Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Aug 23, 2012 at 10:00 am
Today, Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network released a new video in our joint Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry campaign, which spotlights the ways in which the marriages of gay and lesbian service members are not respected by the federal government. The latest video in the series features Airman First Class Daniel Henderson and his husband Jerret, who married in Iowa
Postedon Aug 22, 2012 at 05:00 pm
This Fall, Freedom to Marry is launching the National Engagement Party, a nation-wide house party event that's designed to raise awareness and boost funds to increase the intensity of key ballot campaigns. The events will take place simultaneously on Saturday, October 13. Save the date!
Postedon Aug 22, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Yesterday, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders filed a petition for a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in its 'Pedersen v. Office of Personnel Management' lawsuit, meaning that GLAD is asking the Court to review their case at the federal level.
Postedon Aug 17, 2012 at 02:00 pm
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 Nicole Collins Bronzan, Freedom to Marry's Communications Director.
Postedon Aug 14, 2012 at 11:29 am
A week after the premier of Tasmania, Lara Giddings, said that she would push for the freedom to marry in her state, another Australian leader - South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill - has announced his support for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.
Postedon Aug 13, 2012 at 01:45 pm
Last week, Army Brigadier General Tammy Smith came out publicly for the first time during a promotion ceremony, where her wife, Tracey Hepner, pinned a new star to Brig. Gen. Smith's uniform. The promotion makes Brig. Gen. Smith the highest-ranking openly gay military figure currently serving.
Postedon Aug 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm
On Saturday in Detroit, the Democratic Party Platform Committee voted unanimously to approve a plank supporting the freedom to marry in the Democratic Party's official national platform. Now, the platform will be reviewed at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC in September, where it is expected to be ratified.
Postedon Aug 13, 2012 at 09:30 am
This week, Freedom to Marry matched its initial 2012 goal of raising and investing $3 million in three battleground states where marriage will appear on the ballot in November. The organization will continue working to raise funds for these campaigns, which need more than $10 million in order to secure wins.
Postedon Aug 10, 2012 at 02:00 pm
Today, a federal judge from the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada agreed to hear 'Sevcik v. Sandoval,' a lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal on behalf of eight same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses in Nevada.
Postedon Aug 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Yesterday, retired Navy Captain Joan Darrah wrote a letter to the chair of the Republican Party Platform Committee asking that he allow her to testify about why the Republican party should include planks in their official platform calling for the repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and support of the freedom to marry for all couples. The chair denied her request, and now Servicemembers Legal Defense Network is sponsoring a petition to support Capt. Darrah.