Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Staff Spotlight: Jo Deutsch, Federal Director

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 Jo Deutsch, Freedom to Marry's Federal Director.

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Freedom to Marry’s federal team continues progress on Respect for Marriage Act

Freedom to Marry's federal program continues making progress on overturning the Defense of Marriage Act through the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act. We have seen immense support for the bill, with 151 House co-sponsors, 32 Senate co-sponsors, and 74 organizations signing on as Respect for Marriage Coalition members.

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Two days left for Freedom to Marry’s $100,000 Minnesota matching grant!

There's just over four months left until the November election, when Minnesotans will be asked to vote on an anti-gay constitutional amendment that would ban marriage for same-sex couples. Freedom to Marry is sponsoring a $100,00 matching grant challenge this week, so you can double the impact of your contribution today!

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House introduces bill to protect married gay and lesbian service members

This afternoon, U.S. Representative Adam Smith, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would explicitly clarify the definition of "spouse" to include same-sex couples.

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Commit a conversation to support same-sex couples in Minnesota!

Minnesotans United for All Families has launched "Vote NO MN," a targeted campaign that asks supporters of the freedom to marry to spread the word about a proposed anti-gay amendment that's on the ballot in November.

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Illinois governor rallies behind marriage at Chicago Pride

On Sunday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn spoke out about the freedom to marry, saying, "I think we're closer every day."

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Minnesotans United launches flash mob dance to urge Pride-goers to vote “no”

At Twin Cities Pride on Sunday, Minnesotans United for All Families was on top of their game, blanketing the parade and making sure that supporters of the freedom to marry know they should vote "no" to the anti-gay constitutional amendment on the ballot this November.

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National Council of La Raza passes freedom to marry resolution

Earlier this month, the board of the National Council of La Raza unanimously approved a resolution supporting the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. NCLR is the largest Latino civil rights group in the country.

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Navy veteran wants his marriage to be protected in Washington

In a new video from Washington United for Marriage, Pablo Monroy shares the story of how he proposed to his partner and discusses why marriage matters to him.

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Anti-marriage groups tout flawed “study” that condemns gay and lesbian parenting

Early last week, a flawed and misleading "study" on parenting suggested that children of gay and lesbian parents face more challenging lives when compared to children of different-sex parents. Now, groups opposed to the freedom to marry are working to promote the paper to push their anti-gay agenda.

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