Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Feb 01, 2013 at 06:00 pm
This week, Freedom to Marry announced two new additions to our growing boards of directors. Former Amazon.com Vice President and community volunteer Jennifer Cast of Seattle and Equality California founder, political activist and lawyer Diane Abbitt.
Postedon Jan 31, 2013 at 01:30 pm
It's been another big week for the freedom to marry in five key states where we can pass marriage bills in the state legislatures in 2013. Check out some key updates from this week in Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, and Rhode Island!
Postedon Jan 31, 2013 at 11:45 am
This morning, the Colorado Senate Appropriations Committee voted to advance a bill that would allow same-sex couples in the state to join together in civil union. Last week, the bill was advanced through the Senate Judiciary Committee. Now, it will be heard and voted on by the full Colorado Senate.
Postedon Jan 30, 2013 at 11:45 am
Last week, Public Policy Polling released the results from a survey of Minnesota residents of their views on the freedom to marry. The poll demonstrated that 47 percent of Minnesotans support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, while just 45 percent oppose it.
Postedon Jan 29, 2013 at 04:30 pm
This afternoon in Las Vegas, NV, President Barack Obama presented the White House's proposal for immigration reform. The proposal includes extending protections to binational same-sex couples, where one partner is a United States citizen and the other is not.
Postedon Jan 29, 2013 at 12:15 pm
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.
Postedon Jan 29, 2013 at 10:59 am
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.
Postedon Jan 28, 2013 at 04:45 pm
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.
Postedon Jan 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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.
Postedon Jan 25, 2013 at 05:30 pm
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.