Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Respect for Marriage Coalition launches website and grassroots toolkit

Today, the Respect for Marriage Coalition, a broad coalition of 75 organizations that oppose the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act, launched a website featuring critical information about the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would overturn DOMA, which prohibits federal recognition of legally married same-sex couples.

Read More »

Young Conservatives Leadership Committee speaks about the freedom to marry

Today, we published a video online featuring more information about Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, our campaign to amplify the voices of young people who identify as conservatives and who support marriage for same-sex couples. The video features several members of the Young Conservatives leadership team.

Read More »

Eddie and Jeff ‘complete the journey’ with wedding in New York

"I remember when I was young and living in southern Indiana, and I knew nothing about gay life or relationships," says Eddie, who married his partner of 24 years, Jeff, in March. "The one thing I had always heard was that gay people are incapable of commitment and incapable of being with one person. If I had made a list of the things I wanted to accomplish in my life, growing old with the person I loved was my No. 1 thing. And I've had that with Jeff."

Read More »

NY couple Christopher and Carl commemorate 10 years by tying the knot

Chris and Carl's wedding on May 27, 2012 at the Broad Street Ballroom in lower Manhattan was truly a family-focused celebration. Christopher's brother got ordained online and officiated the ceremony, while Christopher's father, who works as a minister, gave a blessing for the occasion. The couple's two-year-old daughter Harper served as the flower girl, and their dogs walked down the aisle with the ring bearers - who were Harper's cousins.

Read More »

Personal essay from gay Jewish rabbi shows importance of family acceptance

A beautiful new essay from a lesbian Jewish rabbi in Tablet chronicles her wedding to another female rabbi and outlines how her grandmother grew to accept her. The essay provides a lens into how traditional Jewish communities can grow to not only accept - but to celebrate - their gay and lesbian family members.

Read More »

National Association of the Deaf supports the freedom to marry

This week, the National Association of the Deaf declared their support for the freedom to marry in a new video, citing the parallels between the struggle for marriage between same-sex couples and the struggle for marriage between two deaf adults.

Read More »

Staff Spotlight: Sarah Moeller, Development Associate

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 Sarah Moeller, Freedom to Marry's Development Associate.

Read More »

Houston Mayor Annise Parker champions freedom to marry on The Colbert Report

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.

Read More »

DNC Chair ‘expects’ a freedom to marry plank in Democratic Party platform

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.

Read More »

PHOTOS: Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry launches

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!

Read More »

« First  <  82 83 84 85 86 >  Last »