Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

New Zealand legislators overwhelmingly advance marriage bill in critical vote

Yesterday, legislators in New Zealand overwhelmingly voted to advance a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the country. The vote marked the second of three votes needed to pass the marriage bill.

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7 Minnesotans who testified in favor of the freedom to marry during committee hearings

This morning, a wide array of voices spoke out in support of the freedom to marry in the House Civil Law Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee. Here's a look at seven people who testified in favor of the freedom to marry during these committees.

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Colorado legislature approves civil union law, awaits governor’s signature

Today, the Colorado House of Representatives approved a law that will extend civil union to same-sex couples in the state, marking a huge step toward the freedom to marry in the state. The law now awaits Gov. John Hickenlooper's signature, who has been a vocal advocate for the law.

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Marc Solomon honored with Congressman Gerry E. Studds Visibility Award

This weekend, on Saturday, March 9, Freedom to Marry's National Campaign Director Marc Solomon was presented with the Congressman Gerry E. Studds Visibility Award. The award honors "individuals of integrity and selflessness who embody the spirit of service and provide positive leadership for the LGBT community."

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Poll: 54% of American Catholics support the freedom to marry

Quinnipiac University released the results of a new survey today that demonstrate increased support for the freedom to marry among a number of key demographics. Most notably, 54 percent of American Catholic voters surveyed said that they support marriage for same-sex couples.

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Chicago athletes urge Illinois legislature to support marriage law

Yesterday, four renowned Chicago athletes - including Chicago Cubs Hall-of-Famer Ernie Banks - urged legislators in Illinois to support the freedom to marry. "Discrimination is wrong, no matter whom the target is," they wrote in a joint letter.

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Tribal council of Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians approves marriage statute

This week, the tribal council of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, based in Michigan, approved a statute that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in the tribe. The tribe would become the third tribal nation to respect and perform marriages for same-sex couples.

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President Bill Clinton: It’s time to overturn DOMA

On Friday, President Bill Clinton joined the chorus of voices calling on the Supreme Court to overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal respect for marriages between same-sex couples.

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Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry celebrate marriage opinion analysis

Today, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry celebrated a new meta-analysis of national polling data and electoral trends that indicates that a much broader, more diverse majority support the freedom to marry, while opposition is increasingly isolated within narrow demographic groups.

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Analysis demonstrates increased and diverse support, isolated opposition for marriage

A new analysis of national polling data and trends on the freedom to marry by two top Democratic and Republican pollsters indicates that the majority national support for marriage for same-sex couples is broadening and diversifying while resistance is diminishing and becoming isolated to just a few narrow demographic groups.

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