Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

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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You’re Invited: ‘Fighting the Good Fight,’ a benefit performance for Freedom to Marry!

Next week, Freedom to Marry is proud and grateful to be a part of a benefit performance organized by Matthew Corozine Studio Theater, Inc.! MCS will be hosting "Fighting the Good Fight," a benefit performance, on Sunday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m.

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WATCH: Utah couple chats with Ellen about amazing Home Depot proposal

This week, Spencer Stout and Dustin Reeser, the same-sex couple whose Home Depot flash mob marriage proposal video went viral last week, appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show to give the backstory behind the big, exciting day.

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Greensboro, NC official: I look forward to the day I can issue marriage licenses

This week, the Register of Deeds in Guilford County in Greensboro, North Carolina rejected marriage applications from two same-sex couples and issued a statement lamenting the anti-gay law in NC, saying, "I look forward to the day when I will be able to issue marriage licenses to LGBT couples."

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Newly introduced House bill would deny protections to married same-sex couples

Today, several members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a new piece of legislation that would allow individuals, institutions, and government contractors to discriminate against legally married same-sex couples simply by asserting religious opposition.

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Oklahoma Military couple Heather and Kasey celebrate federal respect for their marriage

When National Guard Sgt. Heather Britt-Davis returns from Afghanistan this month, she and her wife Kasey will finally be able to gain spousal recognition on Kasey's military ID card. Here, they share their love story with Freedom to Marry.

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VIDEO: A tragic reminder that the freedom to marry can’t wait

Today, Illinois Unites for Marriage, the coalition working to win the freedom to marry in Illinois this year, released a video featuring Robert talking the death of his partner, Steven Hynes - and why the IL legislature can't wait one day longer to pass a bill. Watch the video.

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