Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Record number of LGBT people will participate in Democratic National Convention

When the Democratic National Convention officially kicks off on September 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina, the LGBT community will be represented more prominently than any previous DNC. According to the National Stonewall Democrats, over 530 openly LGBT participants will be official participants at the event.

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The Lawsons want both of their twin sons to have the freedom to marry

Last week, a new video advertisement began airing on television screens in Maine, which advocates are tirelessly working to make the first state to proactively win marriage at the ballot in November. The spot features Dan and Pat Lawson, a couple from Monroe, Maine that has been married for 30 years, talking about their twin sons, one of whom is gay.

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Young Conservatives and Log Cabin Republicans call for freedom to marry in Tampa newspaper ad

In tomorrow's edition of The Tampa Tribune, a new public service-focused advertisement from Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry and Log Cabin Republicans will be published. The ad's publication is perfectly aligned with the Republican National Convention, which continues until Thursday, August 30 in Tampa, Florida.

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Lawyers opposing Proposition 8 ask Supreme Court to pass on appeal

On Friday, Ted Olson, David Boies, and the other lawyers representing the gay and lesbian plaintiffs in Perry v. Brown, the court case challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8 in California, filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court not to review the case.

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Young Conservatives Leadership Committee members advocate for the freedom to marry

Over the past few weeks, members of the Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry leadership committee have been speaking out about why they support marriage for all couples, and why their fellow conservatives, Republicans, or Libertarians should join them in calling for the freedom to marry.

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Anglican bishop urges Church of England to support the freedom to marry

This week, Anglican Bishop Alan Wilson, who has served as the Bishop of Buckingham in the Diocese of Oxford for the Church of England since 2003, recorded a video as part of Out 4 Marriage, a British campaign that encourages prominent individuals to express their support for the freedom to marry.

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French Prime Minister says government will introduce marriage bill in October

Jean-Marc Ayrault, the Prime Minister of France, announced this weekend that his government will introduce a bill to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in France, to the Parliament this fall.

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In the Life Media profiles Edie Windsor and her DOMA challenge

In the Life, a national LGBT-focused television program, has released a new video showcasing Edith Windsor, the 83-year-old New Yorker at the center of Windsor v. United States, one of the primary lawsuits challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders asks conservatives to support marriage in new ad

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, one of the chairs of our Mayors for the Freedom to Marry coalition, has filmed a new television advertisement with the Human Rights Campaign and Freedom to Marry where he speaks out about why he supports the freedom to marry for all couples and why other conservatives should do the same. The TV spot is set to air in the Tampa area during the Republican National Convention next week.

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National Latino organizations urge passage of the Uniting American Families Act

This week, over thiry prominent Latino organizations signed onto a group filing that encourages Congress to pass immigration reform legislation, including legislation that would eliminate immigration discrimination for same-sex couples.

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