Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

6 Academy Award nominees speak out for the freedom to marry

Many of this year's Oscar nominees have been longtime, ardent supporters of the LGBT community and of the freedom to marry. Here are six great quotes from Oscar-nominated artists who support gay and lesbian people and the freedom to marry!

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Polls, endorsements and new supporters: Updates from campaigns in DE, IL, MN & RI

The legislative campaigns to win marriage for same-sex couples surged on this week in Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, and Rhode Island with exciting new updates emerging from each state, including new endorsements, new polls,

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National advertising campaign demonstrates bipartisan support for the freedom to marry

Today, the Respect for Marriage Coalition launched an unprecedented national advertising campaign featuring prominent bipartisan leaders speaking out in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The national television, print, and online advertising campaign sends the message that it's #Time4Marriage.

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New poll shows that 59 percent of Americans oppose DOMA

A new poll demonstrates that a large majority of Americans are opposed to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the law that prohibits federal respect for lawful marriages between same-sex couples.

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Victory in Illinois: IL Senate approves the freedom to marry

Today, the Illinois Senate voted in favor of a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state. By a vote of 34-21, IL Senators stood on the Right Side of History and took this historic step toward making Illinois the tenth state to embrace the freedom to marry for all couples.

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300 Mayors speak out for the freedom to marry

Today, Mayors for the Freedom to Marry welcomed its 300th member. 300 mayors from 32 states and the District of Columbia have signed the pledge to support marriage for same-sex couples, meaning the coalition has nearly quadrupled in size since launching last year.

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Supporters in IL, MN and OR look to move marriage forward on Valentine’s Day

It's big Valentine's Day for the freedom to marry - marriage supporters in Illinois, Minnesota, and Oregon have big movements planned today to take steps toward winning the freedom to marry for all couples across the country.

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WATCH: Why Raymie wants to call Matthew his husband in Tennessee

Last month, Matthew and Raymie participated in the Campaign for Southern Equality's "We Do" campaign by requesting a marriage license in Tennessee. After being denied the license, Raymie delivered a rousing, moving speech about why he wants to be able to call Matthew his husband. Watch the video here.

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French National Assembly approves the freedom to marry, bill now faces Senate consideration

Today, the French National Assembly, the lower house of the Parliament in France, voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that would extend the freedom to marry and adoption opportunities to same-sex couples. The bill now faces consideration by the French Senate.

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14 Photos: Our First Valentine’s Day as a Married Couple

As the country continues to move forward on marriage, we take the time this week to celebrate the thousands of same-sex couples celebrating their first Valentine's Day as a married couple - and look forward to the day when all couples who want to marry can be married Valentines.

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