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This week, a bipartisan group of mayors in Indiana came together to launch Mayors for Freedom, a new effort that speaks out against HJR-6, a proposed constitutional amendment that seeks to permanently ban all protections for same-sex couples and their families in Indiana.
"For over 20 years, Teresa and I have included our not-so-subtle LGBT touch to our holiday display," Jo explained about the Mrs. Claus lawn ornaments. "This year, I am thrilled to say the Mrs. Clauses are wearing wedding bands for the first time!"
In the past few weeks, discussion about the freedom to marry has thrived in some of the country's most widely read publications - and Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson has been on hand to answer questions, offer insight, and provide perspective on this historic year.
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Many government departments and program facilitators have issued statements on their implementation of the DOMA Supreme Court ruling. Freedom to Marry has collected a round-up of these statements below.
The demise of DOMA marks a turning point in how the United States government treats the relationships of married same-sex couples for federal programs that are linked to being married. At the same time, a turning point is part of a longer journey, not the end of the road. There is much work ahead before same-sex couples living across the nation can enjoy all the same protections as their different-sex counterparts.
The full text of Freedom to Marry founder and President Evan Wolfson's thesis on 'Same-Sex Marriage and Morality: The Human Rights View of the Constitution' from April 1983.