Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

After 26 years together, Jim and Duane work to defeat Minnesota marriage amendment

In November, Minnesotans will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would permanently limit the freedom to marry in the state. Duane Bandel and Jim Lawser are one of the couples who could be affected by the vote. Hear from Jim and Duane in this profile about why marriage matters and what they've been doing to oppose the law in Minnesota.

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Austin City Council unanimously supports the freedom to marry

Today, the Austin City Council unanimously approved a resolution supporting the freedom to marry. The council is now the first city in Texas to officially declare support for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.

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Musician dedicates wedding song to NY couple Chris and Carl for Freedom to Marry

As a wedding gift to her friends Chris and Carl, Lindsay Katt wrote and recorded "My Home," a song about the love they've shared for ten years. She produced a slideshow with the song and screened it during the wedding, and now the song is available on iTunes and other music distribution sites. All of the funds raised from "My Home" will be donated to Freedom to Marry. Read our Q&A with Lindsay!

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EMC Corporation endorses Referendum 74 in Washington

Today, data company EMC Corporation announced their support for the freedom to marry by officially endorsing Washington United for Marriage, the coalition of pro-marriage organizations working to uphold the freedom to marry by approving Referendum 74 at the ballot on November 6.

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Momentum in Maryland: This week in the Vote FOR 6 campaign

Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the coalition working to uphold the existing freedom to marry law in the state, has had a busy week. Here are four ways the campaign has been working to push Question 6 this week - including an Adam Lambert concert, outspoken support from Gov. Martin O'Malley, and a united front from black clergy members and the NAACP.

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For Summer and Celeste, DOMA repeal means protection for their daughter

Although they have been together for almost three years, Summer says that she and fiancé Celeste struggle to have their relationship recognized by the Army. This is largely due to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which forces the U.S. military to discriminate against same-sex couples and their families because it denies federal respect of marriages between same-sex couples.

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Launch of Veterans United in Minnesota extends Andrew Wilfahrt’s legacy

Today, Minnesota state representative Tim Walz will lead the launch of Veterans United, a coalition of U.S. military veterans who oppose a proposed constitutional amendment banning the freedom to marry, which Minnesotans will vote on in November.

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Washington mother talks about how only marriage can protect her daughter’s family

On Friday, Washington United for Marriage, the coalition working to uphold the freedom to marry in the state, began airing its second television advertisement to tell voters in the state why marriage matters to same-sex couples.

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Assistant Democratic Leader signs on to Respect for Marriage Act

This week, Congressman James Clyburn became the 157th member of the House of Representatives to sign on as a cosponsor for the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. He also rounds out the support from the Democratic Leadership in the House.

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From volunteer to full-time advocate, Beth Allen aims for marriage in Maine

In November, Mainers will be asked to approve the freedom to marry for all loving and committed couples at the ballot. Beth Allen and her partner Valerie are one of the couples who will be affected by the vote. Hear from Beth in this profile about why marriage matters and what she's been doing to push for the marriage law in Maine!

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