Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

England and Wales announce date same-sex couples can begin marrying

Today, the British government announced the date that same-sex couples will be able to marry in England and Wales. Earlier this year, the United Kingdom passed a freedom to marry bill, which applies to both countries.

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Bipartisan group of Indiana mayors speak out against anti-gay HJR-6

This week, a bipartisan group of mayors in Indiana came together to launch Mayors for Freedom, a new effort that speaks out against HJR-6, a proposed constitutional amendment that seeks to permanently ban all protections for same-sex couples and their families in Indiana.

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Newlywed couple of 30 years wishes neighbors a ‘Married Christmas’ with lawn display

"For over 20 years, Teresa and I have included our not-so-subtle LGBT touch to our holiday display," Jo explained about the Mrs. Claus lawn ornaments. "This year, I am thrilled to say the Mrs. Clauses are wearing wedding bands for the first time!"

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IN THE NEWS: Reflecting on 2013, and looking ahead to 2014

In the past few weeks, discussion about the freedom to marry has thrived in some of the country's most widely read publications - and Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson has been on hand to answer questions, offer insight, and provide perspective on this historic year.

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Guest Post: Without my two moms, I would not be the man I am today

Dan Pologe writes a moving essay about growing up with two mothers in Wisconsin. "It is true my upbringing might be different from the ‘norm,’ but the love I received and strong values that have helped to define who I am today was not," he writes.

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Same-sex couples will begin marrying in Australia on Saturday

Today, the High Court in Australia announced that it will reserve judgment on a freedom to marry law, meaning that couples will be able to legally marry this Saturday, when the legislation officially takes effect.

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Tell the world that ‘Love is Love’ with this new shirt from Freedom to Marry

Now, it's time to celebrate and show the world that all love is equal. You can wear your support for the freedom to marry with our new T-shirts, which declare, "Love is Love."

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Same-sex couples begin marrying in Hawaii as the freedom to marry takes effect

This morning, December 2, the freedom to marry took effect in Hawaii, allowing same-sex couples across the state to finally share in the joys of marriage.

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Same-sex couple in Illinois makes history with state’s first legal marriage

Last week, on November 27, Vernita Gray and Pat Ewert became the first same-sex couple ever to marry in Illinois. The women were granted an emergency marriage license by a federal court last Monday.

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Photos: 7 couples from Wisconsin share why marriage matters

Here, Freedom to Marry catches up with seven of the couples who participated in the Shall Not Be Recognized portrait exhibit. They share how life in Wisconsin has progressed in six years and discuss the impact of this year's Supreme Court ruling striking down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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