Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

ROUND-UP: 5 states where we can win the freedom to marry in 2013

We're not even a full month into 2013, and yet the freedom to marry is off to an amazing start this year, with five key states looking to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. Each of the legislative campaigns - in Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, and Rhode Island - have significant momentum this year to move marriage forward.

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Rhode Island House of Representatives passes marriage bill with large majority

Today, the House of Representatives in Rhode Island voted on a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples - and by a vote of 51 to 19, the members of the House approved the bill!

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Colorado civil union bill passes out of Senate Committee

On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee in Colorado voted to advance a bill that would allow same-sex couples in the state to join together in civil union, which affords same-sex couples some - but not all - of the protections and responsibilities that marriage provides.

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Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee unanimously advances marriage bill

Today, the Judiciary Committee of the Rhode Island House of Representatives unanimously voted to advance a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in the state. This vote marks the first time ever that a legislative body has moved a marriage bill forward in the state.

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Five ways the 57th Inauguration embraced and celebrated gay and lesbian Americans

Yesterday's Inauguration was historic and momentous for gay and lesbian Americans, who were celebrated and heralded like never before at a Presidential Inauguration. Here are five landmark ways that the LGBT community was embraced at this weekend's inauguration.

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President Obama calls for the freedom to marry in second inaugural address

Yesterday, in his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment to the freedom to marry, becoming the first president ever to do so - and the first to ever make direct reference to gay and lesbian Americans - in an inaugural speech.

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Equality Delaware leads campaign to win marriage in Delaware in 2013

Now, it's time to win marriage in Delaware. Equality Delaware is leading the campaign to advance a marriage bill this year, and Freedom to Marry is proud to serve as a coalition partner in the campaign to win the freedom to marry for all couples in the state.

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Board Member Spotlight: Barb Cox

Behind every strong organization is a strong Board of Directors - and Freedom to Marry has a dedicated and diverse group of individuals working each day to secure the freedom to marry nationwide. This week, we hear from Barb Cox, the Chair of Freedom to Marry, Inc.'s Board of Directors and the Secretary of Freedom to Marry Action's Board of Directors.

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Jennifer and Lexi promise their love in traditional Quaker wedding ceremony in MD

In 2006, Jennifer and Lexi Chapin-Smith held a wedding ceremony in Maryland in the traditional Quaker tradition. Now, in 2013, they've had a legal ceremony, one that reaffirms their love and commitment for each other.

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PHOTOS: Advocates testify in support of marriage at first Rhode Island hearing

On Tuesday, the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples throughout Rhode Island. Supporters of the marriage law were able to share testimony on the bill. Check out 6 photos from the day of the hearing to catch up!

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