Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Freedom to Marry denounces GOP decision to spend more defending anti-gay DOMA

This week, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives included language in the Opening Day Rules Package that allowed the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group to continue paying outside counsel to defend the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the law that hurts legally married same-sex couples, like Corri and Dianne, pictured.

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Marriage in Illinois garners new supporters and an imminent Senate vote

It's a busy week for the freedom in Illinois, which could become the tenth state in the country to approve the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Diverse groups of people in Illinois are speaking up and standing together for marriage as the state Senate makes moves on the legislation.

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In first year of civil union law, Delaware issued over 500 licenses to same-sex couples

Just over a year ago - on January 1, 2012 - the Civil Union and Equality Act of 2011 took effect in Delaware. This week, Delaware reporters found that the state's three marriage bureaus have so far issued approximately 565 civil union licenses since the law took effect.

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2013 kicks off with big marriage movement in Illinois and Rhode Island

We're just two days in 2013, and already we're seeing big movements on the freedom to marry in key state legislatures for this year. In Illinois, legislators are debating the freedom to marry today, aiming for approval by January 8. And in Rhode Island, advocates are introducing the bill tomorrow.

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Photos: 7 Baltimore couples who rang in the New Year with marriage!

As the freedom to marry took effect at 12:01 a.m. on New Year's Day in Maryland, ShaDonna Jackson was on hand to photograph the historic, heart-warming event in Baltimore, MD. She shared her photos, part of her "Shoot for Equality" project, with us!

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Photo Retrospective: The road to the freedom to marry in Maryland!

In the first hours of 2013, sam-sex couples across the state of Maryland will finally have the freedom to marry. Marriage advocates in Maryland campaigned long and hard in order to win marriage for same-sex couples. But how did we do it? Relive the road to the freedom to marry in Maryland with this photo retrospective!

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Photo Retrospective: The road to the freedom to marry in Maine!

Tonight at midnight, same-sex couples across the state of Maine will finally have the freedom to marry. But how did we do it? How did we turn a disappointing defeat in 2009 into an amazing victory in 2012? It wasn't easy. Relive the road to the freedom to marry with this photo retrospective!

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‘We Do’ campaign will confront marriage discrimination across the south

For over a year, the Campaign for Southern Equality has been leading the We Do campaign, where same-sex couples request - and are denied - marriage licenses in their home communities. As they gear up for Stage 4 of their campaign, Freedom to Marry spoke with Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, the organization's Executive Director.

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PHOTOS: 13 gay hopes to ring in the New Year

2012 was a big year for the freedom to marry - but we want 2013 to be even bigger. That's why we gathered together 13 loving and committed same-sex couples from across the country to share their thoughts on what they'd like to see in the new year.

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Board Member Spotlight: Anne Stanback

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 Anne Stanback, the Chair of Freedom to Marry Action's Board of Directors.

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