Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Jan 04, 2013 at 11:45 am
Yesterday, the Illinois Senate Executive Committee voted to advance a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in the state. The decision marked the first time that a legislative body in Illinois has ever voted in favor of the freedom to marry, and it signals that momentum is on our side for the next legislative session.
Postedon Jan 04, 2013 at 11:15 am
Yesterday evening, just three days into the 2013 legislative session, legislators in Rhode Island introduced bills that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in both the House and the Senate.
Postedon Jan 03, 2013 at 02:30 pm
This week, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives included language in the Opening Day Rules Package that allowed the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group to continue paying outside counsel to defend the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the law that hurts legally married same-sex couples, like Corri and Dianne, pictured.
Postedon Jan 03, 2013 at 12:40 pm
It's a busy week for the freedom in Illinois, which could become the tenth state in the country to approve the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Diverse groups of people in Illinois are speaking up and standing together for marriage as the state Senate makes moves on the legislation.
Postedon Jan 02, 2013 at 05:30 pm
Just over a year ago - on January 1, 2012 - the Civil Union and Equality Act of 2011 took effect in Delaware. This week, Delaware reporters found that the state's three marriage bureaus have so far issued approximately 565 civil union licenses since the law took effect.
Postedon Jan 02, 2013 at 04:00 pm
We're just two days in 2013, and already we're seeing big movements on the freedom to marry in key state legislatures for this year. In Illinois, legislators are debating the freedom to marry today, aiming for approval by January 8. And in Rhode Island, advocates are introducing the bill tomorrow.
Postedon Jan 02, 2013 at 12:00 pm
As the freedom to marry took effect at 12:01 a.m. on New Year's Day in Maryland, ShaDonna Jackson was on hand to photograph the historic, heart-warming event in Baltimore, MD. She shared her photos, part of her "Shoot for Equality" project, with us!
Postedon Dec 30, 2012 at 02:45 pm
In the first hours of 2013, sam-sex couples across the state of Maryland will finally have the freedom to marry. Marriage advocates in Maryland campaigned long and hard in order to win marriage for same-sex couples. But how did we do it? Relive the road to the freedom to marry in Maryland with this photo retrospective!
Postedon Dec 28, 2012 at 09:00 am
Tonight at midnight, same-sex couples across the state of Maine will finally have the freedom to marry. But how did we do it? How did we turn a disappointing defeat in 2009 into an amazing victory in 2012? It wasn't easy. Relive the road to the freedom to marry with this photo retrospective!
Postedon Dec 27, 2012 at 09:00 am
For over a year, the Campaign for Southern Equality has been leading the We Do campaign, where same-sex couples request - and are denied - marriage licenses in their home communities. As they gear up for Stage 4 of their campaign, Freedom to Marry spoke with Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, the organization's Executive Director.