Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Delaware governor looks toward the freedom to marry in the state

Following up on his statement from March that a law granting same-sex couples the freedom to marry in Delaware is "inevitable," Gov. Jack Markell said that the state legislature in Delaware would likely be taking up the issue soon - "probably within the next few years."

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Why marriage matters for Rev. Gib Rossing, his wife Beth, and their son Jonathan

Why Marriage Matters Washington, a project from the Pride Foundation and Freedom to Marry, released their second video in their public information campaign focused on heightening support for the freedom to marry in Washington state. The new ad features a reverend and his wife talking about why they want their son, Jonathan, to be able to marry his long-term partner Ryan.

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Tasmania leads Australia’s freedom to marry movement

After months of increasing momentum in Australia, the freedom to marry may have gotten a huge push forward this weekend when Lara Giddings, the premier of Tasmania, announced that she supports marriage for same-sex couples.

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WATCH: Army officer and partner join in civil union at Air Force base

Last month, Johnny Wandasan, a Resource Officer in the U.S. Army, joined with his partner Kenton in a civil union ceremony at the Hickam Air Force Base on July 6, 2012. It was the first same-sex civil union ceremony at the Hickam Officer's Club.

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Conservative former Marine Craig Stowell talks about why he supports marriage for all couples

One of the speakers at our Young Conservatives launch event was Craig Stowell, who has spoken before about the intersections of his work as an advocate for the freedom to marry and his conservative ideology. Craig is a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps, and he asserts that he doesn't support marriage for all couples in spite of his conservative values, but rather because of them.

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Tony Award-winning Freedom to Marry supporter Joan Stein passes away

Earlier today, Tony-awarding winning theatre producer Joan Stein passed away after a long battle with cancer. Stein was a longtime supporter of the freedom to marry, and in recent years, she worked hard to combine her commitment to the theatre with her advocacy for the LGBT community.

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Richard Carey nears the finish line of his Ride Across America

On Monday, Richard Carey's 53-day bike trip across the United States to raise money for Freedom to Marry and advocate for marriage for all couples will come to a close in Maine. With just a few days left, Richard's just a bit short of his fundraising goal, and he needs your help!

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Staff Spotlight: Thomas Wheatley, Director of Organizing

Freedom to Marry has a dedicated and diverse staff working each day to secure the freedom to marry nationwide, and we want to help you get to know each of us a little bit better. This week, we hear from Thomas Wheatley, Freedom to Marry's Director of Organizing.

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Polling in Maryland shows growth in support among black voters

Hart Research Associates published a new poll today out of Maryland that finds majority support for the freedom to marry, with significant growth among black voters. 54 percent of voters said they would vote to uphold the freedom to marry at the ballot in November.

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi and 83 representatives push for protections for binational couples

Yesterday, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and 83 additional members of Congress sent a letter to the Obama administration urging the President to take formal action on a statement he made last year about working to protect binational same-sex couples.

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