Check out Freedom to Marry to see how the world is celebrating the international movement to allow lesbians and gays marriage equality. And on this Valentine's Day, at noon at San Francisco City Hall, Marriage Equality USA is bringing together loving same-sex couples to once again ask for marriage licenses as part of Freedom to Marry Week - just as they did throughout the state before Prop 8. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on March 26 on Prop 8 and March 27 on the Defense of Marriage Act. Reportedly the Justices are not swayed by public expressions of emotion - though they really should get to know the binational couples attorney Lavi Soloway (pictured above with his husband Sebastian and daughter Lily) represents and watch the video of a gay couple trying to get a marriage license in Tennessee.
"President Obama's inauguration speech included LGBT Americans in a way that was inspiring, powerful and timely. He tied Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall together with the same thread, forever binding the fabric of civil rights across all generations," added Brian Silva, Executive Director, Marriage Equality USA. "For the first time in a Presidential inauguration speech, we heard LGBT people included with 'We the People.' However, same-sex couples still cannot marry the person they love in here in California. To that end, we will once again gather at San Francisco City Hall on Valentine's Day and ask to be married."
But President Obama is not the only one moved by the love same sex couples have for each other. Tonight at 9:00pm on KCET, Katherine Kearns, the 17 year old daughter of legendary gay actor/writer Michael Kearns, will have her documentary on LGBT parents and their children premier as part of an Open Arts program. Katherine's film is the only entry from a high school filmmaker - the others are all college-level.
Last week, MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell recalled Oscar Wilde's brutal imprisonment for "the love that dare not speak its name" - and how he received some measure of justice when the British House of Commons overwhelmingly voted for marriage equality.
Video and more after the break.