Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Sep 20, 2013 at 09:00 am
This week, Spencer Stout and Dustin Reeser, the same-sex couple whose Home Depot flash mob marriage proposal video went viral last week, appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show to give the backstory behind the big, exciting day.
Postedon Sep 19, 2013 at 03:30 pm
This week, the Register of Deeds in Guilford County in Greensboro, North Carolina rejected marriage applications from two same-sex couples and issued a statement lamenting the anti-gay law in NC, saying, "I look forward to the day when I will be able to issue marriage licenses to LGBT couples."
Postedon Sep 19, 2013 at 11:30 am
Today, several members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a new piece of legislation that would allow individuals, institutions, and government contractors to discriminate against legally married same-sex couples simply by asserting religious opposition.
Postedon Sep 19, 2013 at 10:00 am
When National Guard Sgt. Heather Britt-Davis returns from Afghanistan this month, she and her wife Kasey will finally be able to gain spousal recognition on Kasey's military ID card. Here, they share their love story with Freedom to Marry.
Postedon Sep 18, 2013 at 12:15 pm
Today, Illinois Unites for Marriage, the coalition working to win the freedom to marry in Illinois this year, released a video featuring Robert talking the death of his partner, Steven Hynes - and why the IL legislature can't wait one day longer to pass a bill. Watch the video.
Postedon Sep 18, 2013 at 09:30 am
Nikki and Sue had a beautiful ceremony promising commitment to each other in Hawaii - but it was frustrating to see that no matter how gorgeous their day was, their commitment is not legally respected by the state of Hawaii. And when they returned home to New Jersey, too, they knew that they would continue to be viewed as single.
Postedon Sep 17, 2013 at 01:00 pm
Today, a groundbreaking new grassroots public education, Why Marriage Matters Arizona, launched in Arizona to begin a conversation with fair-minded Arizonans about the freedom to marry and why it matters to same-sex couples and their families.
Postedon Sep 16, 2013 at 09:00 am
Today, Freedom to Marry launched a new step forward in the campaign to amplify support for marriage among our nation's mayors and demonstrate support among elected officials in every state in the country, Light Up the Map. The new goal set for the program is reaching 500 mayors representing all 50 states.
Postedon Sep 13, 2013 at 10:30 am
Yesterday, Judge Richard Stearns issued a ruling in McLaughlin v. Hagel, deciding that the plaintiffs are entitled to judgement in their favor, meaning they should be entitled to the protections and benefits that all other families receive.
Postedon Sep 12, 2013 at 10:30 am
The New Mexico Supreme Court has announced that it has set a date for hearing about whether same-sex couples have the freedom to marry in New Mexico. The court will hear oral arguments in a case brought by the ACLU of New Mexico on behalf of six same-sex couples on October 23.