Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Nearly 35,000 Freedom to Marry supporters thank Democrats for historic party platform

Yesterday, Freedom to Marry's Federal Director delivered a letter thanking the Democratic Party for adding a plank supporting the freedom to marry to their official national party platform. Nearly 35,000 Freedom to Marry supporters signed the letter.

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Six years after marrying in Canada, Colleen and Lee Ann aim for a marriage win in WA

In November, Washington residents will be asked to uphold the freedom to marry, for all loving and committed couples, a law that was signed by the governor in February. Colleen Ozolitis and her wife Lee Ann Martinso, who married in Canada six years ago but want to marry in their home state, 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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Documentary showcases CW2 Charlie Morgan’s fight against DOMA and cancer

A new release from The Legal Stranger Project takes a look at the life of Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Charlie Morgan, who recently returned from a deployment in Kuwait and is now battling incurable stage-four breast cancer. Should she not survive, her wife Karen would be unable to access any of the survivor benefits that she would need to take care of their five-year-old daughter Casey Elena.

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Expedia campaign highlights father’s journey to accepting his lesbian daughter

Today, the travel company Expedia published a video showcasing a father's journey to accepting his lesbian daughter as she prepares to marry her wife on their Wedding Day. The video is part of Expedia's new branding campaign called "Find Yours" - it asks viewers to "Find Your Understanding."

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New survey shows that a firm majority of Latinos support the freedom to marry

A new poll from NBC Latino/IBOPE Zogby indicates that a solid majority of Latinos in the United States support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. 60 percent of Latinos surveyed in the poll said they "strongly agree" that same-sex couples should be able to marry.

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‘Question One’ chronicles hope and heartbreak in Maine’s 2009 marriage campaign

A new documentary called 'Question One' tells the story of the 2009 marriage campaign in Maine. The film takes viewers behind the scenes of both sides of the campaign, giving a full picture of what happened.

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New TV ads in Washington highlight people of faith and religious liberty

Yesterday, Washington United for Marriage, the coalition working to uphold the freedom to marry in Washington, released two new television advertisements that will begin airing across the state. Both of the ads discuss the role of religion in Washington residents' support for the freedom to marry.

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Anti-gay opponents of the freedom to marry start airing TV ads

This week, the so-called National Organization for Marriage is launching the first of its television advertisements in order to push their anti-gay messages even further in Maine and Minnesota.

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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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