Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
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.
Postedon Sep 20, 2012 at 09:30 am
Today is the first anniversary of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the military policy that prohibited gay and lesbian service members from serving openly and honestly in the U.S. military. But even though gay and lesbian service members can now serve openly, they continue to face discrimination from the federal government.
Postedon Sep 19, 2012 at 11:30 am
This week, Bob Ross, the president of the Prince George County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) spoke out in support of Question 6, the ballot measure that would uphold the freedom to marry in Maryland.
Postedon Sep 19, 2012 at 10:45 am
In a new video, our founder and President Evan Wolfson, as well as our Senior Advisor Sean Eldridge and Third Way's Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, talk about how we won in New York, what we've learned from the campaign, and how we can apply those strategies to win more states and continue growing the majority for marriage across the country.
Postedon Sep 18, 2012 at 01:34 pm
Yesterday, Minnesotans United for All Families released their first television advertisement asking Minnesotans to vote NO on a proposed constitutional amendment permanently limiting the freedom to marry. The spot includes a testimonial from John and Kim, who have been married for 13 years and who share their journey why they're voting NO.
Postedon Sep 18, 2012 at 01:00 pm
This week, two new members of the House of Representatives signed on as co-sponsors for the Respect for Marriage Act. Rep. Mel Watt from North Carolina and Rep. Leonard Boswell from Iowa have become the latest co-sponsors of the bill, raising the total number of co-sponsors in the House to 156.
Postedon Sep 17, 2012 at 10:08 am
Jesse Ventura, who served as the governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003, has filmed a new video with his wife Terry for Minnesotans United for All Families. They talk about the happiness they've experienced in their 37 years as a married couple and discuss how they want that happiness for all loving and committed couples.
Postedon Sep 17, 2012 at 09:30 am
In November, Marylanders will be asked to uphold the freedom to marry, for all loving and committed couples, a law that was signed by the governor in March. Lindsey Dawson and Jessica Chipoco, who are engaged to be married in Maryland in March 2013, are one of the couples who will be affected by the vote. Read their story and find out why marriage matters to them.