Archive for February, 2011

Update on lesbian TN couple who were victims of arson and hate crime

Monday, February 28th, 2011

(Read to the bottom — there’s an ask there…) We talked with Carol Ann Stutte on Saturday morning, learning more about the case and getting a sense of how the GetEQUAL community could help out — I can’t tell you how wonderful these women are…they’re amazing. Here’s the situation: Carol Ann and Laura Stutte owned  Read More »

LGBT Advocacy Group Petitions Boehner On DOMA

Friday, February 25th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 25, 2011 CONTACT: Robb Friedlander – 913.636.0099 (cell) or LGBT Advocacy Group Petitions Boehner On DOMA With Decision About Same-Sex Marriage In His Hands, Speaker of the House Has Decision to Make Washington, DC – On Thursday, GetEQUAL – a national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization  Read More »

Help us keep the pressure on!

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

(Michael McKeon and Nowlin Haltom at Los Angeles marriage equality action on Valentine’s Day) Last week, GetEQUAL collaboratively organized 37 actions in 13 states to apply pressure at the state and federal levels for marriage equality. Today, the Department of Justice has announced that they will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)  Read More »

Valentine’s Day Actions

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

(See media advisory for these actions at Below is a compilation of press for GetEQUAL and Marriage Equality USA’s Valentine’s actions on February 14, 2011. List will be updated continuously – please check back often! Video Clips: Same-Sex Couples Rejected on Valentine’s Day: Online and Print Media: ABC News – National CNN iReport  Read More »

Gay Love, Equality Examined in Nationwide Valentine’s Day Campaign

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Gay Rights Advocates Renew Push for Same-Sex Marriage on Valentine’s Day By DEVIN DWYER Advocates for same-sex marriage marked Valentine’s Day with a nationwide campaign to tout the merits of gay love and urge greater legal protections for it. From California to Texas to Illinois, activists are organizing trips to courthouses and county clerks’ offices  Read More »

Gay Marriage Advocates Organize Nationwide Counter Actions on Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Gay folks still can’t get hitched in California and many other states, but that’s not stopping same-sex couples from requesting marriage licenses at city and county clerk’s offices today — Valentine’s Day — in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other cities. Marriage Equality U.S.A. and Get Equal — two gay rights groups — have organized  Read More »

Same-sex couples recite vows at S.A.’s free V-Day wedding

Monday, February 14th, 2011

by Marvin Hurst/ KENS 5 Posted on February 14, 2011 at 7:20 AM Updated today at 7:46 AM As usual, hundreds turned out to witness or participate in San Antonio’s free mass wedding on the old Bexar County Courthouse steps. The first of several ceremonies on Valentine’s Day was held at midnight, with more ceremonies  Read More »

Same sex couples to apply for marriage license

Monday, February 14th, 2011

by JESSICA VESS / KVUE NEWS Posted on February 14, 2011 at 7:14 AM Same sex couples across the nation will meet this Valentine’s Day to bring awareness to the State, local and Federal governments. Current law doesn’t recognize a marriage between same sex couples. “Every resident of this country deserves to be treated with  Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Marriage Equality Activists Take Action Across the Country

Monday, February 14th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 14, 2011 CONTACT: Brad Luna — 202/812.8140 (cell) or BREAKING NEWS: Marriage Equality Activists Take Action Across the Country On Valentine’s Day, LGBT Americans are Again Shut Out of Fully Celebrating With the Ones They Love Washington, DC – Over the weekend and this afternoon, LGBT activists across the  Read More »

Same-sex couples plan Valentine’s Day push for marriage equality

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

By Anna M. Tinsley They know they’ll go home empty-handed, even if it is Valentine’s Day, but same-sex couples nationwide, including in Texas, plan to make a political statement today by seeking marriage licenses at county clerks’ offices. “Marriage is a civil right, not a heterosexual privilege,” said Tiffani Bishop of Austin, who is  Read More »