Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

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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Congressman Hanna becomes 2nd Republican cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act

Today, Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY) announced his support for the Respect for Marriage Act, bill HR-1116, which would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Congressman Hanna is the 159th cosponsor of the bill and the second Republican cosponsor.

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Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry applaud Gingrich’s comments on marriage

Today, Republican politician Newt Gingrich said that the Republican Party must heed public opinion and acknowledge the support that the freedom to marry has seen in recent years. The Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry leadership committee responded, applauding the statement and calling for change in the Republican Party.

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Brazil’s São Paolo extends the freedom to marry to same-sex couples

Yesterday, the Brazilian state of São Paulo announced that same-sex couples in the state will soon have the freedom to marry. São Paulo now joins Bahia and Alagoas as states in Brazil where same-sex couples can marry without additional obstacles.

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Rhode Island Senate President commits to vote on marriage legislation

On Monday, Rhode Island's state Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed said that legislation extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples would "certainly" be brough to a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2013. If the committee votes in favor of the bill, the freedom to marry would go before the full legislature in Rhode Island.

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