Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Jan 17, 2013 at 05:00 pm
Behind every strong organization is a strong Board of Directors - and Freedom to Marry has a dedicated and diverse group of individuals working each day to secure the freedom to marry nationwide. This week, we hear from Barb Cox, the Chair of Freedom to Marry, Inc.'s Board of Directors and the Secretary of Freedom to Marry Action's Board of Directors.
Postedon Jan 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm
In 2006, Jennifer and Lexi Chapin-Smith held a wedding ceremony in Maryland in the traditional Quaker tradition. Now, in 2013, they've had a legal ceremony, one that reaffirms their love and commitment for each other.
Postedon Jan 17, 2013 at 11:15 am
On Tuesday, the Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples throughout Rhode Island. Supporters of the marriage law were able to share testimony on the bill. Check out 6 photos from the day of the hearing to catch up!
Postedon Jan 16, 2013 at 03:45 pm
At the end of 2012, Tatjana Plitt successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign to fuel her journey across the United States to reach the dozens of same-sex military couples who have volunteered to lend their story and portrait to speak out against DOMA. We caught up with Tatjana to learn more about her project as she prepares for her journey!
Postedon Jan 16, 2013 at 11:30 am
In November, Minnesotans United for All Families, led the campaign to defeat an anti-gay constitutional amendment in Minnesota. Now, the organization is aiming to complete the cycle by winning marriage for same-sex couples across the state of Minnesota in 2013!
Postedon Jan 15, 2013 at 12:15 pm
Yesterday, former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, who has been nominated to become Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration, sent a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer, where he affirmed his support for same-sex military couples and their families.
Postedon Jan 14, 2013 at 03:45 pm
Last week, the Obama administration announced support for a bill in Rhode Island that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state. President Obama announced similar support for marriage legislation in his home state of Illinois last month.
Postedon Jan 14, 2013 at 01:15 pm
On Sunday, dozens of business leaders signed onto a letter endorsing the freedom to marry in Illinois, explaining that ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage would strengthen the workforce and increase economic development across the state.
Postedon Jan 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Throughout all of their trials - as a same-sex military couple living under DADT, as a same-sex couple in the South, and as a same-sex couple standing up against the insecurities that DOMA causes their family - Army Lt. Col. Heather Mack and her wife Ashley Broadway have continually found strength in each other.
Postedon Jan 14, 2013 at 10:40 am
Today is a historic day in Rhode Island - it's the official launch of Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, an unprecedented coalition working to pass marriage legislation in 2013. Freedom to Marry is proud to be a leading member of this robust coalition.