Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Jan 16, 2013 at 03:45 pm
At the end of 2012, Tatjana Plitt successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign to fuel her journey across the United States to reach the dozens of same-sex military couples who have volunteered to lend their story and portrait to speak out against DOMA. We caught up with Tatjana to learn more about her project as she prepares for her journey!
Postedon Jan 16, 2013 at 11:30 am
In November, Minnesotans United for All Families, led the campaign to defeat an anti-gay constitutional amendment in Minnesota. Now, the organization is aiming to complete the cycle by winning marriage for same-sex couples across the state of Minnesota in 2013!
Postedon Jan 15, 2013 at 12:15 pm
Yesterday, former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, who has been nominated to become Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration, sent a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer, where he affirmed his support for same-sex military couples and their families.
Postedon Jan 14, 2013 at 03:45 pm
Last week, the Obama administration announced support for a bill in Rhode Island that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state. President Obama announced similar support for marriage legislation in his home state of Illinois last month.
Postedon Jan 14, 2013 at 01:15 pm
On Sunday, dozens of business leaders signed onto a letter endorsing the freedom to marry in Illinois, explaining that ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage would strengthen the workforce and increase economic development across the state.
Postedon Jan 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Throughout all of their trials - as a same-sex military couple living under DADT, as a same-sex couple in the South, and as a same-sex couple standing up against the insecurities that DOMA causes their family - Army Lt. Col. Heather Mack and her wife Ashley Broadway have continually found strength in each other.
Postedon Jan 14, 2013 at 10:40 am
Today is a historic day in Rhode Island - it's the official launch of Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, an unprecedented coalition working to pass marriage legislation in 2013. Freedom to Marry is proud to be a leading member of this robust coalition.
Postedon Jan 11, 2013 at 04:15 pm
A new poll from Political Insiders in The National Journal indicates significant growth in support of ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. 97 percent of Democratic respondents and 27 percent of Republican respondents said that their respective parties should support the freedom to marry.
Postedon Jan 10, 2013 at 03:00 pm
Yesterday was the first day of the 2013 legislative session in Illinois, and IL state Sen. Heather Steans and Rep. Greg Harris wasted no time introducing bills to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in the state. Illinois Unites for Marriage, which includes Freedom to Marry, is working alongside legislators to pass the bill in 2013.
Postedon Jan 10, 2013 at 02:00 pm
For the past week, the Campaign for Southern Equality has been touring across the South with its "We Do" campaign, where same-sex couples request marriage licenses and provoke denials in order to illustrate the discriminatory marriage laws in these states. Check out stories and video from the campaign!