We rally today to remind the Illinois House what is at stake for the thousands of same-sex couples in Illinois. It is time to end the second-class status of civil unions.
Posts Categorized: Marriage Equality
The National Organization for Women is elated for the many same-sex couples whose loving, committed relationships will now be recognized in law a result of today’s Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8.
We know we will win this battle — state by state and, eventually, at the national level — for marriage equality. The tide is turning in our favor; a majority of Americans believe same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
NOW applauds the Supreme Court for taking up the issue of marriage equality. The justices announced today that they would hear arguments in two such cases, one involving California’s Proposition 8 and another addressing the federal government’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). NOW has taken strong stands against both laws, which restrict marriage to one man and one woman.
The National Organization for Women offers heartfelt congratulations to all the feminist candidates who won last night and a sincere thanks to all the women’s rights supporters who showed up at the polls and made their voices heard.
NOW applauds President Obama’s announcement today supporting marriage equality. This marks a proud moment in history, and is an especially welcome antidote to yesterday’s vote in N.C. enshrining discrimination into that state’s constitution. We commend the president for standing with the LGBT community and millions of others in this country who support marriage for same-sex couples.
NOW urges North Carolinians to vote against Amendment One as they head to the polls on May 8. The proposed measure would amend the state’s constitution to say ‘Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in the state.
The NOW/PAC is proud to announce its endorsement of Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. Warren is a tough and effective advocate for economic justice, standing up to Wall Street and the big banks to stop the predatory financial practices that target so many women and men struggling to make ends meet.
The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee is proud to announce our endorsement of Rep. Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate. Baldwin launched her bid this week to become the next Democratic senator from Wisconsin, filling the seat of the retiring Sen. Herb Kohl.
NOW/PAC-endorsed candidate Janice Hahn (D) emphatically defeated Tea Party darling Craig Huey (R) in a run-off election in California’s 36th District on Tuesday, July 12. The run-off followed a May 17 special election primary for the seat vacated by retiring Rep. Jane Harman (D).