Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Feb 08, 2013 at 11:30 am
This week, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn delivered their "State of the State" addresses to outline overarching goals and priorities for 2013. Both governors used the opportunity to call for the freedom to marry and send a clear message to state residents that now is the time to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.
Postedon Feb 07, 2013 at 03:30 pm
Today, legislative leaders from Indiana's House and Senate announced that they would not vote in 2013 on an anti-gay constitutional amendment that proposes to permanently limit the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The move is the latest example of states in nearly every region of the country taking steps forward rather than backward on the freedom to marry.
Postedon Feb 07, 2013 at 01:45 pm
A new, first-of-its-kind book, Capturing Love, aims to coach photographers on the most effective ways to create powerful, resonant photos of same-sex couples. Here are five gorgeous photos from Capturing Love and some backstory behind the framing and execution of each shot!
Postedon Feb 07, 2013 at 11:00 am
Today, Freedom to Marry announced a 2013 drive to raise and invest $2 million through the Win More States Fund, with an initial goal of passing marriage bills in several states across the country - Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.
Postedon Feb 06, 2013 at 03:00 pm
Navy Senior Chief Dwayne D. Beebe and Jonathan Franqui have fallen in love and committed their lives together - they were excited to get their marriage license in Maryland, and they look forward to their ceremony in Florida. But their marriage deserves legal respect - respect that cannot happen until all couples have the freedom to marry, and until DOMA is overturned once and for all.
Postedon Feb 06, 2013 at 12:45 pm
Next week, filmmaker and social activist Antony Osso will debut the sixth and final short film from his award-winning documentary series, The Devotion Project. The film will debut at the LGBT Community Center in New York City on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 7:00pm.
Postedon Feb 06, 2013 at 11:30 am
This week, a diverse array of voices have spoken out about the importance of the freedom to marry in Hawaii. An economic impact study and the Japanese American Citizens League agreed this week that ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage would positively impact Hawaii, fueling advocates for a big week.
Postedon Feb 05, 2013 at 04:00 pm
This afternoon, the Illinois Senate Executive Committee voted in favor of advancing a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state. By a vote of 9-5, legislators in the committee stood on the Right Side of History and took the first step toward making Illinois the tenth state to embrace the freedom to marry for all couples.
Postedon Feb 05, 2013 at 03:30 pm
Today, the British House of Commons voted overwhelmingly in favor of extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in England and Wales. After a full day of debate on The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, the House of Commons approved the bill by a vote of 400-175.
Postedon Feb 05, 2013 at 11:00 am
Mario Pabón and Jason McAllister married this September on their seventh anniversary in New York City. They wrote their own vows for the ceremony, and here, Mario has shared his vows to Jason with Freedom to Marry.