Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Republican Sen. Mark Kirk becomes 50th U.S. Senator to support the freedom to marry

Today, Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) announced his support for the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. He is the second sitting Republican Senator ever to publicly support marriage, and he is the 50th U.S. Senator in today's Congress to stand on the Right Side of History.

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9 Senate Democrats who announced their support for the freedom to marry this week

In the past week, nine U.S. Senators have announced their support for the freedom to marry, explaining how their views have evolved and how they have come to understand that now is the time to stand on the Right Side of History.

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Round-Up: Freedom to Marry staffers share why Supreme Court marriage cases matter

This week, a wide array of Freedom to Marry staffers spoke out in favor of the freedom to marry and shed some light on the two landmark legal cases heard by the Supreme Court this week. Check out video featuring our staffers.

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VIDEO: Evan Wolfson explains to Tony Perkins how DOMA hurts and why marriage matters

On Wednesday, Freedom to Marry Founder and President Evan Wolfson appeared on Fox News to square off against Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council on why marriage matters and how the Supreme Court can stand on the Right Side of History this year.

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Marriage at the Supreme Court: takeaways, reflections and what’s next

No one knows what the Supreme Court will rule, but this week, Americans made their stance clear: We are ready for the freedom to marry.

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Freedom to Marry thanks retiring Boston Mayor Thomas Menino

Today, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced he would not seek reelection for a sixth term. Freedom to Marry thanked Mayor Menino today for all of his advocacy for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage during his tenure.

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Evan Wolfson reflects on the Supreme Court cases at the Cato Institute

Yesterday, Evan Wolfson spoke at the CATO Institute about Hollingsworth v. Perry and Windsor v. United States. He urged listeners to continue the work of winning the freedom to marry, even as the Supreme Court Justices deliberate on what they will do and announce by June. Read his comments here!

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WATCH: First openly gay Congressman’s widower speaks out against DOMA

Yesterday, Dean Hara, the widower of U.S. Representative Gerry Studds, the first openly gay member of the U.S. Congress, spoke with Democracy Now! about how the so-called Defense of Marriage Acthurts legally married same-sex couples and their families.

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State Updates: How the freedom to marry moved forward this week

We don't know what the Supreme Court will do, but we know that we must continue growing the majority for marriage and winning more states. Here are updates from some of the states pushing toward the freedom to marry this year.

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Don’t miss our live blog of the Supreme Court oral arguments!

All week long, Freedom to Marry will be live-blogging the oral arguments in the Supreme Court cases, providing you with background information about the cases, and ensuring that you have the most up-to-date information available.

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