Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Mar 05, 2013 at 01:00 pm
Today, Freedom to Marry and Third Way released a memo demonstrating that state legislators who vote in favor of marriage for same-sex couples continue to win voter support when running for reelection. The analysis demonstrates that 97% of state legislators who voted for the freedom to marry and ran for reelection won in 2012, compared to 90% of incumbent state legislators nationwide.
Postedon Mar 04, 2013 at 06:00 pm
Over the past year and a half, national poll after national poll has indicated the fact that a decisive majority of Americans support the freedom to marry - and that the majority only continues to grow as more and more people take the time to consider why marriage matters to same-sex couples and their families.
Postedon Mar 01, 2013 at 05:00 pm
Dozens of briefs have been filed in the past week in the DOMA and Prop 8 Supreme Court cases. Here's a round-up of thirteen diverse groups that spoke out for the freedom to marry through briefs in either the Windsor or Hollingworth cases.
Postedon Mar 01, 2013 at 01:45 pm
This morning, 212 Democratic members of Congress - led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi filed an amicus brief in Windsor v. United States, the Supreme Court case challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal respect for legal marriages between same-sex couples.
Postedon Feb 28, 2013 at 03:30 pm
UPDATED 7:00pm: This evening, President Barack Obama and the Department of Justice filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in 'Hollingsworth v. Perry,' urging that Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that anti-gay activists succeeded in pushing through in November 2008 to strip same-sex couples of the freedom to marry in California in 2008, should be oveturned.
Postedon Feb 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm
After 22 years together, Mark and Tim are thrilled to finally be married. But they know that because of DOMA, they are deprived of over 1,100 essential federal protections - and that their marriage is not respected by the state of North Carolina. That's why they're speaking out as much as possible about how DOMA hurts their family.
Postedon Feb 27, 2013 at 05:30 pm
This week, a huge variety of voices have spoken out against the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 in legal amicus briefs filed to the U.S. Supreme Court, including Republicans, the Obama administration, mayors, state-wide LGBT organizations, and nearly 300 businesses.
Postedon Feb 27, 2013 at 03:30 pm
Today, Minnesota state legislators announced that they were officially introducing bills in the House and Senate that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the Minnesota. The bipartisan legislation has intense momentum and will face consideration by both chambers of the MN legislature over the next several months.
Postedon Feb 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Last night, February 26, 2013, the Illinois House Executive Committee voted in favor of advancing a bill that would extend the freedom to marry for same-sex couples across the state of Illinois. The bill will now be heard by the full Illinois House of Representatives.
Postedon Feb 27, 2013 at 11:30 am
When Juka Mendes moved to the US on a student visa, he never expected to fall in love. But he did, and got married to Air Force member Jonathan Malumay. Now, Juka can no longer afford his education, and in April his visa expires. As a service member, Jonathan is eligible for an education grant that he should be able to transfer to his husband, but because DOMA does not respect his marriage, he cannot do so.