An appropriate #TBT today to President Obama making history and becoming the first sitting president to announce support for the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in 2012, following hundreds of thousands urging him to say "I do" – take a look at how it happened, and share this great memory: [ Bit.ly Link ]
We still have stark memories of December 20, 2013 – a Friday afternoon when a federal judge in Utah became the first since 'Windsor' to issue a sweeping ruling striking down a state's marriage ban. Congrats and happy anniversary to all of the couples who said "I do" today – read more on how it happened:
"The Cherokee Nation will begin recognizing same-sex marriages under an opinion issued Friday by the tribe’s attorney general, who said that Cherokees practiced something similar to gay marriage in past centuries." Check it out!
"Taiwan should become another nation to recognize that love is love, regardless of sexual orientation," writes The New York Times of the burgeoning movement for the freedom to marry in Taiwan, which would be the first country in Asia to allow same-sex couples to marry. Read more:
When we closed our doors at Freedom to Marry last year, we worked with the archives team at Yale to ensure the lessons learned from the fight – and key artifacts and information – are preserved for years to come. Check it out: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Brittany and Ruthann got married in September 2016 in Ohio – and Brittany shared this with us: "I married my best friend in Ohio surrounded by our closest family and friends – Love wins!" Cheers to the happy couple.
"We will have to listen, learn, think, and move forward," Evan Wolfson said about the 2016 election results. "We will have to organize, persuade, evoke values, and when needed, fight for what we love." Read more on his thoughts during this challenging time – and please share: [ Bit.ly Link ]
This week marks four years since the marriage movement came together to – for the first time ever – secure the freedom to marry for same-sex couples at the ballot! Read more about lessons learned from the fight: [ Bit.ly Link ]