Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Sep 17, 2012 at 09:30 am
In November, Marylanders will be asked to uphold the freedom to marry, for all loving and committed couples, a law that was signed by the governor in March. Lindsey Dawson and Jessica Chipoco, who are engaged to be married in Maryland in March 2013, are one of the couples who will be affected by the vote. Read their story and find out why marriage matters to them.
Postedon Sep 12, 2012 at 10:30 am
After requesting Supreme Court review of two DOMA cases in July, the Obama administration's Department of Justice requested review of two more cases - Windsor v. United States and Pedersen v. Office of Personnel Management. The Supreme Court now faces potential review of four different DOMA challenges, with multiple requests for review in each challenge.
Postedon Sep 11, 2012 at 11:00 am
On October 30, a long line-up of advocates and allies for the freedom to marry will come together for an amazing night of music. The concert event, Freedom to Love Now!, will feature superstar performers like "We Are Young" rockers fun., Rufus Wainwright, They Might Be Giants, and The National.
Postedon Sep 11, 2012 at 10:15 am
Today, Freedom to Marry announced a pledge to match donations up to $200,000 to the "Yes on 1" campaign through the end of September. The $200,000 contribution from our Win More States Fund would bring our total investment in Maine to $1 million this year.
Postedon Sep 10, 2012 at 11:00 am
Today, Mainers United for Marriage, a coalition of Maine organizations working to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, officially launched the Yes on 1 campaign, the next phase in the state's historic push to proactively approve the freedom to marry at the ballot.
Postedon Sep 10, 2012 at 09:18 am
On Friday, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, and 143 other Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives filed a brief in 'Windsor v. United States,' one of the key cases concerning the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Postedon Sep 07, 2012 at 03:30 pm
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 Michel DuBois, Freedom to Marry's new Operations Manager.
Postedon Sep 07, 2012 at 12:15 pm
Today, Freedom to Marry is launching the National Engagement Party, a networked program of house parties across the country to raise awareness and funds for marriage-related ballot measures in battleground states in November.
Postedon Sep 07, 2012 at 10:00 am
In President Barack Obama's speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president, which closed the Democratic National Convention, he continued discussing LGBT issues in what amounts to a historic level of visibility for the LGBT community at a convention for a major U.S. political party.
Postedon Sep 06, 2012 at 02:15 pm
Today, Julian Bond, chairman emeritus of the NAACP published an editorial about why the marriage campaign in Maryland matters. He says: "African Americans are now sitting around the dinner table talking about it and realizing at the end of the day it's about treating people fairly and making families stronger."