Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Phone bank for marriage in WA and ME without ever leaving your couch!

Please step up and join us for our new remote phone banking program. You can make calls for Mainers United for Marriage and Washington United for Marriage without ever even leaving your couch.

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A 29 year partnership: Why marriage in MD matters to Jo and Teresa

For Jo and Teresa, who have been together for 29 years, the freedom to marry in Maryland really does matter. Beyond the necessary protections that marriage would provide, they know that Maryland is their home. "It's significant that our children were born here," Teresa said. "It's significant that this is where we've made our home. We are part of this community and we want to be treated equally here."

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New Yes on 1 video exposes marriage opponents’ lies in Maine

Mainers United for Marriage, the coalition working to proactively pass the freedom to marry at the ballot in Maine, released a new advertisement that explains that ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in Maine would in no way lead to more discrimination lawsuits in the state.

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As their first anniversary approaches, Bobbi and Jen hope marriage passes in Maryland

In November, Marylanders will be asked to uphold the freedom to marry, for all loving and committed couples, a law that was signed by the governor in March. Bobbi and Jen Buchman, who married in a "non-legal" ceremony in Maryland in November 2011, are one of the couples who will be affected by the vote. Read their story and find out why marriage matters to them.

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Lead plaintiffs in DOMA case call for the freedom to marry in new video

This week marks the first anniversary of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) announcing the filing of McLaughlin v. Panetta, a landmark lawsuit challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Now, the lead plaintiffs in the case - Major Shannon McLaughlin of the Massachusetts National Guard and her wife Casey - are speaking out against DOMA in a new video.

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‘The Story of Monica & Naomi’ video wins two awards at the W3 Awards

This week, "The Story of Monica and Naomi," the launch video in "Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry" our joint campaign with Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, won Best in Show and a Gold Award at the W3 Awards, which recognizes the creative forces behind award-winning websites, videos, and campaigns.

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Artist Spotlight: Newlywed Rufus Wainwright plays for the freedom to marry

In August, acclaimed singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright married long-time partner Jörn Weisbrodt. Now, he's taking the stage with fun., The National, They Might Be Giants, and an all-star roster of other musical acts for Freedom to Love Now!, a concert event in New York City that will benefit Freedom to Marry.

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Survey: Where would you turn to for LGBT legal issues?

On behalf of one of our valued partners, we'd love for you to take this brief online survey to help us learn more about which of these legal issues are most important to you.

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Freedom to Marry goes purple for Spirit Day!

Today is Spirit Day, an annual day when millions of Americans wear purple as a symbol of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people across the country. Freedom to Marry is joining hundreds of organizations and public figures in taking a stand against bullying by wearing purple and going purple on Facebook.

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WATCH: Teaser trailer for all-star Freedom to Love Now! benefit concert in NYC

Nearly a dozen musical acts will take the stage on October 30, including "We Are Young" radio darlings fun., singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and The National! Watch this teaser trailer and buy tickets. If you buy before Sunday night, you'll be entered into a chance to win a VIP package!

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