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On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Wedding Party, I want to thank each and everyone one of our supporters, web visitors and marriage equality advocates for their support of our organization and its goal, to educate America about marriage equality through accurate media coverage.
We have been successful in achieving that goal, therefore, we are closing our doors. It is rare when a non-profit organization can say that they have realized their purpose. We are lucky to acknowledge that now and to thank all who have helped along the way.
Anthony M. Brown, Executive Director of The Wedding PartyClick here to read the complete article.
Lawmakers back gay marriage, union bills in Wyoming
By Kevin Huelsmann,
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
January 15, 2013
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For the first time in his career, Jackson Republican Rep. Keith Gingery is backing a gay marriage bill.
After eight years in the Legislature, Gingery has signed on as a co-sponsor of two measures sanctioning same-sex unions.
Democratic Rep. Cathy Connolly filed legislation late Monday afternoon
that would create a path for gay couples to form civil unions or get
The dual approach already has won the backing of Reps.
Ruth Ann Petroff, R-Jackson, and Gingery. Both Teton County lawmakers
said they would prefer to see gay marriage allowed in Wyoming but are
willing to debate whether civil unions might be a better way to go.
a basic human rights and fairness issue," Petroff said Monday. "It's a
basic constitutional issue. There should just be no reason why same-sex
couples shouldn't have the same rights as everyone else."
Rhode Island House To Vote On Gay Marriage In January, Gordon Fox Says
By On Top Magazine Staff Click here to read the complete article.
Published: November 04, 2012
Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox said Saturday that the House would vote on a gay marriage bill in January.
Fox made the pledge to a group of supporters gathered at the restaurant Blaze in Providence. He said the legislation would come up for a vote "during the third or fourth week of January."
Fox, who is openly gay, first announced during the summer that he would call a vote next year if re-elected to his post.
Nevada To Consider Repealing Gay Marriage Ban
By Carlos Santoscoy Click here to read the complete article.
Published: September 10, 2012
Nevada lawmakers are expected to consider a bill which would repeal a 2002 constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in the state.
Assemblyman Elliot Anderson, a Democrat from Las Vegas, announced that he will introduce a bill in February which would begin the process of repealing the ban.
Nevada is the only state which requires that a citizen-initiated amendment be voted on twice. An overwhelming 69.6 percent of voters first approved Question 2 in 2000. Support dropped slightly to 67 percent for the second and final vote in 2002.
Anderson told the Las Vegas Sunthat he believes attitudes on the issue have shifted since 2002.
The Faces of Family are everywhere. They are the common thread that runs through us all. Regardless of color, race, spiritual belief, love orientation or political persuasion, we all share a family heritage.
The Wedding Party is proud to announce The Faces of Family project! The Faces of Family project will continue The Wedding Party's promise to provide the media and the world with the honest and provocative truth about same-sex relationships and families.
How can you be a part? Send us your story! Tell us about your family and why it is important. Tell us what family means to you and how your understanding of marriage was affected by your experience of family. Send us your picture and we will tell your story.
The Faces of Family Project is raising funds
to send the message to Albany to leave no family
behind and that all families deserve protection
through marriage. Click
here to contribute to our Faces of Family
Values Are For Everyone
Gloria Steinem - Author and Activist
If I had married when I was supposed to, I would have lost my name, my legal residence, my credit rating, my ability to get a loan or start a business without my husband's permission - most of my civil rights.
It's taken almost four decades of work by the women's movement to make an equal marriage possible, a parallel to the struggle of suffragists to change marriage laws that turned wives into property, and became the legal model for slavery. Suffragists won a legal identity. Feminists won a legal equality.
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