Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Jul 09, 2012 at 04:00 pm
Six months ago, Freedom to Marry launched Mayors for the Freedom to Marry to encourage mayors to speak out on why marriage matters to same-sex couples. Now, over 250 mayors across the country have signed onto the campaign, representing a huge success for our federal program.
Postedon Jul 09, 2012 at 11:06 am
On Sunday, 21 leading Hispanic organizations in the United States announced the debut of Familia es Familia, an innovative and comprehensive public education campaign that aims to heighten acceptance of LGBT family members within the Latino community. The campaign will amplify pro-equality voices and empower Latinos to become strong allies with LGBT family members and other individuals.
Postedon Jul 06, 2012 at 10:50 am
Since 2009, when the Iowa Supreme Court declared that the state's ban on same-sex couples from marrying is unconstitutional, anti-gay activists have been looking for ways to overturn the freedom to marry in the state. Now, however, it looks like the viability of reversing the law - even if a Republican majority does take hold in November - is increasingly unlikely.
Postedon Jul 06, 2012 at 09:30 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 Che Ruddell-Tabisola, Freedom to Marry's Federal Associate.
Postedon Jul 05, 2012 at 11:15 am
It's been a big week for judicial movement on the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. On Tuesday, the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to hear two challenges to DOMA in order to settle them sooner rather than later, and on Wednesday, a district court judge denied the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group's request for a stay in a different case.
Postedon Jul 03, 2012 at 01:45 pm
Celebrate your independence and freedom this July by helping to secure the freedom to marry for all service members - and ensuring that those marriages are recognized. Sign our petition to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act!
Postedon Jul 03, 2012 at 12:40 pm
Last week, the Democratic Party in Kentucky's largest county approved a resolution to encourage the state's delegates to the national convention to support the addition of a "freedom to marry" plank in the official Democratic party platform. It's the latest move in the recent surge of traditionally conservative states growing their support for the freedom to marry.
Postedon Jul 03, 2012 at 09:32 am
These cupcakes may not be the official Freedom to Marry cupcake, but this simple display of rainbow baked goods and the Freedom to Marry logo was really significant for me. It represented how my family has become more open about discussing gay issues and how confidently my mother is willing to assert that her son is an advocate for marriage.
Postedon Jul 02, 2012 at 03:15 pm
In France and Ireland, support for the freedom to marry is at an all-time high - and recent declarations and movements from two of the countries' leaders bode well for the passage of marriage for same-sex couples.
Postedon Jul 02, 2012 at 02:20 pm
On Friday, Speaker of the House John Boehner announced that the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group will request the Supreme Court to review an appeals court decision in two recent lawsuits that ruled the so-called Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.