Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Pentagon celebrates Pride month by thanking gay and lesbian service members

On Friday, Leon E. Panetta, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, released a video thanking gay and lesbian service members for their commitment to the U.S. military and acknowledging their service, particularly in light of last year's official repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

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New poll shows a majority of Maine voters support the freedom to marry

A new poll released this morning out of Maine shows that a strong majority in the state - 55 percent - supports the freedom to marry.

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This soldier and his new husband deserve to have their marriage respected

Although Paul and David's marriage is legal in Iowa and other states that recognize marriages between same-sex couples, the fact that Paul is a service member complicates the protections that the government affords to their relationship. The so-called Defense of Marriage Act forces the military to treat their relationship like a second-class marriage.

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Indiana Democratic Party platform opposes anti-gay constitutional amendment

This week, the political parties in Indiana have made adjustments to their views on the freedom to marry in their party platforms. It's one more example of how people across the country are moving toward support for marriage for all couples.

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Richard Carey begins cross-country bike ride for Freedom to Marry

This morning, Richard Carey begins a 53-day bike ride across the country in support of the freedom to marry.

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Staff Spotlight: Cameron Tolle, Online Campaign Manager

Freedom to Marry has a dedicated and diverse staff working each day to secure the freedom to marry nationwide. This week, we meet Cameron Tolle, our Online Campaign Manager.

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Minnesotans United for All Families receives a diverse range of endorsements

In the past few weeks, Minnesotans United for All Families, the coalition working to oppose an anti-gay ballot initiative in the state, has racked up a wide range of endorsements. From the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education to General Mills to the Governor of Minnesota, the state's residents are speaking out to oppose writing discrimination into the state constitution.

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Marriage will officially appear on the ballot in Washington

Yesterday, the Secretary of State in Washington announced that Referendum 74 has officially qualified for the November 6 ballot in the state.

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President Obama asks Maryland voters to uphold the freedom to marry at the ballot

At a speech in Baltimore yesterday, President Barack Obama spoke out against anti-gay activists who are working to overturn the freedom to marry in Maryland. He urged voters to uphold marriage for same-sex couples at the ballot this November.

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Washington parents want their daughters - all 3 of them - to be able to marry

Washington United for Marriage has been busy releasing a series of videos highlighting families who support the freedom to marry. Their latest video features Steve and Robin Boehler, who want all three of their daughters - including their lesbian daughter, Sarah - to be able to celebrate their love and commitment in marriage.

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