Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Jul 19, 2012 at 07:20 pm
Last night, Houston mayor Annise Parker, one of the chairs of our Mayors for the Freedom to Marry campaign, was a featured guest on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report. She spoke about her partner, discussed why marriage matters, and referenced the 250 other mayors who stand with her in advocating for the freedom to marry.
Postedon Jul 19, 2012 at 02:00 pm
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, spoke out this week about her support for the freedom to marry. She also said that she expects the party to include a plank supporting marriage for same-sex couples at the Democratic National Convention.
Postedon Jul 13, 2012 at 11:00 am
Earlier this week, Freedom to Marry launched our newest campaign, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, our initiatve to amplify the voices of young people who identify as conservative, Republican, or Libertarian and support the freedom to marry. Take a look at photos from the event!
Postedon Jul 13, 2012 at 09:00 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 Shawn Werner, Freedom to Marry's Director of Political Operations.
Postedon Jul 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Today, a number of medical and psychological organizations filed an amicus brief in Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management, making the case that children are not harmed by having same-sex parents - but rather by federal laws that prohibit the legal recognition of their parents' marriage. The brief is the third influential brief this week that urges the Court to rule DOMA unconstitutional.
Postedon Jul 12, 2012 at 10:15 am
Yesterday, three union organizations filed an amicus brief in 'Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management,' one of the key cases related to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. The brief attacks the constitutionality of DOMA.
Postedon Jul 11, 2012 at 11:15 am
Today, The Portland Press Herald in Maine released the results from a survey that asked Maine voters whether they support the citizen's initiative in the state to pass the freedom to marry. The poll found that 57% of respondents say they support the freedom to marry in Maine, while only 35% say they are opposed.
Postedon Jul 11, 2012 at 10:43 am
Online organizing is one of the most rapidly-expanding aspects to campaigns, and state-level campaigns for the freedom to marry are making sure to take advantage of this essential facet of getting the word out about why marriage matters - including by using video.
Postedon Jul 10, 2012 at 02:40 pm
Today 132 members of the House of Representatives, including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, and Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn, filed an amicus brief in Golinski v. Office of Personnel Management. The brief attacks the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Postedon Jul 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm
During the month of June, Washington United for Marriage raised $952,267, the organization's highly monthly intake yet. Total contributions to Washington United now surpass $2 million. Ninety percent of contributors in June were Washington residents, and the majority of the donations - 79% of them - were small contributions of $100 or less.