Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

People of faith continue advocating for the freedom to marry in ballot states

In the 2011-2012 election cycle, when four states have been gearing up for months for marriage-related ballot initiatives at the polls, we've seen more people of faith than ever speaking out in support of the freedom to marry. The past few weeks have brought out even more support for marriage among people of faith in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington.

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After marrying in Iowa, Casey and Eric speak out against Minnesota marriage amendment

In September, Casey Fritz and Eric Sodemann married in Iowa and hosted a ceremony in their home state of Minnesota. Now, they're speaking out against the proposed constitutional amendment that would permanently limit the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in the state.

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Northwest NAACP asks Washington residents to approve Ref. 74

The Northwest chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) officially endorsed the freedom to marry in Washington state last week by asking residents to vote to APPROVE Referendum 74.

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U.S. Supreme Court sets date to decide whether it will take DOMA and Prop 8 cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will consider whether or not it will review federal constitutional challenges to two marriage cases - the Proposition 8 case in California and one or more of the challenges facing the so-called Defense of Marriage Act - at its private conference on Tuesday, November 20.

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Lakisha and ShaDonna ask friends to pledge support for marriage in Maryland

Lakisha and ShaDonna are excited about having the chance to see their relationship formally respected in Maryland, and that's why they're working on a personal level to discuss the issue with their loved ones. They want to understand their family members' and friends' feelings about Question 6 because at some point soon, they plan on getting married, and when they do, they want their marriage to be respected by the state they call home.

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President Obama supports marriage, opposes discrimination in ballot campaigns

Today, a spokesperson for the Obama campaign issued a statement about the president's support for the ballot campaigns to win marriage in Maine, Maryland, and Washington. The campaign has already spoken out against a ballot measure in Minnesota.

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New radio advertisements in Maryland urge people to vote FOR Question 6

Today, Marylanders for Marriage Equality released a new radio spot urging listeners to support the freedom to marry at the ballot. Freedom to Marry invested $100,000 in the Vote For 6 campaign to support the airing of the new advertisement and a previously announced radio spot featuring NAACP Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond.

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Phone bank for marriage in WA and ME without ever leaving your couch!

Please step up and join us for our new remote phone banking program. You can make calls for Mainers United for Marriage and Washington United for Marriage without ever even leaving your couch.

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A 29 year partnership: Why marriage in MD matters to Jo and Teresa

For Jo and Teresa, who have been together for 29 years, the freedom to marry in Maryland really does matter. Beyond the necessary protections that marriage would provide, they know that Maryland is their home. "It's significant that our children were born here," Teresa said. "It's significant that this is where we've made our home. We are part of this community and we want to be treated equally here."

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New Yes on 1 video exposes marriage opponents’ lies in Maine

Mainers United for Marriage, the coalition working to proactively pass the freedom to marry at the ballot in Maine, released a new advertisement that explains that ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in Maine would in no way lead to more discrimination lawsuits in the state.

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