Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

New Mexico Unites for Marriage launches to secure marriage in NM

Today, New Mexico Unites for Marriage launched its new campaign to secure and protect the freedom to marry for all loving and committed couples in New Mexico.

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VIDEO: Brenda & Carol in NC, ‘We Won’t Stop Until We’re Equal’

This week, the Campaign for Southern Equality released a remarkable new video featuring Brenda Clark and Carol McRory, who have been involved with the campaign for several years and participated in five different actions with the advocacy group.

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HI House Committees advance marriage bill to full House floor

Last night, after listening to five straight days of testimony, much from opponents of the freedom to marry who have attempted to stall the lawmaking process, the Hawaii House Committees on Judiciary and Finance voted overwhelmingly in favor of the freedom to marry.

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President Obama applauds Illinois for becoming the 15th freedom to marry state

Last night, shortly after the Illinois House of Representatives took a decisive vote in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples across the state of Illinois, President Barack Obama issued a statement applauding the decision.

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Victory in Illinois: IL House passes marriage bill, poised for governor’s signature

Today, the Illinois House of Representatives voted in favor of the Religious Freedom and Fairness Act, affirming that same-sex couples across the state should have the freedom to marry. Governor Quinn has promised to sign the bill into law, ensuring that Illinois will soon become the fifteenth state where same-sex couples can marry!

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WATCH: Soldier from Hawaii submits video testimony about why marriage matters

Bryan Kawika La Madrid, an active duty soldier from Hawaii, is currently stationed in Texas, having previously served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He couldn't be at the hearings to testify about why marriage matters to him - but he took the time this week to record a sweet video about why he wants Hawaii to pass the marriage bill.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Tracking the impact of the freedom to marry on Hawaii

This week, The Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles published a new infographic analyzing how extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Hawaii would impact the state.

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West Point military academy hosts first wedding ceremony between two men

This weekend, two graduates from West Point military academy became the first men to marry at Cadet Chapel, the landmark chapel at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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VIDEO: Missouri Supreme Court denies benefits to widower of police officer

Yesterday, on October 31, 3013, after several years in court, the Missouri Supreme Court issued its ruling in Kelly's case. In a 5-2 decision, they declared that Kelly should not receive any of the survivor benefits.

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Happy Halloween from Freedom to Marry supporters!

This week, we asked supporters of the freedom to marry to share their favorite Halloween costumes with us. We got some great entries from our supporters - and we thank everyone for submitting!

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