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Now Available: “8” on the Radio, Download and CD
Thanks to a partnership with L.A. Theater Works, audio of the play “8” is being broadcast on public radio stations across the nation (reaching over 3 million people) and available for purchase as a CD or audiobook.
Video: A Double-Victory Against DOMA & More News
In this week's Marriage News Watch: Another major blow to the Defense of Marriage Act, and twenty-five couples sue for marriage in Illinois.
U.S. Court of Appeals: DOMA Is Unconstitutional
Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit found that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. Passed by Congress in 1996, DOMA nullifies the legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples for all purposes of federal law.
The Impact of Taking “8” Across the Country
The play “8” began as an idea—an idea that through theater, hearts could be changed, minds could be awakened and new activists could be born.
Video: Colin Powell Supports Marriage Equality & More News
This week on Marriage News Watch: President Obama's leadership on marriage equality is proving to have a major impact, form national organizations and local polling. Anti-equality forces set a record, but it's probably not one they wanted. And DOMA is ruled unconstitutional in a fifth federal case.
National Poll Shows Majority Support for Marriage Equality
Our efforts are working. No less than 13 national polls now show majority support for marriage equality. What can we attribute to the continuing shift? Our leaders setting an example by standing up for what is right and everyday people having conversations with their family and friends about why equality is so important.
NAACP Resolution Supporting Marriage Equality: “More than Symbolic”
In today’s Washington Post, Eugene Robinson heralded the NAACP board of directors’ resolution endorsing marriage equality.
Video: Leaked GOP Memo Supports Gay Marriage
In this week's update: A leaked memo urges an about-face for anti-equality Republicans. A civil unions bill dies in Colorado, for now. But access to marriage expands in Rhode Island, and more new surveys confirm the ever-growing public support for equality