Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Feb 20, 2013 at 10:45 am
Today, the Respect for Marriage Coalition launched an unprecedented national advertising campaign featuring prominent bipartisan leaders speaking out in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The national television, print, and online advertising campaign sends the message that it's #Time4Marriage.
Postedon Feb 19, 2013 at 03:00 pm
A new poll demonstrates that a large majority of Americans are opposed to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the law that prohibits federal respect for lawful marriages between same-sex couples.
Postedon Feb 14, 2013 at 03:15 pm
Today, the Illinois Senate voted in favor of a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state. By a vote of 34-21, IL Senators stood on the Right Side of History and took this historic step toward making Illinois the tenth state to embrace the freedom to marry for all couples.
Postedon Feb 14, 2013 at 02:30 pm
Today, Mayors for the Freedom to Marry welcomed its 300th member. 300 mayors from 32 states and the District of Columbia have signed the pledge to support marriage for same-sex couples, meaning the coalition has nearly quadrupled in size since launching last year.
Postedon Feb 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm
It's big Valentine's Day for the freedom to marry - marriage supporters in Illinois, Minnesota, and Oregon have big movements planned today to take steps toward winning the freedom to marry for all couples across the country.
Postedon Feb 13, 2013 at 02:00 pm
Last month, Matthew and Raymie participated in the Campaign for Southern Equality's "We Do" campaign by requesting a marriage license in Tennessee. After being denied the license, Raymie delivered a rousing, moving speech about why he wants to be able to call Matthew his husband. Watch the video here.
Postedon Feb 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Today, the French National Assembly, the lower house of the Parliament in France, voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that would extend the freedom to marry and adoption opportunities to same-sex couples. The bill now faces consideration by the French Senate.
Postedon Feb 12, 2013 at 10:44 am
As the country continues to move forward on marriage, we take the time this week to celebrate the thousands of same-sex couples celebrating their first Valentine's Day as a married couple - and look forward to the day when all couples who want to marry can be married Valentines.
Postedon Feb 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Today, the Colorado Senate approved a bill that would all same-sex couples to join together in civil union, which affords same-sex couples some - but not all - of the protections and responsibilities that marriage provides. Now, the bill will be considered by the CO House of Representatives.
Postedon Feb 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Today, Sec. of Defense Panetta said he would extend new protections - including military ID cards and access to family support initiatives - to same-sex spouses of active members of the military. DOMA restricts the military from addressing larger concerns, including health care, housing, and survivor's benefits.