Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Jul 27, 2012 at 09:15 am
Freedom to Marry has a dedicated and diverse staff working each day to secure the freedom to marry nationwide, and we want to help you get to know each of us a little bit better. This week, we hear from Thalia Zepatos, Freedom to Marry's Director of Public Engagement. Thalia works in our Portland office, where she contributes to Freedom to Marry campaigns, formulates messaging materials, and develops materials for best engaging our supporters
Postedon Jul 26, 2012 at 11:45 am
Today, the Respect for Marriage Coalition, a broad coalition of 75 organizations that oppose the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act, launched a website featuring critical information about the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would overturn DOMA, which prohibits federal recognition of legally married same-sex couples.
Postedon Jul 25, 2012 at 05:00 pm
Today, we published a video online featuring more information about Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, our campaign to amplify the voices of young people who identify as conservatives and who support marriage for same-sex couples. The video features several members of the Young Conservatives leadership team.
Postedon Jul 25, 2012 at 02:30 pm
"I remember when I was young and living in southern Indiana, and I knew nothing about gay life or relationships," says Eddie, who married his partner of 24 years, Jeff, in March. "The one thing I had always heard was that gay people are incapable of commitment and incapable of being with one person. If I had made a list of the things I wanted to accomplish in my life, growing old with the person I loved was my No. 1 thing. And I've had that with Jeff."
Postedon Jul 23, 2012 at 02:30 pm
Chris and Carl's wedding on May 27, 2012 at the Broad Street Ballroom in lower Manhattan was truly a family-focused celebration. Christopher's brother got ordained online and officiated the ceremony, while Christopher's father, who works as a minister, gave a blessing for the occasion. The couple's two-year-old daughter Harper served as the flower girl, and their dogs walked down the aisle with the ring bearers - who were Harper's cousins.
Postedon Jul 20, 2012 at 02:30 pm
A beautiful new essay from a lesbian Jewish rabbi in Tablet chronicles her wedding to another female rabbi and outlines how her grandmother grew to accept her. The essay provides a lens into how traditional Jewish communities can grow to not only accept - but to celebrate - their gay and lesbian family members.
Postedon Jul 20, 2012 at 01:00 pm
This week, the National Association of the Deaf declared their support for the freedom to marry in a new video, citing the parallels between the struggle for marriage between same-sex couples and the struggle for marriage between two deaf adults.
Postedon Jul 20, 2012 at 11:30 am
Freedom to Marry has a dedicated and diverse staff working each day to secure the freedom to marry nationwide, and we want to help you get to know each of us a little bit better. This week, we hear from Sarah Moeller, Freedom to Marry's Development Associate.
Postedon Jul 19, 2012 at 07:20 pm
Last night, Houston mayor Annise Parker, one of the chairs of our Mayors for the Freedom to Marry campaign, was a featured guest on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report. She spoke about her partner, discussed why marriage matters, and referenced the 250 other mayors who stand with her in advocating for the freedom to marry.
Postedon Jul 19, 2012 at 02:00 pm
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, spoke out this week about her support for the freedom to marry. She also said that she expects the party to include a plank supporting marriage for same-sex couples at the Democratic National Convention.