Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

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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13 couples celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the freedom to marry in Washington, DC

This week marks the third anniversary of the freedom to marry taking effect in Washington, D.C.: March 9, 2010. To celebrate, we spoke with 13 same-sex couples who have married in the past three years in our nation's capital.

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Q&A: Marc Solomon to receive Congressman Gerry E. Studds Visibility Award

This week, on March 9, Freedom to Marry's National Campaign Director Marc Solomon will be honored at the Fenway Health Men's Event, where he will be presented with The Congressman Gerry E. Studds Visibility Award 2013. We spoke with Marc this week to reflect on receiving the honor.

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New memo from Freedom to Marry and Third Way: Pro-marriage legislators win elections

Today, Freedom to Marry and Third Way released a memo demonstrating that state legislators who vote in favor of marriage for same-sex couples continue to win voter support when running for reelection. The analysis demonstrates that 97% of state legislators who voted for the freedom to marry and ran for reelection won in 2012, compared to 90% of incumbent state legislators nationwide.

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Recent state-wide polling demonstrates decisive majority support for marriage

Over the past year and a half, national poll after national poll has indicated the fact that a decisive majority of Americans support the freedom to marry - and that the majority only continues to grow as more and more people take the time to consider why marriage matters to same-sex couples and their families.

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ROUND-UP: 13 groups that urged the Supreme Court to overturn Prop 8 or DOMA

Dozens of briefs have been filed in the past week in the DOMA and Prop 8 Supreme Court cases. Here's a round-up of thirteen diverse groups that spoke out for the freedom to marry through briefs in either the Windsor or Hollingworth cases.

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212 Congressional Democrats file brief urging Supreme Court to overturn DOMA

This morning, 212 Democratic members of Congress - led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi filed an amicus brief in Windsor v. United States, the Supreme Court case challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal respect for legal marriages between same-sex couples.

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