marriage equality

As Supreme Court Debates Marriage Equality, Project Celebrates Same-Sex Couples

MassEquality endorses new national initiative to celebrate same-sex couples during Pride Month after three new states pass marriage equality in anticipation of SCOTUS decisions.

Jun 7, 2013

March 28, 2013—Today, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced that he would not seek re-election. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini offered the following statement in response:

Mar 28, 2013

March 22, 2013—Next Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the challenge to California’s Proposition 8, an amendment to that state’s constitution that rescinded the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in United States v.

Mar 22, 2013

BOSTON, December 7, 2012 —Today, the US Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments in Windsor v. United States, which challenges Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prohibits federal recognition of the marriages of same-sex couples. At President Barack Obama’s direction, the US Department of Justice is no longer defending DOMA. A Congressional panel led by House Speaker John Boehner has been defending the law in court.

Dec 7, 2012

BOSTON, September 4, 2012—Today the Democratic National Committee (DNC) formally endorsed marriage equality for all Americans and called for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. The party also endorsed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. issued the following statement in response:

Sep 4, 2012

 BOSTON, May 21, 2012—Over the weekend, the Board of Directors of the NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, voted to endorse marriage equality. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini issued the following statement in response:

“This is a critical and significant endorsement for the marriage equality movement. The NAACP is the oldest civil rights organization in the country and is a powerful leading voice for equality.

May 21, 2012

 

BOSTON, May 16, 2012—Tomorrow marks the eighth anniversary of the rights of same-sex couples to wed in Massachusetts. MassEquality Executive Director Kara Suffredini, Esq. issued the following statement on the eve of the anniversary:

May 16, 2012

 

BOSTON, May 9, 2012—Today, during an interview with ABC News, President Barack Obama expressed his support for marriage equality for all Americans. His statement of support comes after three of his cabinet officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan have all expressed support for marriage equality recently.

May 9, 2012
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