Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

GOP House leaders to request Supreme Court to hear DOMA appeal

Yesterday, Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives signaled that the House Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group will be asking the Supreme Court by the end of June to hear a case concerning the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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Bloomberg and Quinn will file joint brief in support of challenge to DOMA

Last night, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced plans to join together in support of a challenge to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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Draft of Maine ballot question fails to convey true mission of initiative

Mainers United for Marriage outlined its case today for revising the draft language for the citizen's initiative that voters will decide on during the November election. The draft language released last week reads, "Do you want to allow same-sex couples to marry?"

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New Washington poll tracks majority support for marriage

A new poll released out of Washington state yesterday indicated that 51% of voters there believe the freedom to marry should be "legal."

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Montana Senator Max Baucus applauds state Democrats’ freedom to marry plank

Last week, the Montana Democratic Party approved a freedom to marry plank in the official party platform. Now, MT Senator Max Baucus, who voted to approve the so-called Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, is applauding the decision.

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WATCH: Marriage advocate Richard Carey prepares for bike ride across America

Last weekend, Richard Carey kicked off his 53-day bike journey across the United States. He'll be biking to raise funds for Freedom to Marry and raise awareness about why marriage matters to same-sex couples nationwide.

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A powerful new marriage advocate emerges in Minnesota’s business sector

John Taft, chief executive of RBC Wealth Management in Minneapolis, is leading the charge against an anti-gay marriage amendment in Minnesota by pitching "the business case" for speaking up.

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GO Magazine loves our Federal Director Jo Deutsch

Every year, GO Magazine, one of the leading lesbian publications in the country, releases a list of "100 Women We Love," a collection of out lesbian entertainers, athletes, activists, and politicians. Jo Deutsch, Freedom to Marry's Federal Director, made this year's list.

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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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