Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00 am
Today is Spirit Day, an annual opportunity for the country to take a stand against bullying and wear purple in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people across the country. Freedom to Marry is joining thousands of organizations and public figures in taking a stand against bullying by wearing purple and going purple on Facebook.
Postedon Oct 16, 2013 at 02:45 pm
Today, a federal U.S. judge heard oral arguments in DeBoer v. Snyder, a federal lawsuit that challenges the 2004 law in Michigan that restricts marriage to different-sex couples. He announced that he will issue a written opinion and that the case will proceed to trial.
Postedon Oct 15, 2013 at 04:30 pm
Last week, Love Inc. Magazine, a new online publication devoted to equally featuring love and commitment (and the fabulous wedding celebrations that accompany that love) between different-sex couples and same-sex couples. The fully integrated digital magazine showcases weddings for straight couples and same-sex couples, grabbing inspiration from weddings across the spectrum.
Postedon Oct 15, 2013 at 02:30 pm
Today, the Buncombe County Register of Deeds in North Carolina, Drew Reisinger, began accepting applications from same-sex couples for marriage licenses, saying that he would formally request approval for granting the licenses from the NC Attorney General, Roy Cooper. Watch this great video from today's action.
Postedon Oct 15, 2013 at 09:59 am
Today, the Buncombe County Register of Deeds in North Carolina began accepting applications from same-sex couples for marriage licenses, saying that he would formally request approval for granting the licenses from the NC Attorney General.
Postedon Oct 14, 2013 at 02:30 pm
It was a big weekend for marriage in the personal lives of the Freedom to Marry staff. One of our team members got engaged to her boyfriend on Friday, and one of our newest staffers tied the knot on Saturday afternoon.
Postedon Oct 11, 2013 at 11:30 am
Lindsey Wagoner shares her own coming out story and tracks her growth from a young girl in a sheltered Tennessee school to a confident and outspoken woman speaking out on behalf of same-sex couples and LGBT people across Tennessee.
Postedon Oct 11, 2013 at 08:00 am
Today, on National Coming Out Day, we acknowledge and celebrate the 'coming out' process by reflecting on our own steps forward, applauding everyone who has taken that step, and supporting those who are not yet ready to take that step. Here are some of our favorite coming out stories.
Postedon Oct 11, 2013 at 05:00 am
On National Coming Out Day, stories like Michael's and Glenn's remind us that when LGBT people "come out," they provoke change in their friends, in their families, and in their communities.
Postedon Oct 10, 2013 at 04:00 pm
As Levinson officiated his daughter's ceremony, he thought back to the conversation he shared with his daughter when she came out to him - and to his landmark ruling in support of the freedom to marry in Hawaii 20 years ago.