Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

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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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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