Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Thank you to Tim Sweeney for his years of service with Freedom to Marry

This year, Tim Sweeney will be stepping down from the Freedom to Marry board - as well as from his full-time position as President and CEO of the Gill Foundation. We applaud the lifelong advocate for the incredible impact he has left so far on the LGBT movement and the campaign to win marriage nationwide.

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Rhode Island becomes the 10th state where same-sex couples can marry!

Today, Rhode Island became the tenth state in the country to approve the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. This afternoon, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee will sign the marriage bill into law on the steps of the Rhode Island State House.

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Delaware Senate Executive Committee advances marriage bill to Senate floor

Today, the Senate Executive Committee in Delaware voted to advance HB75, the bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state. By a vote of 4-2, the committee voted to send the bill to the full Senate floor.

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Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee advances marriage bill to final House vote

Yesterday, the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to advance the marriage bill to a full vote before the RI House of Representatives. The vote, scheduled for Thursday, May 2, will mark the final vote for the freedom to marry in the state.

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Civil Union law takes effect in Colorado

Early this morning, May 1, a law that creates civil union for same-sex couples took effect in Colorado. As we celebrate the civil union law taking effect in Colorado, we also look forward to a day when same-sex couples can see their state stand up for their love, their commitment, and their families by extending the full freedom to marry.

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Winning More States: Where marriage stands in 7 key states across the country

In 2013, we've already seen significant developments from states where we can win marriage this year, and several other states have taken the first steps toward winning marriage. Here's a look at some recent victories, and what's on the horizon for these 7 States.

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President Obama applauds NBA player Jason Collins on coming out

In a press conference today, President Barack Obama commented on big news from the sports world yesterday: Jason Collins, a Center for the NBA, came out as a gay man. Collins is now the first openly gay male athlete in a major American sports league.

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Marriage moves forward in Brazil: Two additional states pass the freedom to marry

Yesterday, marriage continued moving forward in Brazil when the Corregedor Geral de Justiça in two additional states - Paraíba and Santa Catarina(Articles in Portuguese) - authorized marriages between same-sex couples.

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New poll demonstrates that a majority of Minnesotans support the freedom to marry

This week, a new poll from KSTP/SurveyUSA found that a majority of Minnesota adults support ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. The poll, measured last week, found that 51% of Minnesotans support the freedom to marry, while just 47% do not.

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Zach Wahls celebrates 4 years of the freedom to marry in Iowa, looks toward SCOTUS ruling

April 27 marks the four-year anniversary of the freedom to marry taking effect in Iowa, whose Supreme Court ruled in 2009 that same-sex couples should not be excluded from marriage. This week, marriage activist and LGBT ally Zach Wahls published an editorial celebrating the anniversary.

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