Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Feb 06, 2013 at 11:30 am
This week, a diverse array of voices have spoken out about the importance of the freedom to marry in Hawaii. An economic impact study and the Japanese American Citizens League agreed this week that ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage would positively impact Hawaii, fueling advocates for a big week.
Postedon Feb 05, 2013 at 04:00 pm
This afternoon, the Illinois Senate Executive Committee voted in favor of advancing a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state. By a vote of 9-5, legislators in the committee stood on the Right Side of History and took the first step toward making Illinois the tenth state to embrace the freedom to marry for all couples.
Postedon Feb 05, 2013 at 03:30 pm
Today, the British House of Commons voted overwhelmingly in favor of extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in England and Wales. After a full day of debate on The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, the House of Commons approved the bill by a vote of 400-175.
Postedon Feb 05, 2013 at 11:00 am
Mario Pabón and Jason McAllister married this September on their seventh anniversary in New York City. They wrote their own vows for the ceremony, and here, Mario has shared his vows to Jason with Freedom to Marry.
Postedon Feb 04, 2013 at 05:00 pm
Last night, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo became a Super Bowl champion when his team triumphed over the San Francisco 49ers in the annual championship NFL game. He used his national spotlight to shine a light on why marriage matters to same-sex couples.
Postedon Feb 01, 2013 at 06:00 pm
This week, Freedom to Marry announced two new additions to our growing boards of directors. Former Amazon.com Vice President and community volunteer Jennifer Cast of Seattle and Equality California founder, political activist and lawyer Diane Abbitt.
Postedon Jan 31, 2013 at 01:30 pm
It's been another big week for the freedom to marry in five key states where we can pass marriage bills in the state legislatures in 2013. Check out some key updates from this week in Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, and Rhode Island!
Postedon Jan 31, 2013 at 11:45 am
This morning, the Colorado Senate Appropriations Committee voted to advance a bill that would allow same-sex couples in the state to join together in civil union. Last week, the bill was advanced through the Senate Judiciary Committee. Now, it will be heard and voted on by the full Colorado Senate.
Postedon Jan 30, 2013 at 11:45 am
Last week, Public Policy Polling released the results from a survey of Minnesota residents of their views on the freedom to marry. The poll demonstrated that 47 percent of Minnesotans support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, while just 45 percent oppose it.
Postedon Jan 29, 2013 at 04:30 pm
This afternoon in Las Vegas, NV, President Barack Obama presented the White House's proposal for immigration reform. The proposal includes extending protections to binational same-sex couples, where one partner is a United States citizen and the other is not.