Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Analysis demonstrates increased and diverse support, isolated opposition for marriage

A new analysis of national polling data and trends on the freedom to marry by two top Democratic and Republican pollsters indicates that the majority national support for marriage for same-sex couples is broadening and diversifying while resistance is diminishing and becoming isolated to just a few narrow demographic groups.

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13 couples celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the freedom to marry in Washington, DC

This week marks the third anniversary of the freedom to marry taking effect in Washington, D.C.: March 9, 2010. To celebrate, we spoke with 13 same-sex couples who have married in the past three years in our nation's capital.

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Q&A: Marc Solomon to receive Congressman Gerry E. Studds Visibility Award

This week, on March 9, Freedom to Marry's National Campaign Director Marc Solomon will be honored at the Fenway Health Men's Event, where he will be presented with The Congressman Gerry E. Studds Visibility Award 2013. We spoke with Marc this week to reflect on receiving the honor.

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New memo from Freedom to Marry and Third Way: Pro-marriage legislators win elections

Today, Freedom to Marry and Third Way released a memo demonstrating that state legislators who vote in favor of marriage for same-sex couples continue to win voter support when running for reelection. The analysis demonstrates that 97% of state legislators who voted for the freedom to marry and ran for reelection won in 2012, compared to 90% of incumbent state legislators nationwide.

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Recent state-wide polling demonstrates decisive majority support for marriage

Over the past year and a half, national poll after national poll has indicated the fact that a decisive majority of Americans support the freedom to marry - and that the majority only continues to grow as more and more people take the time to consider why marriage matters to same-sex couples and their families.

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ROUND-UP: 13 groups that urged the Supreme Court to overturn Prop 8 or DOMA

Dozens of briefs have been filed in the past week in the DOMA and Prop 8 Supreme Court cases. Here's a round-up of thirteen diverse groups that spoke out for the freedom to marry through briefs in either the Windsor or Hollingworth cases.

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212 Congressional Democrats file brief urging Supreme Court to overturn DOMA

This morning, 212 Democratic members of Congress - led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi filed an amicus brief in Windsor v. United States, the Supreme Court case challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal respect for legal marriages between same-sex couples.

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Obama administration files SCOTUS brief supporting marriage, opposing Prop 8

UPDATED 7:00pm: This evening, President Barack Obama and the Department of Justice filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in 'Hollingsworth v. Perry,' urging that Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that anti-gay activists succeeded in pushing through in November 2008 to strip same-sex couples of the freedom to marry in California in 2008, should be oveturned.

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Mark and Tim continue advocating for same-sex couples and families by marrying in DC

After 22 years together, Mark and Tim are thrilled to finally be married. But they know that because of DOMA, they are deprived of over 1,100 essential federal protections - and that their marriage is not respected by the state of North Carolina. That's why they're speaking out as much as possible about how DOMA hurts their family.

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Mayors, Businesses, and State organizations urge Supreme Court to overturn DOMA

This week, a huge variety of voices have spoken out against the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 in legal amicus briefs filed to the U.S. Supreme Court, including Republicans, the Obama administration, mayors, state-wide LGBT organizations, and nearly 300 businesses.

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