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Brad And Angelina, We Give You Our Blessing!

Thalia Zepatos | Posted 05.14.2012 | Gay 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 04.14.2012 | Gay 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 04.10.2012 | Gay 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 02.18.2012 | Gay 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 02.14.2012 | Gay 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 02.05.2012 | Gay 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.

Hollywood, Business Leaders Press Obama On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hollywood actors and business leaders teamed up for a pro-gay marriage initiative organized by Freedom to Marry's "Say I Do" campaign, sending a lette...

Calling Obama's Bluff on Marriage

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Mirabella

Obama is acting a part for the American public -- a man with a Harvard education in constitutional law doesn't "struggle" with same sex couples marrying.

Freedom to Marry Bill Introduced in Washington State on Valentine's Day

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Mirabella

Washington State holds the title for being the only state to win an expansion of gay and lesbian rights at the ballot box. But the marriage campaign will be much more difficult.

Why Marriage Matters: Let's Start the Conversation

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

Today, Freedom to Marry is excited to announce the launch of our groundbreaking new campaign "Why Marriage Matters." I have invited our Director of Pu...

What We Can Learn From Illinois

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

By creating civil union, a non-marriage marital status for certain couples, Illinois has brought the number of Americans living in jurisdictions that provide some measure of respect to same-sex couples under the law to 40 percent.

Time for Government to Show All Families Deserve Protection

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

As the first gay-friendly African-American church in a city where 32 percent of all gay couples are raising children, the Maffetts call St. Luke's a second home.

Freedom to Marry's Top 10 Moments for Marriage in 2010

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

Working together in this campaign, we can make 2011, like 2010, another winning year for the freedom to marry.

Artworld Gift Guide for the Holidays

Jim Hedges | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Hedges

Art is more accessible than ever before in history. What's best is that everyone can now buy real art made by recognized contemporary masters for modest prices.

Maggie Gallagher: Face It, Discrimination Has Consequences

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage recently wrote a column for the New York Post in which she tried...

National Organization for Marriage, What Are You Hiding?

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

National Organization for Marriage's relentless efforts to shroud itself and its funders in a veil of secrecy is telling: If they had a good case against the freedom to marry, why would they be so eager to hide what they're doing?

After Historic Prop 8 Ruling, What's Next for the Freedom to Marry

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

Those of us who support the freedom to marry must elevate the truth we saw in this trial: that families are helped, and no one is hurt, when same-sex couples share in marriage.