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Freedom To Marry

Discrimination

Young Conservatives Launch Campaign To Strike Anti-Gay Platform Language

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 4:24 PM April 21, 2014
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A group of well-known young Republicans have launched a million dollar campaign called Reform The Platform, aimed at removing all anti-gay language from Republican Party platforms.

Marriage

Start Your Day Right WIth This Story Of A Same-Sex Couple Marrying After 25 Years

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM September 17, 2013
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Brian and Paul had been together for 25 years and were planning their anniversary party. They just happened to choose what became the day that New York first allowed same-sex couples to marry.

Gay Agenda

Ohio Gays Go On Offense – But Freedom Ohio Is Not On Board

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 7:28 PM September 9, 2013
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A coalition of marriage equality groups kicked off a new campaigned today called Why Marriage Matters Ohio – but there’s one major player who is not on board.

Marriage

New Coalition Launches To Ensure NJ Lawmakers Override Christie’s Marriage Veto

by David Badash ● 5:39 PM July 24, 2013
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A new broad-based coalition of the nation’s top civil rights organizations officially launched today with one goal: convincing NJ lawmakers to override Chris Christie’s same-sex marriage veto.

Bigotry Watch

Catholics Uninvite Pro-Gay Speaker, Then Let Graduates Think He Stood Them Up

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:27 AM June 7, 2013
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For Catholics, the Eighth Commandment is “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” Someone should tell Ohio Bishop Frederick Campbell.

Marriage

Look: Minnesota Mayor Renames Bridge To ‘Freedom To Marry Bridge’ For This Week

by David Badash ● 12:58 PM May 13, 2013
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The mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota has renamed the Wabasha Bridge to the “Freedom To Marry” bridge in honor of today’s expected vote passing same-sex marriage.

Marriage

Watch: Republican Former Marine Talks Same-Sex Marriage — For His Gay Brother

by David Badash ● 9:49 AM March 1, 2013
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The Respect for Marriage Coalition’s latest ad features a former Marine Corporal and his wife, both Republicans, talking about the importance of same-sex marriage.

Marriage

Watch: MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts Interviews Evan Wolfson On Million Dollar Marriage Ad Campaign

by David Badash ● 4:10 PM February 20, 2013
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MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts today interviewed Evan Wolfson on the new million-dollar advertising campaign for marriage equality from the Respect for Marriage Coalition.

Civil Rights

What America’s Top LGBT Leaders Think Obama Must Do Next

by David Badash ● 2:45 PM November 10, 2012
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10 LGBT leaders answer the question: What should President Obama do next in his second term to move the civil rights of people in the LGBT community “forward”?

Marriage

Gay Marriage: For The First Time Ever Voters In Several States Say ‘Yes’

by David Badash ● 1:19 AM November 7, 2012
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Three states, Maryland, Maine, and Washington, asked voters to decide on allowing same-sex couples the right to marry, and voters are saying said “yes.”

Marriage

Catholic Knights Of Columbus Spends $15.8 Million To Fight Gay Marriage

by David Badash ● 5:36 PM October 18, 2012
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The Knights of Columbus has spent $15.8 million since 2005 fighting same-sex marriage equality, according to a study by Equally Blessed.

Marriage

NOM ‘Laundered A Quarter Of A Million Dollars’ Equality Group Charges

by David Badash ● 11:46 AM October 5, 2012
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Mainers United For Marriage is charging NOM with having “laundered a quarter of a million dollars” into the Maine marriage campaign.

Democratic National Convention

‘Freedom To Marry’ The Headline Of The Democratic Platform?

by David Badash ● 1:16 PM September 4, 2012
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“Freedom To Marry” is the headline of the Democratic National Committee platform, published last night. The headline, according to many in the media. But is it?

Discrimination

Federal Judge Encourages Lesbian Couple To Take On Michigan’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:05 PM August 29, 2012
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A conservative Federal Judge today unexpectedly invited a lesbian couple suing so they can both adopt their three children, to amend their lawsuit to contest Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage.