Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Catholics in Baltimore organize in support of the freedom to marry

This weekend, a group of Catholics in Baltimore, Maryland will hold a rally and discussion in support of the freedom to marry for all couples. The group will be discussing strategies for ensuring that the freedom to marry is upheld in Maryland when it goes to the ballot in November.

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Staff Spotlight: Angela Dallara, Communications Associate

Freedom to Marry has a dedicated and diverse staff working each day to secure the freedom to marry nationwide. Over the next several weeks, we'll be helping you get to know each of them a little bit better. This week, we hear from Angela Dallara, Freedom to Marry's Communications Associate.

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Sons of Minnesota governor offer $200,000 challenge grant for MN United

Andrew, Eric, and Cornelia Dayton are pitching into Minnesotans United for All Families, a coalition of organizations dedicated to defeating an anti-gay marriage amendment at the ballot in November. The Daytons, the sons of Minnesota mayor Mark Dayton, are offering a $200,000 challenge grant for the coalition.

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U.S. District Court Judge finds DOMA unconstitutional in ‘Windsor v. United States’

Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Jones ruled in 'Windsor v. United States' that DOMA's Section 3, which defines marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.

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John Corvino to debate Maggie Gallagher in live-streamed event

Tonight, philosopher and prominent gay advocate John Corvino will debate Maggie Gallagher of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage. The moderated discussion lines up with the new release of their point/counterpoint-style book, 'Debating Same-Sex Marriage.'

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Anti-gay groups in Washington submit signatures to put marriage law on 2012 ballot

Today, anti-gay activists in Washington state submitted enough signatures to place the freedom to marry on the November 2012 ballot. The law will appear on the November ballot in the form of Referendum 74, which asks Washington residents to decide whether or not to uphold the freedom to marry in the state.

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National CNN poll shows record support for the freedom to marry

This morning, CNN and ORC International released the results from a new national survey on the freedom to marry. The survey once again indicated that a majority of Americans - 54 percent - support marriage for same-sex couples.

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Five new mayors sign on to Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

This week, five new mayors from Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia signed onto our Mayors for the Freedom to Marry initiative.

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Polling continues to demonstrate impact of President Obama’s support for marriage

Nearly a month after President Barack Obama voiced his support for the freedom to marry, polls across the country continue to demonstrate the positive impact that his statement has had on public opinions on marriage.

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Federal Appeals Court chooses not to rehear CA Proposition 8 case

This afternoon, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied a petition for an en banc rehearing of the Proposition 8 case - the 2008 ballot initiative in California that resulted in a constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying in the state

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