Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

New poll in Maine reaffirms strong support for the freedom to marry

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.

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Video Round-Up: November 2012 ballot campaigns

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.

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House Democratic Leader Pelosi & 131 others file amicus brief opposing DOMA

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.

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Washington United raises nearly $1 million to uphold the freedom to marry

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.

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Introducing our new ‘Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry’ campaign

In Washington, D.C. today, Freedom to Marry is launching 'Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry,' a new campaign to spotlight and increase support for conservatives in the United States who are speaking out on why marriage matters to same-sex couples and their families.

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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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