Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Military couple Stacey and Genevieve: Serving our country in the face of DOMA discrimination

For support in dealing with the harms of DOMA, Genevieve and Stacey, who promised their commitment to each other last year in Emery, California have turned to the American Military Partner Association, an organization dedicated to supporting LGBT military families and speaking out against DOMA.

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EVENT: Marriage at the Supreme Court panel by Swish Nights Out

This week, on Thursday, June 13, Freedom to Marry's Director of Online Programs, Michael Crawford, will participate in a panel about the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8. Rulings in both Supreme Court cases are expected this month.

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Freedom to Marry and SAGE host panel demonstrating how DOMA hurts older couples

This morning at the National Press Club, Freedom to Marry and SAGE hosted a panel on how the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal respect for legal marriages between same-sex couples, uniquely and dramatically affects older same-sex couples.

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WATCH: PSA from ‘Familia es Familia’ highlights importance of the freedom to marry

Today, Familia es Familia, released a new public education video featuring civil rights leader Dolores Huerta that highlights the importance of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

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First openly gay professional bowler speaks out about why marriage matters

This week, Scott Norton, a professional bowler who made headlines earlier this year when ESPN aired footage of him kissing his partner after winning the 2012 PBA Chameleon Championship in Las Vegas, spoke with OutSports about why marriage matters and the importance of visibility in sports.

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Q&A: Theatre company performs Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ to benefit Freedom to Marry

Ripple Effect Artists' version of 'Twelfth Night,' which opens on June 20, 2013 at the Access Theater in New York City, will, in part, benefit Freedom to Marry. Here, we spoke with Founding Director of Ripple Effect Artists, Jessie Fahay, about Twelfth Night, social justice, and why marriage matters.

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1 year ago, a district court judge found DOMA unconstitutional in Edie Windsor case

One year ago today, Edith Windsor, the 83-year-old at the center of a landmark Supreme Court case challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, took a huge step forward in her attempts to overturn DOMA.

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Some Minnesota counties begin issuing marriage licenses

Today, several counties in Minnesota began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The first weddings will take place on August 1, when the freedom to marry takes effect, but some counties have opened the license application process early in anticipation of a high volume of applications.

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Twin sisters raised by two moms named Valedictorian and Salutatorian of Florida school

This month, twin sisters Erin and Elizabeth Czerwinski were named Valedictorian and Salutatorian of Key West High School in Florida. The successful young women were raised and supported by their proud mothers, Caroline Bauer and Sharon Czerwinski, who have been together for 25 years.

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WATCH: Bill and John’s bittersweet love story through seven decades

Today, Freedom to Marry and the Devotion Project released a new video featuring Bill Campbell and John Hilton, a couple who lived together in New York for 54 years. Their love and commitment spanned seven decades - from meeting in the 1950s as young men through the 2010s.

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