After this week’s whirlwind of activity in the state legislature, we are certain of one thing - momentum for the freedom to marry is undeniable and growing stronger. Lambda Legal has been working in the Midwestern states to secure respect for our relationships and families for 20 years, and we will pursue every opportunity to get the job done. We look forward to continuing to work with Sen.
Theresa Volpe and Mercedes Santos' 8-year-old daughter, Ava, has learned about the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s in school.
So her school friends understand when she tells them her two moms are fighting for their civil rights to marry -- it's just hard to explain it to grown-ups sometimes, Volpe and Santos say.
President Obama signed into law yesterday a defense budget bill including a clause that may allow service members to invoke “religious conscience” as a defense for illegal discrimination. The President promised to protect the rights of lesbian and gay service members.
Tomorrow, Maine will become the 8th state to grant same-sex couples the freedom to marry – congratulations and well wishes to all of the happy couples and their families who have waited so long.
In commemoration of this historic day, Camilla Taylor, Marriage Project Director for Lambda Legal released the following statement: