Blog Entries by Marc Solomon

Farewell to Lee Swislow of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

As a national movement leader, Lee Swislow, the departing executive director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, has brought her unique skills to our movement: helping us listen to one another better and elevating our ability to collaborate and get things done.

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Dedicating our victory to enduring couples like Ralph and Paul

As yesterday's historic victory sinks in, the one couple that keeps coming to mind is Ralph Hodgdon and Paul McMahon. I dedicate this win to you, Ralph and Paul, and to all the other amazing couples who show everyone that our love endures.

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Today’s DOMA Repeal Hearing: Our New Federal Program in Action

Marc Solomon writes about the Senate hearing on the Respect for Marriage Act and Freedom to Marry's Federal Program.

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Seven Years Ago

Our National Campaign Director Marc Solomon reflects on the historic day seven years ago that the first gay and lesbian couples married in Massachusetts.

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Marriage ad on TV in NY- check it out!

Yesterday, New Yorkers United for Marriage -- the coalition Freedom to Marry created with Empire State Pride Agenda, Human Rights Campaign, Log Cabin Republicans, and Marriage Equality New York -- began running our first television ad to urge Albany to pass the marriage bill now.

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Game On, New York

As the New York legislature comes back into session this week, Freedom to Marry and New Yorkers United for Marriage—the new coalition we founded with Empire State Pride Agenda, the Human Rights Campaign, Log Cabin Republicans of New York, and Marriage Equality New York—are stepping up our campaign to move a marriage bill in Albany and get it to Governor Cuomo’s desk.

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New Hampshire Panel Puts off Marriage Repeal Bills

The House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to hold on to a pair bills aiming to take away the freedom to marry in the state, avoiding a repeal that would be would be hugely unpopular with the public.

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How We Will Win

Marc Solomon, who led the historic campaign to defend the freedom to marry in Massachusetts and has worked with Freedom to Marry as senior consultant since November, is joining our staff as National Campaign Director. Read his strategy for continuing to move the fight for marriage forward.

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Marriage Supporters Pack New Hampshire Hearing

The latest on today’s hearing on the two bills that would eliminate the freedom to marry in New Hampshire.

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Now Is the Time in Rhode Island

Freedom to Marry's Senior Consultant Marc Solomon is on the ground in Rhode Island, where the state legislature will vote on a marriage bill in the coming weeks.

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