campaign, aimed at helping families understand – and accept – their Latino sons and daughters, brothers and sisters who are gay or LGBT.

22 latino organizations back pro-LGBT campaign

Publication: Washington Blade

Author: Michael K. Lavers

Publish Date: July 8th, 2012

More than 20 Latino civil rights organizations announced on Sunday that they have endorsed a campaign designed to bolster acceptance of LGBT-specific issues among Hispanics.

Facebook co-founder chris hughes marries longtime boyfriend

Publication: Forbes

Author: Brian Solomon

Publish Date: July 2nd, 2012

The Facebook-watching world was surprised the day following the company’s IPO when co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg married his girlfriend Priscilla Chan.

Facebook Adds Same-Sex Marriage Icons for Couples

Publication: Mashable

Author: Samantha Murphy

Publish Date: July 2nd, 2012

Facebook has introduced a new Timeline feature that allows same-sex couples to declare their marriage status on the site with icons that best reflect the relationship, rather than the standard icon of a bride and a groom used for straight couples.

LULAC, nation’s oldest latino group, backs marriage equality

Publication: The Advocate

Author: Julie Bolcer

Publish Date: July 1st, 2012

Momentum for marriage equality in the Latino community continued Saturday when the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the nation’s oldest and largest Latino civil rights and advocacy group, passed a resolution at its annual convention.

Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge

Publication: New York Times

Author: Vincent M. Mallozi

Publish Date: July 1st, 2012

Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge were married Saturday at their home in Garrison, N.Y. William J. Corbett, a retired village justice of Floral Park, N.Y., officiated.

Bill offers benefits to gay military couples

Publication: Marine Corps Times

Author: Rick Maze

Publish Date: June 28th, 2012

A key House Democrat supports providing full military and veterans benefits to same-sex couples.

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