All posts for the month February, 2014

Federal Judge rules state marriage ban in Texas is unconstitutional


Today a federal judge in Texas has ruled that the state’s bans on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional, as it violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law. Though Garcia issued a stay, meaning same-sex couples cannot receive marriage licenses in Texas, today’s ruling is a historic step towards the freedom to marry […]

A Valentine’s Day Engagement


By Melissa Morris I’ve never been what anyone would call “traditional,” but I am a sucker for a good love story, so standing in front of my friends and family to marry the person I love was a no brainer once I realized Vinnie was the one with whom I wanted to spend my life. […]

Poll shows strong numbers for the freedom to marry


The results of the January 2014 Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania registered voters has confirmed what we already know — hearts and minds are changing, and they support marriage for same-sex couples. 56% of respondents polled that they are strongly or somewhat in favor of allowing same-sex couples to marry. Compared to a […]