Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Five ways the Defense of Marriage Act hurts gay and lesbian military families

Today is the first anniversary of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the military policy that prohibited gay and lesbian service members from serving openly and honestly in the U.S. military. But even though gay and lesbian service members can now serve openly, they continue to face discrimination from the federal government.

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Prince George’s County NAACP president supports marriage in Maryland

This week, Bob Ross, the president of the Prince George County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) spoke out in support of Question 6, the ballot measure that would uphold the freedom to marry in Maryland.

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WATCH: How we won the freedom to marry in New York

In a new video, our founder and President Evan Wolfson, as well as our Senior Advisor Sean Eldridge and Third Way's Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, talk about how we won in New York, what we've learned from the campaign, and how we can apply those strategies to win more states and continue growing the majority for marriage across the country.

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Minnesotans United launches first television ad

Yesterday, Minnesotans United for All Families released their first television advertisement asking Minnesotans to vote NO on a proposed constitutional amendment permanently limiting the freedom to marry. The spot includes a testimonial from John and Kim, who have been married for 13 years and who share their journey why they're voting NO.

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Two Respect for Marriage Act cosponsors bring House total to 156

This week, two new members of the House of Representatives signed on as co-sponsors for the Respect for Marriage Act. Rep. Mel Watt from North Carolina and Rep. Leonard Boswell from Iowa have become the latest co-sponsors of the bill, raising the total number of co-sponsors in the House to 156.

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Former MN Governor Jesse Ventura speaks out against limiting the freedom to marry

Jesse Ventura, who served as the governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003, has filmed a new video with his wife Terry for Minnesotans United for All Families. They talk about the happiness they've experienced in their 37 years as a married couple and discuss how they want that happiness for all loving and committed couples.

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Lindsey, Jessica and ‘their place’: Why marriage matters in Maryland

In November, Marylanders will be asked to uphold the freedom to marry, for all loving and committed couples, a law that was signed by the governor in March. Lindsey Dawson and Jessica Chipoco, who are engaged to be married in Maryland in March 2013, are one of the couples who will be affected by the vote. Read their story and find out why marriage matters to them.

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Department of Justice requests Supreme Court review of two more DOMA cases

After requesting Supreme Court review of two DOMA cases in July, the Obama administration's Department of Justice requested review of two more cases - Windsor v. United States and Pedersen v. Office of Personnel Management. The Supreme Court now faces potential review of four different DOMA challenges, with multiple requests for review in each challenge.

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Buy tickets to the Freedom to Love Now! benefit concert!

On October 30, a long line-up of advocates and allies for the freedom to marry will come together for an amazing night of music. The concert event, Freedom to Love Now!, will feature superstar performers like "We Are Young" rockers fun., Rufus Wainwright, They Might Be Giants, and The National.

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Freedom to Marry announces $200,000 matching grant for Maine’s ‘Yes on 1’

Today, Freedom to Marry announced a pledge to match donations up to $200,000 to the "Yes on 1" campaign through the end of September. The $200,000 contribution from our Win More States Fund would bring our total investment in Maine to $1 million this year.

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