Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Dec 12, 2012 at 02:00 pm
This week, New Jersey's state Senate President Stephen Sweeney said he would not support a measure that would allow a referendum on the freedom to marry in New Jersey, and that he would not post a referendum bill to committee. Earlier this year, the NJ legislature approved a marriage billl, but Gov. Chris Christie vetoed it.
Postedon Dec 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Kevin and Tony are thrilled that they were able to host a happy ceremony in August - and that their first date nearly five years ago represented the last Valentine's Day they'd spend alone. But they know that marriage matters - and that Proposition 8 must be overturned so that same-sex couples can stop seeing their relationships relegated to a lesser status than marriage.
Postedon Dec 11, 2012 at 03:30 pm
Today, Kasim Reed, mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, signed onto our Mayors for the Freedom to Marry coalition, which amplifies the voices of mayors across the country who support ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. The mayor's announcement today comes less than a week after the Atlanta City Council overwhelmingly passed a resolution in favor of the freedom to marry.
Postedon Dec 11, 2012 at 01:00 pm
Today, Freedom to Marry joined with Immigration Equality and more than 50 other LGBT and immigration organizations in signing a letter to the White House asking President Barack Obama to put immigration cases involving binational same-sex couples on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court announces its rulling on the freedom to marry.
Postedon Dec 11, 2012 at 11:30 am
Yesterday, Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson published an editorial in The New York Times where he encouraged advocates of ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage to keep focusing on creating a climate for the Supreme Court to rule in our favor.
Postedon Dec 10, 2012 at 05:00 pm
This weekend was an important weekend in the movement to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in the United Kingdom. Prime Minister David Cameron reiterated his support for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, and 19 conservative leaders formed a new Freedom to Marry coalition.
Postedon Dec 10, 2012 at 02:30 pm
On Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that it will be hearing two cases related to the freedom to marry in 2013. The Court remained silent on four other marriage lawsuits - all challenges to DOMA - that faced potential review.
Postedon Dec 10, 2012 at 01:00 pm
Yesterday, December 9, was the first day that same-sex couples in Washington could marry and have those marriages respected by the state. Freedom to Marry supporter Victoria Shaffer was on hand to photograph the big day on Sunday, and she shared her photos with us!
Postedon Dec 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Last week, Evan Wolfson visited Hawaii to meet with local marriage advocates about the importance of winning marriage in the state. While in Hawaii, Evan spoke to advocates about how the state could go the extra mile in 2013 by asking the legislature to move marriage forward in the state.
Postedon Dec 07, 2012 at 03:25 pm
Moments ago, the Supreme Court announced in an order that it has decided to hear the Proposition 8 case and a challenge to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act - Windsor v. United States - in 2013. Now, it is more urgent than ever that we make the same strong case for the freedom to marry in the court of public opinion that our advocates are making in the courts of law.