Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Pentagon extends new protections to military spouses harmed by DOMA

Today, Sec. of Defense Panetta said he would extend new protections - including military ID cards and access to family support initiatives - to same-sex spouses of active members of the military. DOMA restricts the military from addressing larger concerns, including health care, housing, and survivor's benefits.

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Remembering Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan: Soldier, Mother, Wife

On Sunday, February 10, Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan of the New Hampshire National Guard passed away after a courageous struggle with cancer. Freedom to Marry extends our deepest condolences to CW2 Morgan's wife Karen, daughter Casey Elena, and all of the Morgan family.

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10 Grammy-nominated musicians raise their voices in support of same-sex couples

Many of the artists who have been nominated for Grammy Awards this year have been vocally and fervently supportive of the LGBT community, same-sex couples, and the freedom to marry. Here are ten great quotes from Grammy-nominated artists who support the freedom to marry!

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IL and MN governors call for the freedom to marry in ‘State of the State’ addresses

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.

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Indiana legislature delays vote on anti-gay marriage amendment

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.

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5 gorgeous photos that ‘Capture Love’ in new wedding photography book

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!

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Freedom to Marry announces 2013 drive to invest $2 million in Win More States Fund

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.

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Our life in 17 photos: A gay sailor’s love story

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.

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The Devotion Project debuts final short film spotlighting same-sex couples

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.

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Hawaii United for Marriage gears up for a big week for the freedom to marry

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.

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