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'I Would Support Same-Sex Marriage... but for the Children!'

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Geoffrey R. Stone

It is those who would deny same-sex couples the right to marry on the premise that same-sex marriage is bad for children who must bear the burden of proof. And it is a heavy burden, indeed.

Lila Shapiro

'Pure Euphoria': LGBT Community Reflects On Momentous Inauguration Speech | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.22.2013 | Gay Voices

During the Inauguration, Meghan Stabler, a transwoman and a member of the Board of Directors for the Human Rights Campaign, was standing on the northw...

Lila Shapiro

Mayors For Gay Marriage More Than Tripled Over Past Year | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.18.2013 | Gay Voices

The United States may still be fiercely divided over same-sex marriage in some regions, but over the past year -- among many other signals that the co...

What Drives NOM Now? Greed!

Fred Karger | Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

Every public opinion poll now shows marriage equality enjoying well over 50 percent and gaining every day. Seems like the limb that Maggie Gallagher has been standing on is about to break.

Making LGBT Great: Michael Crawford

Christopher Dyer | Posted 01.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Dyer

For the past several years Michael Crawford, Director of Online Programs at Freedom to Marry, has been a nationally recognized activist who has played a significant role in the fight for marriage equality by producing innovative online campaigns and promoting inclusivity in messaging.

Happy Birthday Anne! 14 Reasons To Love Anne Hathaway On Her 30th Birthday

Posted 11.12.2012 | Women

She's moved (way, way) beyond the Princess Diaries. She held her own opposite Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada." Her Katie Holmes im...

Where Have All the Mormons Gone In the Fight for Marriage Equality?

Fred Karger | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

Imagine my surprise when for the first time in 14 years the Mormon Church appears to have sat out the five anti-gay marriage elections this year.

President Obama: How to End Marriage Discrimination (Spoiler Alert: It's Freedom to Marry's Strategy)

Evan Wolfson | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

President Obama recently reiterated his support for the freedom to marry, recounted the many steps his administration has taken to stand up for gay families and equality under the law, and shared some thoughts on how the law and history suggest America will end marriage discrimination.

Anti-Gay-Marriage Lie Number 3

Thalia Zepatos | Posted 12.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Thalia Zepatos

The National Organization for Marriage and its hired gun, Frank Schubert, are doubling down these final two weeks before the election with phony claims that churches and religious-based charities will be sued or punished unless gay couples are blocked from the freedom to marry.

Rufus Wainwright, The National And Fun. To Perform In Support Of Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.29.2012 | Gay Voices

UPDATE: "Freedom To Love Now! A Concert For Marriage Equality" has been postponed due to Hurricane Sandy: The 'Freedom To Love Now!' concert, due ...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #26, Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Bernard Whitman

Our country is safer, our military force is stronger, and our national character is strengthened as a result of the end of DADT.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #51, You Know Where He Stands

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

To win over the radical right, Romney has changed his position so many times on so many different issues that he may have lost his core beliefs... and that is a frightening statement to ponder.

A Progressive Corporation and Its Campaign to Take Down 10 Tea Party House Members

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

While the conventions and the two men who would be president have been uppermost in our minds for the past two weeks, we should not lose sight of other critical races going on across the country, in particular those in the House of Representatives.

Gay Rights Groups To Advertise During Republican Convention

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

Guests at the Republican National Convention next week will see TV spots featuring a prominent member of their party, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, v...

Lila Shapiro

Disenfranchised Lesbian National Guardsman And Wife Urge Democratic Party To Put Gay Marriage On Platform | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.26.2012 | Gay Voices

A lesbian National Guardsman and her wife will testify this weekend before the Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee, urging Democrats to take ...

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

Evan Wolfson | Posted 09.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Evan Wolfson

While gay and lesbian Olympians push themselves to the limit on the world's stage to bring victory to America, the U.S. government denies them one of the most basic human rights at home: the ability to commit to the people they love through marriage.

Amanda Terkel

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Backs Marriage Equality In Party Platform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of President Barack Obama's announcement that he personally backs marriage equality, a group of California Democratic lawmak...

Lila Shapiro

Young Conservatives Rally For Marriage Equality, Remain Unsure On Romney | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.12.2012 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday evening a group of conservatives gathered at the National Republican Club of Capitol Hill to launch the latest effort to buil...

Amanda Terkel

Marriage Equality Group Seeks Support From Young Conservatives | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As support for marriage equality continues to grow, a significant number of conservative hold-outs still insist that marriage must remai...

Gay Soldier Booed at GOP Debate Pushes For Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

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 ...

Momentum 2012: A Big Year Already, With More Ahead

Evan Wolfson | Posted 06.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Evan Wolfson

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.

Obama Delivering Commencement Address

AP | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will spend Monday in New York City, and his comments in support of same-sex marriage appear likely to be a p...

Anna Staver

Same-Sex Marriage Amendment In Ohio Gets Green Light | Anna Staver | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

Marriage equality advocates in Ohio took one step closer Tuesday to overturning the state's 2004 constitutional amendment that restricts marriages in ...

Michelangelo Signorile

Freedom To Marry President Discusses Marriage Equality Fight, NOM Memos | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.31.2012 | Gay Voices

Freedom to Marry president Evan Wolfson responded to charges that the group has abandoned efforts to fight constitutional amendments on the ballot thi...

Amanda Terkel

Obama, LGBT Groups Struggle Over Party Platform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An unexpected surge in support to place same-sex marriage on the Democratic Party platform at the August convention has energized LGBT a...