Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Jun 07, 2013 at 10:00 am
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.
Postedon Jun 06, 2013 at 01:30 pm
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.
Postedon Jun 06, 2013 at 11:15 am
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.
Postedon Jun 05, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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.
Postedon Jun 05, 2013 at 10:20 am
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.
Postedon Jun 04, 2013 at 03:00 pm
On June 1, Oregon United for Marriage, the campaign working to pass the freedom to marry in Oregon, kicked off its canvassing efforts with 'Summer of Love,' a rally to mobilze volunteers and engage supporters of the freedom to marry in a signature-collecting effort.
Postedon Jun 04, 2013 at 01:30 pm
Today, the movement to win marriage abroad took another step closer when the United Kingdom's House of Lords overwhelmingly - by a vote of 390-148 - voted in favor of the marriage bill in its second reading. They also rejected a proposed 'fatal motion,' which would have effectively removed the bill from consideration.
Postedon Jun 04, 2013 at 11:30 am
Last month, legislators in Nevada took the initial steps necessary to begin the multi-year process of repealing a constitutional amendment in the state that prohibits same-sex couples from marrying and replacing it with a measure guaranteeing the freedom to marry to all couples.
Postedon Jun 03, 2013 at 12:45 pm
Today is the fourth anniversary of New Hampshire Governor John Lynch signing the freedom to marry into law across the state of NH after a bill passed through both houses of the legislature. The first marriages for same-sex couples in New Hampshire took place on January 1, 2010, and the law has maintained popular support among New Hampshire residents.
Postedon Jun 03, 2013 at 11:30 am
On Friday, May 31, the Illinois House of Representatives failed to vote on the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which would have affirmed the freedom to marry for all same-sex couples in the state. We will fight and make our case until all Illinois families have the freedom to marry the person they love.