Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Photo Retrospective: The road to the freedom to marry in Washington!

2012 was a landmark year for the freedom to marry in Washington State - and in just a few days, on December 9, after an entire year of work on winning marriage - the first same-sex couples in the state will finally be able to receive a marriage license. Relive the amazing 2012 road for the campaign to win marriage in Washington.

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Gov. O’Malley signs marriage referendum, allows MD couples to apply for marriage licenses

This morning, Governor Martin O'Malley signed the necessary documents that will allow same-sex couples in Maryland to begin applying for marriage licenses. The marriage licenses will take effect beginning January 1, 2013.

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Cadet Chapel at West Point hosts first-ever wedding for same-sex couple

This weekend, Penelope Gnesin and Brenda Sue Fulton became the first same-sex couple to marry at Cadet Chapel, a landmark chapel at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Fulton is a graduate from West Point, and she and Gnesin have been together for seventeen years.

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Huge win in Mexico: Supreme Court of Mexico overturns marriage ban in Oaxaca

This afternoon, the Supreme Court of Mexico issued a unanimous ruling in the southern state of Oaxaca that overturned the state's law that currently excludes same-sex couples from marriage. The Oaxaca Civil Code had previously stated restricted marriage to a union between a man and a woman.

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A 14-photo journey through Corianton and Keith’s beautiful wedding in Washington

Tomorrow, December 6, Corianton and Keith will join hundreds of other same-sex couples in applying for marriage licenses - and three days later, on December 9, they'll be among the first same-sex couples in the state to get married. This summer, they held a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony with their friends and family - here, they share their story with us through their wedding photos!

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Jordan Roth and Richie Jackson launch $100,000 matching grant for Freedom to Marry

This year, we have shown over and over again that we are on the Right Side of History. Now, you can make even more of an impact by donating - every donation from now until December 31 will be generously matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000 by Freedom to Marry board member Jordan Roth and his husband Richie Jackson.

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New California wine ‘Same-Sex Meritage’ launches to support Freedom to Marry

This week, people across the country will have the opportunity to truly toast to the freedom to marry by purchasing bottles of Same Sex Meritage, a new California Red Table Wine vinted and bottled by Stein Family Wines in Napa, CA. A portion of every sale will go toward supporting Freedom to Marry!

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Photographer shares 7 moving portraits of military families harmed by DOMA

For the past three months, Tatjana Plitt, an artist from Australia, has been working on a photography project to document the challenges that gay and lesbian service members and their partners face in the United States. Here, she shares seven of her portraits with Freedom to Marry to demonstrate how DOMA hurts.

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The freedom to marry will take effect in Maine on December 29

Last week, on Thursday, November 29, Maine Governor Paul LePage signed off on the certified election results for the state of Maine - including the result that, for the first in history, Mainers passed the freedom to marry for same-sex couples at the ballot. The new marriage law becomes effective 30 days after certification - on December 29.

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In the face of Prop 8, Corrie and Jennifer fly from California to Massachusetts to tie the knot

After nearly ten years of commitment, Corrie Sharp and Jennifer Tom, who live in San Diego, CA, didn't want to wait to get married any longer so they flew to Massachusetts to marry. Now, they're one of many same-sex couples waiting for Prop 8 to be overturned so that they can see their marriage respected where they live.

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