Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

PHOTOS: Advocates testify in support of marriage at first Rhode Island hearing

On Tuesday, the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples throughout Rhode Island. Supporters of the marriage law were able to share testimony on the bill. Check out 6 photos from the day of the hearing to catch up!

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Photographer prepares for cross-country trip to document how DOMA hurts military families

At the end of 2012, Tatjana Plitt successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign to fuel her journey across the United States to reach the dozens of same-sex military couples who have volunteered to lend their story and portrait to speak out against DOMA. We caught up with Tatjana to learn more about her project as she prepares for her journey!

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Minnesotans United looks to finish the job of winning marriage in MN in 2013

In November, Minnesotans United for All Families, led the campaign to defeat an anti-gay constitutional amendment in Minnesota. Now, the organization is aiming to complete the cycle by winning marriage for same-sex couples across the state of Minnesota in 2013!

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Hagel commits to extending support and protections to same-sex military couples

Yesterday, former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, who has been nominated to become Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration, sent a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer, where he affirmed his support for same-sex military couples and their families.

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President Obama announces support for marriage legislation in Rhode Island

Last week, the Obama administration announced support for a bill in Rhode Island that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state. President Obama announced similar support for marriage legislation in his home state of Illinois last month.

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Illinois Business leaders say the freedom to marry will strengthen IL workforce

On Sunday, dozens of business leaders signed onto a letter endorsing the freedom to marry in Illinois, explaining that ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage would strengthen the workforce and increase economic development across the state.

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Military couple Ashley and Heather: How DOMA disrespects our family

Throughout all of their trials - as a same-sex military couple living under DADT, as a same-sex couple in the South, and as a same-sex couple standing up against the insecurities that DOMA causes their family - Army Lt. Col. Heather Mack and her wife Ashley Broadway have continually found strength in each other.

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Rhode Islanders United for Marriage coalition launches to pass marriage in 2013

Today is a historic day in Rhode Island - it's the official launch of Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, an unprecedented coalition working to pass marriage legislation in 2013. Freedom to Marry is proud to be a leading member of this robust coalition.

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Political Insiders poll shows huge gains in support for the freedom to marry

A new poll from Political Insiders in The National Journal indicates significant growth in support of ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. 97 percent of Democratic respondents and 27 percent of Republican respondents said that their respective parties should support the freedom to marry.

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Illinois legislature introduces freedom to marry bill on first day of new session

Yesterday was the first day of the 2013 legislative session in Illinois, and IL state Sen. Heather Steans and Rep. Greg Harris wasted no time introducing bills to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in the state. Illinois Unites for Marriage, which includes Freedom to Marry, is working alongside legislators to pass the bill in 2013.

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