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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.

Focus on the Family

Publication: National Journal

Author: Jim O'Sullivan

Publish Date: June 25th, 2012

President Obama’s interview last month announcing his shift on gay marriage was worth parsing for more than its political implications. “I’ve always been adamant that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally,” Obama said. Then, adopting a new tone, he disavowed his earlier position that “civil unions would be sufficient” in providing benefits like hospital-visitation rights.

A poster couple a year later

Publication: New York Press

Author: David Gibbons

Publish Date: July 21st, 2012

Freedom to Marry (FTM) sparked its campaign to win the right to same-sex marriage in New York State last year with a series of short videos featuring charming, engaging gay couples–not least among them George Constantinou and Farid Ali Lancheros–that put a human face on the issue and helped insure the movement’s success.

A Poster Couple A Year Later

Publication: New York Press

Author: David Gibbons

Publish Date: June 21st, 2012

Freedom to Marry (FTM) sparked its campaign to win the right to same-sex marriage in New York State last year with a series of short videos featuring charming, engaging gay couples–not least among them George Constantinou and Farid Ali Lancheros–that put a human face on the issue and helped insure the movement’s success.

The Freedom to Marry

Publication: Momentum Magazine

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

Publish Date: June 20th, 2012

The past few months have brought surging momentum to our campaign to win the freedom to marry. From the President’s heartfelt and powerful embrace to the unanimous federal appellate ruling that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, we continue to make huge progress along the Roadmap to Victory, Freedom to Marry’s national strategy. But until all loving, committed couples can share in the freedom to marry nationwide, the work is not yet done. And the necessary work won’t just do itself.

Minnesota CEO Rallying Fellow Execs to Publicly Oppose Marriage Amendment

Publication: Bloomberg Businessweek

Author: Julie Forster and Tom Webb

Publish Date: June 17th, 2012

When he talks privately to other corporate executives, John Taft says he's noticed two things. First, he finds that almost none of Minnesota's business leaders support the marriage amendment. That amendment would add to the state constitution, "only a union between one man and one woman will be recognized as a marriage in Minnesota." But second, Taft finds that almost no CEOs are eager to take a public stand on a controversial issue such as same-sex marriage, wary of seeing their companies caught up in a culture war.

Kids of gay parents fare worse, study finds, but draws fire from experts

Publication: CBS News

Author: Ryan Jaslow

Publish Date: July 12th, 2012

A new study that finds children of a gay or lesbian parent may be more likely to have social and emotional problems has sparked controversy on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate.

Capt. Stephen Hill, Gay Soldier Booed at GOP Debate, Pushes for Marriage Equality

Publication: Huffington Post

Author: Erin Mershon

Publish Date: June 11th, 2012

The U.S. servicemember who was booed during a Republican presidential debate for asking about the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" lent his voice to a video ad released Monday that highlights inequalities for gay servicemembers and their families.

Capt. Stephen Hill, Gay Soldier Booed at GOP Debate, Pushes For Marriage Equality

Publication: The Huffington Post

Author: Erin Mershon

Publish Date: June 11th, 2012

The U.S. servicemember who was booed during a Republican presidential debate for asking about the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" lent his voice to a video adreleased Monday that highlights inequalities for gay servicemembers and their families.

Momentum 2012: a big year already, with more ahead

Publication: Huffington Post

Author: Evan Wolfson

Publish Date: June 9th, 2012

President Obama's announcement of support for the freedom to marry, a decision rooted in the Golden Rule of "treating others the way you would want to be treated," is a historic milestone for the global freedom to marry movement.

Momentum 2012: A Big Year Already, With More Ahead

Publication: The Huffington Post

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

Publish Date: June 9th, 2012

President Obama's announcement of support for the freedom to marry, a decision rooted in the Golden Rule of "treating others the way you would want to be treated," is a historic milestone for the global freedom to marry movement. The President joins a growing number of Americans who have opened their hearts and changed their minds, moved by conversations about why marriage matters, the stories of couples doing the work of marriage in their own lives but disrespected by the law, and reflection on basic values of fairness and freedom.

A Powerful Combination

Publication: The New York Times

Author: Laura M. Holson

Publish Date: May 4th, 2012

Since moving to New York in 2009, Mr. Hughes and his even younger fiancé, Sean Eldridge, 25, an investor and political activist, have emerged as a significant force in political circles, becoming enthusiastic fund-raisers for the progressive issues they support, which include gay civil rights.

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