Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Oct 10, 2012 at 10:45 am
This week, the Department of Homeland Security issued new written deportation guidelines for U.S. immigration officials that specifically clarify that discretionary relief will be extended to immigrants in same-sex partnerships or marriages with U.S. citizens. The memorandum clarifies that same-sex relationships that rise to the level of "family relationships" are long-term, same-sex relationships.
Postedon Oct 09, 2012 at 04:30 pm
Election Day is approaching fast: There are fewer than 28 days until November 6, when voters in four states - Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington - will vote on marriage-related ballot initiatives. The voter registration deadlines and procedures are a little bit different in each state.
Postedon Oct 09, 2012 at 02:00 pm
At Ithaca College in New York, Seattle resident John Vogan has partnered with Created Equal to host phone banks for Washington state every two weeks. Twice a month, John and Created Equal distribute posters and Facebook invitations asking students to talk on the phone with Washington residents to protect the freedom to marry for all couple.
Postedon Oct 05, 2012 at 03:30 pm
This weekend, supporters of the freedom to marry in Palm Springs and Los Angeles will come together to raise funds and awareness for the four battleground states where marriage for same-sex couples will be put to a vote. Be sure to follow along with Freedom to Marry tomorrow and Sunday while we highlight content from people who attend the events!
Postedon Oct 05, 2012 at 12:00 pm
This week, the so-called National Organization for Marriage announced that an anonymous donor has pledged two million dollars to support NOM's anti-gay efforts to defeat marriage at the ballot in four key battleground states on November 6. Help us combat their secret donor by giving to Freedom to Marry's Win More States Fund.
Postedon Oct 04, 2012 at 04:00 pm
Because of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex couples are deprived of more than 1,000 protections and responsibilities afforded to married different-sex couples. For Nathalie and Hope - and thousands of other binational same-sex couples like them - this includes the ability to sponsor your spouse for a green card to allow them to move permanently to the United States.
Postedon Oct 04, 2012 at 11:30 am
Yesterday, Freedom to Marry's Federal Director delivered a letter thanking the Democratic Party for adding a plank supporting the freedom to marry to their official national party platform. Nearly 35,000 Freedom to Marry supporters signed the letter.
Postedon Oct 04, 2012 at 10:30 am
In November, Washington residents will be asked to uphold the freedom to marry, for all loving and committed couples, a law that was signed by the governor in February. Colleen Ozolitis and her wife Lee Ann Martinso, who married in Canada six years ago but want to marry in their home state, are one of the couples who will be affected by the vote. Read their story and find out why marriage matters to them.
Postedon Oct 03, 2012 at 03:48 pm
A new release from The Legal Stranger Project takes a look at the life of Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Charlie Morgan, who recently returned from a deployment in Kuwait and is now battling incurable stage-four breast cancer. Should she not survive, her wife Karen would be unable to access any of the survivor benefits that she would need to take care of their five-year-old daughter Casey Elena.
Postedon Oct 03, 2012 at 03:30 pm
Today, the travel company Expedia published a video showcasing a father's journey to accepting his lesbian daughter as she prepares to marry her wife on their Wedding Day. The video is part of Expedia's new branding campaign called "Find Yours" - it asks viewers to "Find Your Understanding."