Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Sep 26, 2012 at 09:30 am
Although they have been together for almost three years, Summer says that she and fiancé Celeste struggle to have their relationship recognized by the Army. This is largely due to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which forces the U.S. military to discriminate against same-sex couples and their families because it denies federal respect of marriages between same-sex couples.
Postedon Sep 25, 2012 at 11:15 am
Today, Minnesota state representative Tim Walz will lead the launch of Veterans United, a coalition of U.S. military veterans who oppose a proposed constitutional amendment banning the freedom to marry, which Minnesotans will vote on in November.
Postedon Sep 24, 2012 at 02:45 pm
On Friday, Washington United for Marriage, the coalition working to uphold the freedom to marry in the state, began airing its second television advertisement to tell voters in the state why marriage matters to same-sex couples.
Postedon Sep 24, 2012 at 01:00 pm
This week, Congressman James Clyburn became the 157th member of the House of Representatives to sign on as a cosponsor for the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. He also rounds out the support from the Democratic Leadership in the House.
Postedon Sep 24, 2012 at 10:30 am
In November, Mainers will be asked to approve the freedom to marry for all loving and committed couples at the ballot. Beth Allen and her partner Valerie are one of the couples who will be affected by the vote. Hear from Beth in this profile about why marriage matters and what she's been doing to push for the marriage law in Maine!
Postedon Sep 21, 2012 at 04:30 pm
People across Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington state are having conversations about why marriage matters, inspired by the courageous personal stories featured in a groundbreaking set of new educational broadcast ads.
Postedon Sep 21, 2012 at 04:00 pm
With six weeks before Election Day, Minnesotans United for All Families, the coalition to block a discriminatory consitutional amendment that would permanently limit the freedom to marry in the state, is ramping up their fundraising efforts by hosting its final One Day United event.
Postedon Sep 21, 2012 at 11:45 am
This summer, the so-called Defense of Marriage Act has gone through a whirlwind in the courts, being declared unconstitutional this summer alone in five different cases. But all of the back-and-forth can be confusing. Check out our FAQ to walk you through the basics of what's happening with DOMA.
Postedon Sep 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm
This week, Washington United for Marriage, the broad coalition of organizations and advocates working to uphold the freedom to marry in Washington, announced that nearly 200 organizations and leaders representing communities of color in the state are voicing their fervent support for marriage for same-sex couples.
Postedon Sep 20, 2012 at 10:45 am
This fall, Tatjana Plitt, an artist from Australia, is working to document gay and lesbian service members, who for the first time can publicly express their love and commitment to their husbands, wives, or partners. We speak with Tatjana about her motivations for the project and how we can use art to explore important political and human issues.