Documenting Same-Sex Couples and the Defense of Marriage Act

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How TLSP started…

  I didn’t know it at the time but exactly two years ago, I shot the first images for the Legal Stranger Project. A few days after D.C. legalized same-sex marriage, I went to cover a news event at the Andrew W. Mellon Building. About a dozen same-sex couples were exchanging vows to symbolize marriage equality in the nation’s capital. …

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Two Years Ago…

Written by Amy Khalaf on March 19, 2012:   Click here to follow Amy & Alex’s story.   

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IndieGoGo campaign

Thank you so much to all of our generous donors! We’ve raised over $7,000 on IndieGoGo! We will be using the funds to continue production of the Legal Stranger film. If you haven’t seen our trailer yet, please check it out. If you missed our IndieGoGo campaign, you can still support the Legal Stranger Project by making a tax-deductible donation …

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The Long March to Equality

“I know we will raise our family in love, but on this Martin Luther King day 2012, I dream that we will soon be able to raise our family knowing that we are supported by the legal protections afforded to other married couples.”

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Legal Stranger Trailer

The Legal Stranger Project releases it’s trailer. The film documents the personal struggles of same-sex couples as they navigate the convoluted legal system that denies them 1,138 federal rights under the Defense of Marriage Act. Funds for the production of TLSP are currently being raised on IndieGoGo. Click here to make your tax-deductible donation today! Follow the stories on facebook, …

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A Christmas Remembrance

A Christmas Remembrance Reposted from an Op-Ed article by Kelly Glossip on the Advocate.com “Kelly and Dennis: Until Death Do Us Part” is one of the stories documented by the Legal Stranger Project Two Christmases ago, I lost the love of my life, Missouri State Highway Patrol corporal Dennis Engelhard. For 15 years, Dennis and I supported each other like …

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Legal Stranger Project in Huffington Post

DECEMBER 2011 The Legal Stranger Project was featured in the Huffington Post. You can read the article below or on the HuffPost Gay Voices: Documenting DOMA’s Injustice by Erwin de Leon Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently articulated the Obama administration’s unequivocal support for the human rights of LGBT individuals while admitting that much more needs to be done in …

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Respect for Marriage Act

On Nov. 10, 2011, the Senate Judiciary Committee votes 10-8 in favor for the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein. The bill would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage between a man and a woman. Although Feinstein doesn’t have the 60 votes to override a fillibuster on the Senate floor, she …

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Mark-Up on DOMA Rescheduled

The Senate Judiciary Committee met today to mark-up and debate the Defense of Marriage Act (or DOMA). Open statements regarding the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that aims to repeal DOMA, were made by Sens. Leahy, Feinstein and Schumer but the mark-up was held until Nov. 10th. Images by Amanda Lucidon/The Legal Stranger Project

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New York Says “I Do”

Twenty-four couples married in Central Park at the Pop Up Chapel, after same-sex marriage is legalized in the state of New York. The Pop Up Chapel has stories from some of the couples married on July 30, 2011. Images by Amanda Lucidon

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