Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

New poll in Rhode Island tracks majority support for the freedom to marry

A new poll out of Rhode Island indicates that a majority of the state's residents favor the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The poll, conducted by WPRI 12, a Rhode Island news station, shows that 56 percent of voters support ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.

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DHS clarifies immigration policy to protect binational same-sex couples from deportation

On Friday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that the DHS will issue written guidance for U.S. immigration officers to ensure that discretionary relief is extended to immigrants in same-sex partnerships or marriages with U.S. citizens. The guidelines mark one of the first times that same-sex couples will be recognized by U.S. immigration policies

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In the Life Media tracks Republican Party’s shifting views on marriage

In a new special, "Rhetoric and Reality," In the Life Media tracks changing tides in the Republican Party's views on marriage for same-sex couples. The video spotlights some of the vehement anti-gay rhetoric we've seen in the modern party and demonstrates how some Republicans are working against those perspectives.

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Maryland editorial calls for Republicans to support the freedom to marry

Last week, Jason Papanikolas, the chairman of the Republican Central Committee for Prince George's County in Maryland, published an editorial in the local Maryland newspaper, The Gazette. In the editorial, Papanikolas argues that Republicans across the state of Maryland should support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

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New poll in Illinois shows growth in support for the freedom to marry

A new poll conducted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University finds that support for the freedom to marry among people in Illinois has grown significantly over the past two years. The institute's data shows that 43.6 percent of respondents said they support marriage for same-sex couples.

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Two Republican Senators who voted for marriage in New York win primary battles

In the New York State primaries this month, two Republican Senators who voted to approve the freedom to marry last year won their primary battles. Our opponents said they would defeat all of the Republicans who stood up for committed same-sex couples, but their failure shows that supporting the freedom to marry is not a political risk.

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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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