Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Dec 06, 2012 at 11:30 am
This morning, Governor Martin O'Malley signed the necessary documents that will allow same-sex couples in Maryland to begin applying for marriage licenses. The marriage licenses will take effect beginning January 1, 2013.
Postedon Dec 05, 2012 at 06:30 pm
This weekend, Penelope Gnesin and Brenda Sue Fulton became the first same-sex couple to marry at Cadet Chapel, a landmark chapel at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Fulton is a graduate from West Point, and she and Gnesin have been together for seventeen years.
Postedon Dec 05, 2012 at 05:15 pm
This afternoon, the Supreme Court of Mexico issued a unanimous ruling in the southern state of Oaxaca that overturned the state's law that currently excludes same-sex couples from marriage. The Oaxaca Civil Code had previously stated restricted marriage to a union between a man and a woman.
Postedon Dec 05, 2012 at 01:45 pm
Tomorrow, December 6, Corianton and Keith will join hundreds of other same-sex couples in applying for marriage licenses - and three days later, on December 9, they'll be among the first same-sex couples in the state to get married. This summer, they held a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony with their friends and family - here, they share their story with us through their wedding photos!
Postedon Dec 05, 2012 at 11:45 am
This year, we have shown over and over again that we are on the Right Side of History. Now, you can make even more of an impact by donating - every donation from now until December 31 will be generously matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000 by Freedom to Marry board member Jordan Roth and his husband Richie Jackson.
Postedon Dec 04, 2012 at 03:00 pm
This week, people across the country will have the opportunity to truly toast to the freedom to marry by purchasing bottles of Same Sex Meritage, a new California Red Table Wine vinted and bottled by Stein Family Wines in Napa, CA. A portion of every sale will go toward supporting Freedom to Marry!
Postedon Dec 04, 2012 at 12:45 pm
For the past three months, Tatjana Plitt, an artist from Australia, has been working on a photography project to document the challenges that gay and lesbian service members and their partners face in the United States. Here, she shares seven of her portraits with Freedom to Marry to demonstrate how DOMA hurts.
Postedon Dec 04, 2012 at 11:00 am
Last week, on Thursday, November 29, Maine Governor Paul LePage signed off on the certified election results for the state of Maine - including the result that, for the first in history, Mainers passed the freedom to marry for same-sex couples at the ballot. The new marriage law becomes effective 30 days after certification - on December 29.
Postedon Nov 28, 2012 at 08:15 am
After nearly ten years of commitment, Corrie Sharp and Jennifer Tom, who live in San Diego, CA, didn't want to wait to get married any longer so they flew to Massachusetts to marry. Now, they're one of many same-sex couples waiting for Prop 8 to be overturned so that they can see their marriage respected where they live.
Postedon Nov 27, 2012 at 01:30 pm
This week, our Director of Online Programs, Michael Crawford, was featured in The Huffington Post as a person "Making LGBT Great." Christopher Dryer from the Youth Pride Alliance talks to Michael and gets his opinion on challenges facing the LGBT community and how individuals can be a part of the movement.