Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Oct 11, 2012 at 09:00 am
Today is National Coming Out Day, and next week marks the fourth anniversary of my own "coming out" conversation with my parents. Read my story about our conversation, their acceptance process, and how they're now proud parents of a kid who works at an organization advocating for the freedom to marry.
Postedon Oct 11, 2012 at 08:30 am
A woman gets married to the love of her life, and her mother posts a wedding photo to her personal Facebook page. These formal presentations of family members' love for each other are what today, National Coming Out Day, is all about.
Postedon Oct 10, 2012 at 02:45 pm
At the end of the month, nearly a dozen musical acts, including fun., will join together in New York City for the Freedom to Love Now! concert. In addition to fun., the concert event will feature superstar performers like Rufus Wainwright, They Might Be Giants, and The National. All of the proceeds from the October 30 event will benefit Freedom to Marry.
Postedon Oct 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm
In the ad, Dr. Julian Bond, who served for 11 years as Chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and now serves as the organization's Chairman Emeritus, asks Maryland voters to vote FOR Question 6.
Postedon Oct 10, 2012 at 10:45 am
This week, the Department of Homeland Security issued new written deportation guidelines for U.S. immigration officials that specifically clarify that discretionary relief will be extended to immigrants in same-sex partnerships or marriages with U.S. citizens. The memorandum clarifies that same-sex relationships that rise to the level of "family relationships" are long-term, same-sex relationships.
Postedon Oct 09, 2012 at 04:30 pm
Election Day is approaching fast: There are fewer than 28 days until November 6, when voters in four states - Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington - will vote on marriage-related ballot initiatives. The voter registration deadlines and procedures are a little bit different in each state.
Postedon Oct 09, 2012 at 02:00 pm
At Ithaca College in New York, Seattle resident John Vogan has partnered with Created Equal to host phone banks for Washington state every two weeks. Twice a month, John and Created Equal distribute posters and Facebook invitations asking students to talk on the phone with Washington residents to protect the freedom to marry for all couple.
Postedon Oct 05, 2012 at 03:30 pm
This weekend, supporters of the freedom to marry in Palm Springs and Los Angeles will come together to raise funds and awareness for the four battleground states where marriage for same-sex couples will be put to a vote. Be sure to follow along with Freedom to Marry tomorrow and Sunday while we highlight content from people who attend the events!
Postedon Oct 05, 2012 at 12:00 pm
This week, the so-called National Organization for Marriage announced that an anonymous donor has pledged two million dollars to support NOM's anti-gay efforts to defeat marriage at the ballot in four key battleground states on November 6. Help us combat their secret donor by giving to Freedom to Marry's Win More States Fund.
Postedon Oct 04, 2012 at 04:00 pm
Because of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex couples are deprived of more than 1,000 protections and responsibilities afforded to married different-sex couples. For Nathalie and Hope - and thousands of other binational same-sex couples like them - this includes the ability to sponsor your spouse for a green card to allow them to move permanently to the United States.