Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Oct 23, 2012 at 10:45 am
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.
Postedon Oct 22, 2012 at 04:30 pm
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.
Postedon Oct 22, 2012 at 12:15 pm
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.
Postedon Oct 19, 2012 at 02:14 pm
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Postedon Oct 19, 2012 at 11:45 am
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.
Postedon Oct 19, 2012 at 10:30 am
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!
Postedon Oct 18, 2012 at 04:45 pm
This week, Minnesotans United for All Families, the coalition working to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment in Minnesota that would permanently limit the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, released a new video featuring former Proposition 8 supporter David Blankenhorn speaking out against the amendment.
Postedon Oct 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm
Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second District, out of New York, ruled in Windsor v. United States that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. This marks the second time that a federal Court of Appeals has found DOMA unconstitutional, and it is the first appeals court decision to decide that government discrimination against gay and lesbian people should receive a more specific level of judicial review called "heightened scrutiny."
Postedon Oct 18, 2012 at 10:20 am
This morning, Equally Blessed, a coalition of Catholic organizations working toward equality for LGBT people and their families, released a report showing that the Knights of Columbus has spent more than $15.8 million working against the freedom to marry for committed same-sex couples since 2005. How else could they have used that money?
Postedon Oct 17, 2012 at 04:45 pm
Every day, the canvassing team at Washington United for Marriage logs the results of their conversations, recording interesting stories and positive or negative feedback from prospective voters. Here, we've collected a few of those reports to give you an inside look on canvassing in Washington and how we're moving closer to marriage each and every day.