Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Freedom to Marry lights up Times Square for the holidays with message of love

Over the next two months, Freedom to Marry is celebrating a huge year of victories with a new video billboard in New York City to send a message that love - and marriage - are for everyone, and will be displayed in the heart of Times Square throughout the holiday season.

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President Obama applauds Hawaii’s approval of the freedom to marry

Last night, shortly after the Hawaii Senate granted final approval to the marriage bill that has been dated in the state over this month's three-week Special Session, President Barack Obama issued a statement applauding the decision.

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In Memoriam: Jen Roeper, New Mexico woman who challenged state marriage laws

Jen's death is a loss to the entire LGBT community. We wish our deepest condolences to her wife Angelique and their children, as well as their friends, other family members, and all who were touched by her courage and advocacy.

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The freedom to marry in Hawaii: A Victory 20 years in the making

On this historic day, we take a look at the far-reaching influence of that very first win in HI 20 years ago, tracking how it has shaped the marriage movement – and how it worked as a catalyst for the strategic vision of Freedom to Marry.

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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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