Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

French Senate approves key section of marriage bill

Yesterday, the Senate in France approved the most significant portion of a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples, all but assuring that France will become the latest country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.

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WATCH: U.S. Marine Captain and his fiancé speak out on how DOMA hurts

A new video from our Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry campaign spotlights U.S. Marine Corps Captain Matthew Phelps and his soon-to-be husband, Ben Schock. The couple, who will marry in Seattle, WA next month, are one of thousands of military families affected by DOMA.

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Virginia couple Frank and Jerry marry on their 20th anniversary in DC

This weekend, Frank Roberts and Jerry Cook celebrated their 20th anniversary with an extra special present: A wedding. After two decades together, the couple married on April 7, 2013 in Georgetown in the District of Columbia.

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Republican IL Rep. Ed Sullivan announces support for marriage bill

Today, Illinois Rep. Ed Sullivan announced that he will vote for the freedom to marry on the IL House marriage bill. He is the second Republican representative in IL to pledge his support.

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Round-Up: Statements of support for the freedom to marry from U.S. Senators

So far in 2013, over a dozen U.S. Senators announced that they support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, and by the first week of April, a majority of the U.S. Senate publicly supported marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Here are the statements from all of the Senators who have spoken out this year in favor of marriage.

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Senators Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp support the freedom to marry

This morning, two additional Senators - Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) announced support for the freedom to marry. Now, 53 U.S. Senators support marriage for same-sex couples.

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With Sen. Nelson’s support, a majority of U.S. Senators now support the freedom to marry

Today, Sen. Bill Nelson announced that he supports the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, making him the 51st Senator in today's Congress to do so. A majority of the United States Senate now has announced support for the freedom to marry.

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Military Couple Jonathan and Dwayne: 20 photos from our wedding day

This weekend, on Saturday, March 30, Jonathan Franqui and Navy Senior Chief Dwayne D. Beebe hosted their wedding ceremony among all of their loved ones at Old Christ Church in Pensacola, Florida. Here, they shared 20 photos with us of their big day and explained why marriage matters to them.

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Iowa celebrates fourth anniversary of landmark freedom to marry ruling

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Iowa State Supreme Court ruling in Varnum v. Brian that same-sex couples should have the freedom to marry across the state of Iowa.

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Uruguay Senates passes freedom to marry legislation

This afternoon, the Senate of Uruguay passed legislation that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the country, making Uruguay nearly certain to be the 15th nation in the world - and the fourth in Latin America - where gay and lesbian couples can share in the freedom to marry.

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