Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

United Kingdom House of Lords moves marriage forward in overwhelming vote

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.

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Nevada legislature sets in motion initiative to pass the freedom to marry

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.

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New Hampshire celebrates fourth anniversary of approving the freedom to marry

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.

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Illinois House fails to vote on marriage bill

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.

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Commitment through Friendship: Leah, Natalie and Hayes in New Orleans

Leah and Natalie, who just moved from Mobile, AL to New Orleans, LA know that their family deserves respect - and that the love, commitment, and devotion of all families should be treated equally. They look forward to the day when they can publicly declare their love in a legal ceremony with their son Hayes.

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WATCH: Wedding video from Susan and Shannon’s celebration wins international award

Last year, Susan and Shannon promised their commitment to each other in Kansas City, MO, and they had a filmmaker capture the experience in a video called "Radiance." Now, the film has won an international award. Michael Ransdell of One Tree Films has won an international film contest from Top Knots!

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Q&A: Photographer nears completion of project on how DOMA hurts military families

This year, Tatjana Plitt, a photographer from Australia living in the United States, has been amplifying these stories of military families affected by DOMA through her "Gay Warriors" project, where she photographs couples and their families in their uniforms and shares their stories. Here, we caught up with Tatjana to ask her about her trip!

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Happy Anniversary, Massachusetts: 9 Years with the freedom to marry

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the first weddings between same-sex couples in Massachusetts! Now, less than ten years after that historic day in Massachusetts, same-sex couples across the New England region have the freedom to marry.

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New polls demonstrate majority support for marriage in Arizona, Michigan and Virginia

This week, new polls were released demonstrating majority support for the freedom to marry in three states where same-sex couples currently do not have the freedom to marry. Check out the inspiring results from Arizona, Michigan, and Virginia!

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Pre-order Audra McDonald’s new solo album and support Freedom to Marry!

Until Monday, May 20, Freedom to Marry supporters have the opportunity to pre-order Audra McDonald's new solo album, 'Go Back Home' using the promo code FREEDOM. Nonesuch Records will donate $1 to Freedom to Marry for every album pre-ordered at nonsuch.com using the "FREEDOM" promo code at check-out.

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