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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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 | Queer 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.

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

Brad And Angelina, We Give You Our Blessing!

Thalia Zepatos | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thalia Zepatos

We hereby give you our blessing to go ahead and get married, because every wedding in America is an opportunity for all those who attend to think about how unfair it is for anyone to be denied the happiness, joy, love, support, and legal protections that come with marriage.

Belief Alone Is No Basis for Public Policy

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Conservatives have spent generations accusing liberals of moral relativism and "anything goes" indulgence in their feelings or whims. But is a belief any less arbitrary of a foundation for the giving or taking away of people's rights?

Amanda Terkel

EXCLUSIVE: Eric Schneiderman Joins Push To Add Marriage Equality To Democratic Party Platform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has become the latest high-profile Democrat to sign on to the campaign to get the Democratic...

Sam Stein

Democratic Governors Warn Obama Campaign To Avoid Focusing On Social Issues | Sam Stein | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the nation's top Democratic governors are urging party leadership to avoid getting consumed by social issues, even as focusing o...

Amanda Terkel

Senators Back Adding Marriage Equality To Democratic Party Platform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of President Obama's national campaign co-chairs called on the Democratic Party to endorse marriage equality in its platform on Tues...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Mayor Pushes For Marriage Equality | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When a coalition of mayors launched a campaign to push for marriage equality a month ago, there were about 70 individuals signed on to i...

Democrats: Say I Do

Marc Solomon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marc Solomon

It is now time that the national Democratic Party formally recognize the freedom to marry as a core value by including it in its party platform to be ratified in September at the Democratic National Convention.

Amanda Terkel

DNC Pushed To Incorporate Marriage Equality Into Party Platform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An LGBT organization is calling on the Democratic Party to officially support marriage equality, launching a national campaign to get De...

After The Prop 8 Victory, What's Next?

Evan Wolfson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Evan Wolfson

Even as the Ninth Circuit ruling may possibly go up on appeal, likewise, a number of important lawsuits challenging DOMA are working their way through the courts. Any one of these cases, or one that has yet to be filed, could make its way to the Supreme Court.

Documenting DOMA's Injustice

Erwin de Leon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erwin de Leon

Amanda Lucidon, an award-winning photojournalist, is the producer and director of The Legal Stranger Project, which documents, through a series of intimate personal stories, the great disparities encountered by lesbian and gay couples under DOMA.

The Top 10 Moments For Same-Sex Marriage In 2011

Evan Wolfson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Evan Wolfson

As we gear up for 2012 and our strategies for gaining more ground in the campaign to win marriage nationwide, here's a look back at Freedom to Marry's Top Ten Moments for Marriage in 2011.

Gay Marriage Is Not About Love

Marten Weber | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Marten Weber

Of course, people who marry should be in love, but the gay marriage argument is about neither love nor inheritance, insurance, or visitation rights. It isn't even about being gay.

How We Won New York

Marc Solomon | Posted 08.30.2011 | New York
Marc Solomon

How did we pull this historic victory off? Fresh from this triumph, I want to share my best thinking on the components that enabled us to win and what this means for the freedom to marry campaign moving forward.

President Obama on the Freedom to Marry: 'Our Work Is Not Finished'

Evan Wolfson | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

President Obama is right. The work -- and even his own journey to support -- is not finished. Freedom to Marry, with your help, is going to help the president get America where it needs to be.