Late Night: Minnesota Heartland Increasingly Favoring Marriage Equality

By: Friday May 3, 2013 8:00 pm

Minnesota may soon follow on Rhode Island’s heels and become the eleventh state to offer the freedom to marry to all its citizens.

 

Late Night: Elephants on Parade

By: Tuesday August 28, 2012 8:00 pm

Tampa! Guess what? The RNC seated the delegates from Puerto Rico, U.S. Samoa and Guam up front to show the diversity of the GOP. However, residents of those territories can’t vote in the Presidential election. According to the reports on MSNBC, delegations which have minorities will be seated in camera lines. But I’ve been watching Fox News and the convention looks pretty homogeneously white.

FDL Movie Night and Membership Party: Watch “8″ and Help Welcome New Members!

By: Monday March 5, 2012 5:00 pm

Dustin Lance Black’s play 8 -based on the trial transcripts of Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the landmark case which pitted marriage equality against its conservative foes, is one of the most important works of modern theater. A federal appeals court refused to allow the release of the trial videotapes because the trial judge, Vaughn Walker, had promised the pro-Prop 8 defendants that the videos would only be used by the court. 8 shows the arguments that justify bans on marriage for gay and lesbian couples, the testimony on marriage history from expert witnesses, and the arguments used to justify the ban on marriage equality.

NC: Online Video Campaign Kicks Off to Fight Marriage Discrimination Amendment

By: Thursday December 1, 2011 6:23 pm

Education is sorely needed, because while polls show North Carolinians support legal recognition of same-sex couples, it’s another matter to get those in favor of fairness to out to vote — to give straight allies (as well as LGBTs) the information they need to speak to their friends and neighbors to motivate them with facts about what this amendment will do.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy: Markup of DOMA Repeal in the Queue

By: Friday October 14, 2011 3:32 pm

Here’s some good news — The Respect for Marriage Act (S. 598), legislation that would repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act that was enacted in 1996 will head for markup next month, according to Senator Patrick Leahy, who serves as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

DOMA Repeal Hearing Scheduled: The Real Story, from Ron Wallen

By: Thursday July 14, 2011 4:06 pm

Much is being made about the prominent voices who will testify at Senator Leahy’s DOMA hearing next Wednesday, but I wanted to highlight the story of one person directly affected by DOMA who will tell his story to Senators next week. Legally married in California, testimony will be heard from Ron Wallen, an Indio, Calif. resident, who married Tom Carrollo in 2008 after being together for 55 years.

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