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.

Charlie Morgan, lesbian national guardsman, and wife push for gay marriage on democratic platform

Publication: Huffington Post

Author: Lila Shapiro

Publish Date: July 26th, 2012

A lesbian National Guardsman and her wife will testify this weekend before the Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee, urging Democrats to take an official stand on same-sex marriage in the party platform this election.

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.

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