Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Illinois Senate Executive Committee advances marriage bill

This afternoon, the Illinois Senate Executive Committee voted in favor of advancing a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state. By a vote of 9-5, legislators in the committee stood on the Right Side of History and took the first step toward making Illinois the tenth state to embrace the freedom to marry for all couples.

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Key British and French houses approve the freedom to marry for same-sex couples

Today, the British House of Commons voted overwhelmingly in favor of extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in England and Wales. After a full day of debate on The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, the House of Commons approved the bill by a vote of 400-175.

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Vows for My Husband: College sweethearts Mario and Jason marry in New York

Mario Pabón and Jason McAllister married this September on their seventh anniversary in New York City. They wrote their own vows for the ceremony, and here, Mario has shared his vows to Jason with Freedom to Marry.

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VIDEO: Super Bowl champion Brendon Ayanbadejo supports the freedom to marry

Last night, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo became a Super Bowl champion when his team triumphed over the San Francisco 49ers in the annual championship NFL game. He used his national spotlight to shine a light on why marriage matters to same-sex couples.

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Freedom to Marry welcomes Diane Abbitt and Jennifer Cast as board members

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.

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How marriage moved forward this week in DE, HI, IL, MN and RI

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!

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Colorado civil union bill advances out of committee, will be heard by full Senate

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.

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New poll in Minnesota demonstrates increasing support for the freedom to marry

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.

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President Obama includes binational same-sex couples in immigration reform proposal

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.

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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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