Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Survey: Where would you turn to for LGBT legal issues?

On behalf of one of our valued partners, we'd love for you to take this brief online survey to help us learn more about which of these legal issues are most important to you.

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Freedom to Marry goes purple for Spirit Day!

Today is Spirit Day, an annual day when millions of Americans wear purple as a symbol of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people across the country. Freedom to Marry is joining hundreds of organizations and public figures in taking a stand against bullying by wearing purple and going purple on Facebook.

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WATCH: Teaser trailer for all-star Freedom to Love Now! benefit concert in NYC

Nearly a dozen musical acts will take the stage on October 30, including "We Are Young" radio darlings fun., singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and The National! Watch this teaser trailer and buy tickets. If you buy before Sunday night, you'll be entered into a chance to win a VIP package!

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Former Prop 8 supporter Blankenhorn speaks out against MN marriage amendment

This week, Minnesotans United for All Families, the coalition working to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment in Minnesota that would permanently limit the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, released a new video featuring former Proposition 8 supporter David Blankenhorn speaking out against the amendment.

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Second Circuit Court of Appeals rules DOMA unconstitutional in ‘Windsor’ case

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second District, out of New York, ruled in Windsor v. United States that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. This marks the second time that a federal Court of Appeals has found DOMA unconstitutional, and it is the first appeals court decision to decide that government discrimination against gay and lesbian people should receive a more specific level of judicial review called "heightened scrutiny."

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Study: Knights of Columbus has spent $15.8 million to deny the freedom to marry since 2005

This morning, Equally Blessed, a coalition of Catholic organizations working toward equality for LGBT people and their families, released a report showing that the Knights of Columbus has spent more than $15.8 million working against the freedom to marry for committed same-sex couples since 2005. How else could they have used that money?

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Notes from the Field: Canvassing for marriage in Washington

Every day, the canvassing team at Washington United for Marriage logs the results of their conversations, recording interesting stories and positive or negative feedback from prospective voters. Here, we've collected a few of those reports to give you an inside look on canvassing in Washington and how we're moving closer to marriage each and every day.

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City Councils in Portland and Bangor endorse the freedom to marry for all Mainers

This week, the city councils of two major cities in Maine went on the record with endorsements of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Maine. Marriage advocates in Maine are working to proactively win the freedom to marry at the ballot in November by passing Question 1.

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Newlywed Anne Hathaway will donate money from wedding photos to marriage campaign

Actress Anne Hathaway is doing her part to ensure that same-sex couples across the country can enjoy a fairytale wedding like hers; this week, she announced that she'll be donating some of the sales from her wedding photographs to non-profits advocating for marriage for same-sex couples, including Freedom to Marry.

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Minnesota athletes speak out against marriage amendment

This week, two prominent athletes in Minnesota have spoken out against the proposed constitutional amendment in Minnesota that would permanently limit the freedom to marry. Out WNBA star Seimone Augustus and Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe have each lent some of their spotlight to opposing the amendment in their state.

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