Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Aug 13, 2012 at 01:45 pm
Last week, Army Brigadier General Tammy Smith came out publicly for the first time during a promotion ceremony, where her wife, Tracey Hepner, pinned a new star to Brig. Gen. Smith's uniform. The promotion makes Brig. Gen. Smith the highest-ranking openly gay military figure currently serving.
Postedon Aug 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm
On Saturday in Detroit, the Democratic Party Platform Committee voted unanimously to approve a plank supporting the freedom to marry in the Democratic Party's official national platform. Now, the platform will be reviewed at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC in September, where it is expected to be ratified.
Postedon Aug 13, 2012 at 09:30 am
This week, Freedom to Marry matched its initial 2012 goal of raising and investing $3 million in three battleground states where marriage will appear on the ballot in November. The organization will continue working to raise funds for these campaigns, which need more than $10 million in order to secure wins.
Postedon Aug 10, 2012 at 02:00 pm
Today, a federal judge from the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada agreed to hear 'Sevcik v. Sandoval,' a lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal on behalf of eight same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses in Nevada.
Postedon Aug 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Yesterday, retired Navy Captain Joan Darrah wrote a letter to the chair of the Republican Party Platform Committee asking that he allow her to testify about why the Republican party should include planks in their official platform calling for the repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and support of the freedom to marry for all couples. The chair denied her request, and now Servicemembers Legal Defense Network is sponsoring a petition to support Capt. Darrah.
Postedon Aug 10, 2012 at 10:11 am
Freedom to Marry has a dedicated and diverse staff working each day to secure the freedom to marry nationwide, and we want to help you get to know each of us a little bit better. This week, we hear from Diana Brockmann, our Office Manager.
Postedon Aug 09, 2012 at 05:00 pm
Two weeks ago, the Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee announced that the draft of the official party platform included language supporting the freedom to marry for same-sex couples and calling for the repeal of the anti-gay so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Today, the language of these LGBT-supportive planks were released.
Postedon Aug 09, 2012 at 03:45 pm
Today, the state of Indiana and fourteen other states (AL, AK, AZ, CO, GA, ID, KS, MI, NE, OK, SC, SD, TX and VA) filed an amicus brief in Gill v. Office of Personnell Managaement, one of the most prominent court cases challenging the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Postedon Aug 09, 2012 at 01:15 pm
In September, Thomas Roberts, one of the lead anchors on MSNBC, will tie the knot with Patrick Abner, his partner of 12 years. The wedding will make him the first television news anchor to marry a same-sex spouse.
Postedon Aug 09, 2012 at 10:00 am
Last year, a video of Zach Wahls speaking before the Iowa House Judiciary Committee about why his lesbian mothers deserve the same protections from their marriage as married different-sex couples, And this month, keeping in line with his whirlwind year of advocacy, he's teaming up with One Iowa to talk about the importance of retaining the freedom to marry in the state and to make his message known even beyond the borders of Iowa.