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Freedom to Marry Newsletter Archives

Freedom to Marry Monday Marriage Message #12
June 25, 2007
Higher Expectations Lead to Better Results Spotlight on: Celebrating New York plus all the latest resources for you!
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Freedom to Marry Monday Marriage Message #11
June 18, 2007
Legislators Taking a Stand for Families Spotlight on: Changing Hearts and Minds plus all the latest resources for you!
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Freedom to Marry Monday Marriage Message #10
June 11, 2007
40 Years After Loving V. Virginia Spotlight on: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Loving plus all the latest resources for you!
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Freedom to Marry Monday Marriage Message #9
June 4, 2007
Falling Short of Equality Spotlight on: New Jersey plus all the latest resources for you!
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Freedom to Marry Monday Marriage Message #8
May 21, 2007
The Sky Has Not Fallen Spotlight on: Massachusetts plus all the latest resources for you!
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Freedom to Marry Monday Marriage Message #7
May 14, 2007
Getting in the game Spotlight on: Rhode Island plus all the latest resources for you!
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Freedom to Marry Monday Marriage Message #6
May 7, 2007
Celebrating Mothers Voices as Mother's Day Approaches Spotlight on: the Nation plus all the latest resources for you!
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Freedom to Marry Monday Marriage Message #5
April 30, 2007
Taking a Stand for Marriage Equality Spotlight on: New York plus all the latest resources for you!
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Freedom to Marry Monday Marriage Message #4
April 23, 2007
Winning Marriage Equality on Our Terms Spotlight on: Oregon plus all the latest resources for you!
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Freedom to Marry Monday Marriage Message #3
April 16, 2007
It's still tax time! Spotlight on: Illinois plus all the latest resources for you!
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Freedom to Marry Monday Marriage Message #2
April 9, 2007
It's tax time! Spotlight on: New Hampshire plus new resources for you!
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Freedom to Marry Monday Marriage Message #1
April 2, 2007
Introducing the first issue of the Monday Marriage Message. Spotlight on: Connecticut plus new resources for you!
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Freedom to Marry E-Update Issue #33
March 14, 2007
Evan Wolfson on the final E-Update. Plus: the "10 Couples" Website, analyses of 20 years of Field Polls, Different-Sex couples say "I Do", and more!
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Freedom to Marry E-Update Issue #32
February 28, 2007
Evan Wolfson on Freedom to Marry Week. Plus: the first civil unions in New Jersey, two new Voices of Equality, and more!
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Freedom to Marry E-Update Issue #31
February 14, 2007
Evan Wolfson gives many thanks. Plus: a NBA player comes out, Freedom to Marry Week coverage, Kiyana Horton on a panel, and more!
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Freedom to Marry E-Update Issue #30
January 31, 2007
Evan Wolfson on Freedom to Marry Week and California. Plus: a new member of our Steering Committee, Freeheld, a new staff member, a mini-grant update, and more!
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Freedom to Marry E-Update Issue #29
January 17, 2007
Evan Wolfson on new challenges. Plus: Freedom to Marry Photo / Video Contest & Mini-Grant Drive in full swing, VOE Alice Huffman's CA NAACP receives marriage equality award, a new steering committee member, and more!
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Freedom to Marry E-Update Issue #28
December 20, 2006
Evan Wolfson on the new year. Plus: Freedom to Marry Launches Photo / Video Contest & Mini-Grant Drive, Non-gay people have a stake in this struggle too, and more!
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Freedom to Marry E-Update Issue #27
December 6, 2006
Evan Wolfson on New Jersey and Maryland. Plus: Why marriage matters to us, California, Family Matters, and more!
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Urgent News Alert
October 25, 2006
Today's unanimous NJ Supreme Court ruling is a recognition of the equal needs and common humanity of committed same-sex couples and their kids.

Freedom to Marry E-Update Issue #26
October 11, 2006
Evan Wolfson on Telling the Truth. Plus: COLAGE, Coming Out Day, VOE Marina Gatto wins a prestigious award and more!
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Freedom to Marry E-Update Issue #25
September 27, 2006
Evan Wolfson on the rising to fairness. Plus: Robyn Ochs's essay on why marriage equality matters to bisexual people too, a new Story Center couple, and more!
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Freedom to Marry E-Update Issue #24
September 13, 2006
Evan Wolfson on the fifth anniversary of the blueprint. Plus: Roey Thorton reports on Labor Conferences, a Voice of Equality in the news, and more!
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Freedom to Marry E-Update Issue #23
August 30, 2006
Evan Wolfson on the exciting work in California. Plus: Freedom to Marry welcomes Kiyana Horton and two new Voices of Equality, and more!
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Freedom to Marry E-Update Issue #22
August 16, 2006
Evan Wolfson on the importance of allies. Plus: Engagement in the states, we welcome a new Voice of Equality, Atticus Circle needs you, and Pride at Work's 2006 Convention.
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Freedom to Marry E-Update Issue #21
August 2, 2006
Evan Wolfson on Staying the Fight. Plus: Marriage Matters, we welcome a new Voice of Equality, and the Task Force wants you to take a survey.
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Freedom to Marry E-Update Issue #20
July 19, 2006
Evan Wolfson on hebdomas horribilis. Plus: The Bad News, the Good News, and Fast Facts.
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Freedom to Marry E-Update Issue #19
June 7, 2006
Evan Wolfson on returning to the well. Plus: Freedom to Marry welcomes Roey Thorpe and says goodbye to dear friends and collegues. Also Soulforce and the APA
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Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #18
May 24, 2006
A new look. Evan Wolfson on the ant-gay constitutional amendment. Plus: Georgia and the Task Force, and Freedom to Marry is adding a new position! Download the text version

Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #17
May 10, 2006
A new look. Evan Wolfson on Mother's Day and APA Heritage Month. Plus: Asian Equality and PFLAG, and Freedom to Marry is hiring! Download the text version

Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #16(html)
April 26, 2006
Evan Wofson on the patchwork of civil advancement. Plus: the White House Easter Egg Roll, Pedro Julio Serrano and Freedom to Marry is hiring! Download the text version

Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #15(html)
April 12, 2006
Evan Wofson weighs in on immigration. Plus: Elected officials, tax time and an update on marriage worldwide. Download the text version

Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #14(html)
March 29, 2006
The latest polls Plus: Nominate a Voice of Equality and an update on constitutional amendments. Download the text version

Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #13(html)
March 15, 2006
Adoption around the country Plus: Building Blocks of the Marriage Movement by Family Pride and an update on Boston. Also, the latest in Utah.
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Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #12(html)
March 1, 2006
"For Richer, For Poorer" and Laurel Hester's fight Plus: A special International Women's Month message from NOW and what's Sen. Hillary Clinton doing? Also, volunteering!.
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Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #11(html)
February 15, 2006
Recommiting to getting the message out and engaging anew with diverse communities Plus: Latino/a Leaders Speak Out during Nationwide Radio Tour and the Marriage Equality Matters campaign. Also, Sharing our stories.
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Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #10(html)
February 6, 2006
Every step on the march to justice is a leap of faith Plus: Maryland achieves marriage equality and the NBJC Summit. Plus The nation mourns the loss of a civil rights leader.
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Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #9(html)
January 18, 2006
Gearing up for the new year Plus: Marriage case heads to NJ Supreme Court and the Story Center goes live. Plus Freedom to Marry welcomes a new Senior Web Producer.
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Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #8(html)
December 14, 2005
End-of-the-year summary of nation-wide marriage landscape. Plus: South Africa and Great Britain take strides toward marriage equality; marriage equality speaker's bureaus and media training through local and national organizations.
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Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #7(html)
November 30, 2005
How to talk about marriage equality to family, friends and neighbors. Plus: why we are fighting for marriage, and the danger of pushing a federal anti-gay amendment.
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Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #6(html)
November 16, 2005
Economic hardships placed upon lesbian and gay couples denied the freedom to marry. Plus: Partners urge Nebraska judges to uphold decision striking down anti-gay amendment; buyer's remorse sets in with anti-gay amendments; and the National Black Justice Coalition releases premier issue of new magazine, NYANSAPO.
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Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #5(html)
November 2, 2005
A look ahead to upcoming issues in the national marriage fight. Plus: a closer look at Maryland, New Jersey, and Florida; new Task Force study on lesbian and gay Latino/a families; Part 3 of E.J. Graff's Do's and Don'ts for talking about marriage equality.
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Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #4(html)
October 19, 2005
Debunking the "slippery slope" argument around polygamy and other right-wing attack campaigns. Plus: educating the public about lesbian and gay families in Texas, WedRock, and Part 2 of E.J. Graff's Do's and Don'ts for talking about marriage equality.
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Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #3(html)
October 5, 2005
Why civil unions aren't enough. Plus: advocates prepare early for Wisconsin anti-gay amendment fight; growing data on the positive impact of marriage equality; and Part 1 of E.J. Graff's Do's and Don'ts for talking about marriage equality.
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Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #2(html)
September 21, 2005
California's historic legislative victory. Plus: telling our stories; a look ahead to the marriage decision in Washington state; Massachusetts lawmakers uphold equal marriage rights.
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Freedom to Marry E-Update, Issue #1(html)
September 7, 2005
History in the making! California legislature becomes the first in the country to vote in favor of marriage equality. Plus: Hurricane Katrina; how Supreme Court nominations impact the marriage fight; increased support among Americans for marriage equality; Freedom to Marry hires new program director.
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Support the Respect for Marriage Act to Repeal DOMA

Support the Respect for Marriage Act by contacting your legislative leaders and friends.(Link)

Learn More About ‘Our Families Count’

Make sure LGBT families and people are accurately counted in the 2010 census.(Link)

A Decade of Progress on LGBT Rights

A new report shows the past 10 years have been a period of dramatic gains in equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in America, including sharp increases in the number of LGBT Americans protected by family recognition legislation at the state level. (Link)

Freedom to Marry Week 2010

Learn more about the 13th annual Freedom to Marry Week, February 8-14, 2010. (Link)