Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

How we’ll win the freedom to marry nationwide

Want to know how we're going to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide? The answer lies in the Roadmap to Victory, the three-track plan for returning to the U.S. Supreme Court and finishing the job by bringing the country to national resolution and extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in all 50 states.

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Department of Defense will extend protections to same-sex spouses

Today, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that the same-sex spouses of gay and lesbian service members will begin receiving full benefits and protections by September 3, 2013.

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PHOTOS: Washington senator who led marriage fight weds longtime partner

On Saturday, August 10, Ed Murray, who serves as a state senator in Washington and is now campaigning to become the mayor of Seattle, married his longtime partner, Michael Shiosaki on the 22nd anniversary of the day they first met each other.

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Winning More States: Where marriage stands in 4 key states this year

As we continue to celebrate the victories at the Supreme Court in June 2013, we're already hard at work on building up momentum and securing essential votes in four key state marriage campaigns. Winning these four states before the end of 2014 is an important step on the path to victory.

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Social Security begins making payments to married couples living in marriage states

This weekend, the Social Security Administration began processing retirement spouse claims for same-sex couples. For now, the payments are limited to couples living in states with the freedom to marry.

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U.S. Ambassador to Australia and partner of 17 years wed in DC

On Saturday, August 10, the U.S. Ambassador to Australia, John Berry, married his partner of 17 years, Curtis Yee, in Washington, D.C. The wedding comes as momentum for marriage builds in Australia.

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In Memoriam: Sean Sasser, HIV/AIDS activist who appeared on MTV’s ‘The Real World’

This week, Sean Sasser, an HIV/AIDS activist who appeared on The Real World: San Francisco in 1994, passed away. In 1994, MTV televised Sean's commitment ceremony to Pedro Zamora, the HIV-positive star of the third season of The Real World who died that year.

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Robert & Aaron: Sharing the love across the Hudson on our wedding day

Robert and Aaron's wedding - which not only celebrated their love and commitment but also helped to fuel the campaign to win marriage in all 50 states - is a testament to the work we do at Freedom to Marry.

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The freedom to marry takes effect in Uruguay

Today, August 5, the freedom to marry took effect in Uruguay, making the country the third in Latin America to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, following Argentina and Brazil.

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PHOTOS: On the first day of weddings, same-sex couples in Minnesota tie the knot

Heidi M. Garrido of HM Photography LLC snapped some wonderful photos of the first day of weddings in Minnesota. She shared some photos from the midnight ceremony - and a few more of weddings that occurred later in the day - with Freedom to Marry.

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