Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Oct 12, 2012 at 04:00 pm
Both ads feature African-American pastors emphasizing that Question 6 would allow for civil marriages between same-sex couples and that religious freedom would still be protected; that is, churches and religious institutions could still refuse to perform marriages for same-sex couples.
Postedon Oct 12, 2012 at 03:00 pm
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!
Postedon Oct 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm
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.
Postedon Oct 12, 2012 at 11:59 am
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.
Postedon Oct 11, 2012 at 03:30 pm
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.
Postedon Oct 11, 2012 at 09:00 am
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.
Postedon Oct 11, 2012 at 08:30 am
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.
Postedon Oct 10, 2012 at 02:45 pm
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.
Postedon Oct 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm
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.
Postedon Oct 10, 2012 at 10:45 am
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.