Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

WATCH: Ken Mehlman encourages Iowa Republicans to support the freedom to marry

On Monday night, Ken Mehlman, former chairman of the Republican National Committee and an influential GOP strategist, spoke to a crowd at a public event in Des Moines, Iowa about why marriage matters and why supporting the freedom to marry is consistent with conservative values.

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Lawmakers and citizens work to move marriage forward in France, England and Wales

Just as the freedom to marry in the United States has gotten off to a rousing start in the first month of 2013, support for marriage in England, Wales, and France has also surged this year, with lawmakers and citizens taking big steps to move marriage forward this year.

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Wyoming House Committee advances domestic partnership bill

Today, the Wyoming House Corporations Committee advanced a bill that would allow same-sex couples to join together in domestic partnerships. We applaud the members of the Wyoming House Corporations Committee for taking that first step, but we know that the freedom to marry is the only way to achieve true equality.

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Board Member Spotlight: Sam Thoron

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 year, we want to help you get to know each board member little bit better. This week, we hear from Sam Thoron, who has been actively involved on the PFLAG National Board for many years.

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Marriage opponents file opening briefs in DOMA and Prop 8 Supreme Court cases

This week, opponents of the freedom to marry and supporters of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act filed their opening briefs in Hollingsworth v. Perry - the legal challenge to California's Proposition 8 - and Windsor v. United States - a legal challenge to DOMA.

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Lesbian Army wife denied membership to spouses’ club wins Spouse of the Year award

Today, Ashley Broadway, the wife of a female Army officer who captured headlines this year when she was denied full membership for the Association of Bragg Officers' Spouses, was revealed as the winner of Fort Bragg's "Spouse of the Year" award. Earlier this week, Ashley and her wife, Army Lt. Col. Heather Mack, celebrated the birth of their second child.

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VIDEO: Rhode Island House approves the freedom to marry

A new video shows the moment of victory in the House and includes interviews with several key legislators and volunteers for Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, the coalition working to win marriage in Rhode Island in 2013.

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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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