Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

New campaign in Illinois highlights why marriage matters to military veterans

Yesterday, Illinois Unites for Marriage, the campaign working to win marriage in Illinois this year, announced the launch of Veterans Unite for Marriage, a coalition of service members and their families in Illinois.

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POLL: New Mexico residents want the NM Supreme Court to rule in favor of marriage

This week a new poll from New Mexico demonstrated majority support for the freedom to marry, with 53 percent of voters saying they support a ruling from the New Mexico Supreme Court this year declaring the freedom to marry across the state.

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Ashley & Gabriela: building our life, celebrating our love in NJ

When Ashley Jestat took a vacation to the Dominican Republic in 2002, she had no idea that she would meet the love of her life. While staying with her family at a vacation resort, Ashley met Gabriela Giuliani, who was back in the Dominican Republic, where she was born and grew up before moving to New Jersey over 25 years ago, visiting family and friends.

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Performers convey the importance of ‘Fighting the Good Fight’ at benefit

On Sunday, September 29, the talented actors and creative minds at the Matthew Corozine Studio in New York City hosted a night of monologues and directed scenes about love, marriage, and same-sex couples to benefit Freedom to Marry.

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NJ judge rules in favor of marriage, bringing renewed urgency to legislative action

The judge ruled in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in New Jersey, and unless the decision is appealed, marriages would begin in the state on October 21, 2013. Now that the lower court has found that the New Jersey civil union law is unconstitutional, it is imperative that the New Jersey legislature act quickly to pass a marriage bill.

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WATCH: Pentagon video “Finally Recognized” highlights married same-sex couples

This week, an official video from the U.S. Department of Defense highlights legally married military same-sex couples across the country finally being granted respect for their marriages by the federal government and by the U.S. military.

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Alabama’s first out legislator ties the knot

This month, Patricia Todd, the first openly gay legislator in Alabama, married her partner of eight years, Jennifer Clarke, in a ceremony in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Since 2006, Patricia Todd has been serving in the Alabama House of Representatives.

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Winning More States: How marriage moved forward in 8 states this week

Coming off of June's historic victories at the Supreme Court, marriage supporters are working harder than ever in more states than ever in an effort to win marriage in more states and grow public support for marriage. Here's a look at how marriage has moved forward in eight key states this month!

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Roster of marriage supporters and out stars compete for Emmy Awards

This year's Emmy nomination roster is full of supporters of the freedom to marry and a number of openly LGBT stars. Here's how 10 of the nominees - and the host at the center of it all - have raised their voices for the freedom to marry.

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SC Senator who led anti-marriage charge says he supports the freedom to marry

This week, John Hawkins, a Republican who served in the South Carolina General Assembly from 1996 to 2008 and spent the last eight years of his term as a Senator, spoke out about the freedom to marry, expressing regret for leading the charge to pass an anti-marriage amendment in SC in 2006.

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