Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

250 U.S. mayors support the freedom to marry

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.

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Groundbreaking public education campaign ‘Familia es Familia’ launches

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.

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Campaign to overturn the freedom to marry in Iowa looks increasingly unlikely

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.

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Staff Spotlight: Che Ruddell-Tabisola, Federal 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 Che Ruddell-Tabisola, Freedom to Marry's Federal Associate.

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Department of Justice files request for Supreme Court to hear DOMA challenges

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.

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Celebrate the 4th of July by signing our petition to support military families!

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!

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How red and purple states are growing in support for the freedom to marry

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.

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Why a gay cupcake is worth a thousand words

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.

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International support for the freedom to marry grows in France and Ireland

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.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner appeals DOMA ruling to Supreme Court

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.

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