Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Minnesotans United for All Families release moving new video

This week, Minnesotans United for All Families released "Freedom," a new video illustrating why the freedom to marry is important for same-sex couples.

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Massachusetts celebrates eight-year anniversary of the freedom to marry

Today marks the eight-year anniversary of the first marriages between same-sex couples in Massachusetts, the first state in our country to embrace the freedom to marry.

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President Obama discusses marriage on ‘The View’

On Tuesday's episode of 'The View,' President Barack Obama spoke about his recent endorsement of the freedom to marry.

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Respect for Marriage Act gains three new cosponsors

This week, two new members of the U.S. House of Representatives and one new senator signed on as cosponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act.

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Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry highlights marriage discrimination against military families

Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network have teamed up this week to launch a new, national persuasion campaign - Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry. The campaign will illustrate how the Defense of Marriage Act negatively impacts military families.

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Update: State organizations using marriage momentum for ballot campaigns

Four states facing 2012 ballot campaigns concerning the freedom to marry are gearing up for November, using the momentum from last week's historical announcement from President Obama to galvanize supporters.

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Black leaders commend President Obama’s support of the freedom to marry

On Friday, four of the most prominent black leaders in the country - including Rev. Al Sharpton, Julian Bond, Melanie Campbell, and Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, signed onto an open letter applauding President Obama's recent endorsement of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg speaks out against NC marriage amendment

Yesterday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of UNC Chapel Hill. In his speech, he criticized last week's passage of the constitutional amendment banning the freedom to marry in North Carolina.

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Evan Wolfson and President Obama will receive Barnard Medal of Distinction today

This afternoon, at the Barnard College graduation ceremony, President Barack Obama will receive the Barnard Medal of Distinction, the school's highest honor, which is also being presented to Freedom to Marry's Founder and President Evan Wolfson.

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Media outlets and progressive organizations applaud Obama’s endorsement of the freedom to marry

This week, news organizations and progressive groups from across the country and around the world have been covering the freedom to marry as one of the biggest stories of the week, largely thanks to President Barack Obama's discussion of his views on marriage.

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