Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Social Security begins making payments to married couples living in marriage states

This weekend, the Social Security Administration began processing retirement spouse claims for same-sex couples. For now, the payments are limited to couples living in states with the freedom to marry.

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U.S. Ambassador to Australia and partner of 17 years wed in DC

On Saturday, August 10, the U.S. Ambassador to Australia, John Berry, married his partner of 17 years, Curtis Yee, in Washington, D.C. The wedding comes as momentum for marriage builds in Australia.

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In Memoriam: Sean Sasser, HIV/AIDS activist who appeared on MTV’s ‘The Real World’

This week, Sean Sasser, an HIV/AIDS activist who appeared on The Real World: San Francisco in 1994, passed away. In 1994, MTV televised Sean's commitment ceremony to Pedro Zamora, the HIV-positive star of the third season of The Real World who died that year.

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Robert & Aaron: Sharing the love across the Hudson on our wedding day

Robert and Aaron's wedding - which not only celebrated their love and commitment but also helped to fuel the campaign to win marriage in all 50 states - is a testament to the work we do at Freedom to Marry.

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The freedom to marry takes effect in Uruguay

Today, August 5, the freedom to marry took effect in Uruguay, making the country the third in Latin America to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, following Argentina and Brazil.

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PHOTOS: On the first day of weddings, same-sex couples in Minnesota tie the knot

Heidi M. Garrido of HM Photography LLC snapped some wonderful photos of the first day of weddings in Minnesota. She shared some photos from the midnight ceremony - and a few more of weddings that occurred later in the day - with Freedom to Marry.

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Get ‘Cloudburst’ on DVD for donating to Freedom to Marry

This week, Freedom to marry is partnering with Wolfe Video in sharing the story of Dot and Stella, the couple at the forefront of Cloudburst, a new movie that has already racked up 36 awards on the film festival circuit.

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VIDEO: Gay couple together 42 years finally able to marry in Rhode Island

Today, the freedom to marry took effect in Rhode Island, and same-sex couples across the state began to marry. One of these couples was John Gacher and Federico Santi, who both hail from Newport, RI, where they make their home together.

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PHOTOS: Families in Minnesota celebrate the first minutes of the freedom to marry

This morning, as the clock struck midnight and the calendar switched over to August 1, 2013, the freedom to marry took effect in Minnesota - and dozens of families across the state of Minnesota came together to celebrate.

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WATCH: Gorgeous video capturing Jonathan and Dwayne’s love story and wedding

March 30 was an amazing day for Jonathan, Dwayne, and all of their guests - a day that's hard to explain in words. Lucky for us - the couple hired a remarkable videographer, Celia Hilton, to capture the day for supporters of the freedom to marry.

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