Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Mar 15, 2013 at 11:00 am
This week, Republican Senator Rob Portman from Ohio formally announced that he now supports the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. His announcement marks the first time that a sitting Republican Senator has publicly supported marriage for same-sex couples.
Postedon Mar 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Today, 20 new conservative voices joined the leadership committee for Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry. The new members include Abby, Liddy, and Mary Anne Huntsman, S.E. Cupp, Liz Mair, and more.
Postedon Mar 13, 2013 at 11:15 am
Yesterday, bills that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Minnesota advanced through key committee votes in the MN House and Senate. The bills will now face consideration by the full Minnesota House and Senate.
Postedon Mar 13, 2013 at 10:00 am
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.
Postedon Mar 12, 2013 at 02:00 pm
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.
Postedon Mar 12, 2013 at 12:15 pm
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.
Postedon Mar 12, 2013 at 11:45 am
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."
Postedon Mar 12, 2013 at 09:30 am
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.
Postedon Mar 08, 2013 at 01:00 pm
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.
Postedon Mar 08, 2013 at 12:30 pm
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.