Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

For Summer and Celeste, DOMA repeal means protection for their daughter

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.

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Launch of Veterans United in Minnesota extends Andrew Wilfahrt’s legacy

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.

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Washington mother talks about how only marriage can protect her daughter’s family

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.

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Assistant Democratic Leader signs on to Respect for Marriage Act

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.

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From volunteer to full-time advocate, Beth Allen aims for marriage in Maine

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!

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VIDEOS: Why marriage matters in Maine, Minnesota, and Washington

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.

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Attend a Minnesota house party for One Day United!

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.

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Confused about what’s happening with the Defense of Marriage Act?

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.

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200 leaders representing communities of color endorse marriage in Washington

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.

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Artist documents same-sex military couples in new photo project

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.

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