Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

In the Life Media profiles Edie Windsor and her DOMA challenge

In the Life, a national LGBT-focused television program, has released a new video showcasing Edith Windsor, the 83-year-old New Yorker at the center of Windsor v. United States, one of the primary lawsuits challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders asks conservatives to support marriage in new ad

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, one of the chairs of our Mayors for the Freedom to Marry coalition, has filmed a new television advertisement with the Human Rights Campaign and Freedom to Marry where he speaks out about why he supports the freedom to marry for all couples and why other conservatives should do the same. The TV spot is set to air in the Tampa area during the Republican National Convention next week.

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National Latino organizations urge passage of the Uniting American Families Act

This week, over thiry prominent Latino organizations signed onto a group filing that encourages Congress to pass immigration reform legislation, including legislation that would eliminate immigration discrimination for same-sex couples.

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Maryland’s marriage referendum language finalized for November ballot

On Monday, Maryland's Secretary of State released the approved language for the ballot initiative that will appear on the November 6 ballot in Maryland. The ballot initiative, Question 6, is entitled, the "Civil Marriage Protection Act."

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Small businesses in Washington stand up for the freedom to marry

This week, Washington United for Marriage announced that 327 small businesses from across the state are standing up in support of marriage for same-sex couples - and that its new Small Business Captain program, would help to engage them to work toward a big November victory.

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Airman First Class Henderson and husband explain how DOMA hurts their family

Today, Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network released a new video in our joint Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry campaign, which spotlights the ways in which the marriages of gay and lesbian service members are not respected by the federal government. The latest video in the series features Airman First Class Daniel Henderson and his husband Jerret, who married in Iowa

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Save the Date for the National Engagement Party!

This Fall, Freedom to Marry is launching the National Engagement Party, a nation-wide house party event that's designed to raise awareness and boost funds to increase the intensity of key ballot campaigns. The events will take place simultaneously on Saturday, October 13. Save the date!

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GLAD files request for Supreme Court review of ‘Pedersen v. O.P.M.’

Yesterday, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders filed a petition for a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in its 'Pedersen v. Office of Personnel Management' lawsuit, meaning that GLAD is asking the Court to review their case at the federal level.

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Staff Spotlight: Nicole Collins Bronzan, Communications Director

Freedom to Marry has a dedicated and diverse staff working each day to secure the freedom to marry nationwide, and we want to help you get to know each of us a little bit better. This week, we hear from Nicole Collins Bronzan, Freedom to Marry's Communications Director.

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South Australia’s premier will work to legislate the freedom to marry

A week after the premier of Tasmania, Lara Giddings, said that she would push for the freedom to marry in her state, another Australian leader - South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill - has announced his support for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.

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