Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

New TV ads advocate for the freedom to marry in ME, MN and WA

Political advertisements are dominating the television airwaves this fall, and in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington, where marriage-related ballot initiatives will be put to a vote on Election Day, many of those TV ads focus on why marriage matters for same-sex couples. Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington all debuted new TV ads this week. Check them out!

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Married California couple hosts National Engagement Party to support ballot campaigns

Robert and Andy know that no couple should be denied that same feeling of security, or the same opportunity to publicly express their decision to join together in marriage. That's why they're hosting a house party for our National Engagement Party, which will be celebrated across the country tomorrow, October 13 to raise money to support the state ballot campaigns in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg pushes for the freedom to marry in Maryland

This month, the campaign to win marriage for same-sex couples in Maryland is getting an all-star push from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In addition to supporting the campaign with a sizable donation, Mayor Bloomberg has been advocating on behalf of Maryland couples through emails and other communications.

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Nordstrom supports the freedom to marry in Washington state

Today, apparel retailer Nordstrom announced their support for the freedom to marry by officially endorsing Washington United for Marriage, the coalition of pro-marriage organizations working to uphold the freedom to marry by approving Referendum 74 at the ballot on November 6.

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National Coming Out Day: My parents’ process, from tentative supporters to proud allies

Today is National Coming Out Day, and next week marks the fifth anniversary of my own "coming out" conversation with my parents. Read my story about our conversation, their acceptance process, and how they're now proud parents of a kid who works at an organization advocating for the freedom to marry.

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National Coming Out Day: A mother ‘comes out’ with her daughter’s wedding photo

A woman gets married to the love of her life, and her mother posts a wedding photo to her personal Facebook page. These formal presentations of family members' love for each other are what today, National Coming Out Day, is all about.

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Artist Spotlight: “We Are Young” rockers fun. fight for the freedom to marry

At the end of the month, nearly a dozen musical acts, including fun., will join together in New York City for the Freedom to Love Now! concert. In addition to fun., the concert event will feature superstar performers like Rufus Wainwright, They Might Be Giants, and The National. All of the proceeds from the October 30 event will benefit Freedom to Marry.

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NAACP Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond records radio ad for marriage in Maryland

In the ad, Dr. Julian Bond, who served for 11 years as Chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and now serves as the organization's Chairman Emeritus, asks Maryland voters to vote FOR Question 6.

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New written immigration guidelines will protect binational same-sex couples

This week, the Department of Homeland Security issued new written deportation guidelines for U.S. immigration officials that specifically clarify that discretionary relief will be extended to immigrants in same-sex partnerships or marriages with U.S. citizens. The memorandum clarifies that same-sex relationships that rise to the level of "family relationships" are long-term, same-sex relationships.

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Make sure your friends in ME, MD, MN and WA are registered to vote!

Election Day is approaching fast: There are fewer than 28 days until November 6, when voters in four states - Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington - will vote on marriage-related ballot initiatives. The voter registration deadlines and procedures are a little bit different in each state.

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