All posts for the month January, 2014

The Grammys sends a national message of equality with ‘Same Love’ performance


Post by Adam Polaski, Freedom to Marry At the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, the freedom to marry took center stage when Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the hip-hop duo who won four GRAMMYs (and were nominated for three additional awards) performed their runaway hit “Same Love,” the song that has become an anthem for the movement to win […]

Mayor Michael Nutter supports the freedom to marry!

Mayor Nutter

Mayor Michael Nutter is the current mayor of Philadelphia and has been a long proponent for the freedom to marry in Pennsylvania. While a member of City Council, Michael Nutter drafted a historic package of bills that created the City’s Life Partnership Program for same-sex couples as well as the provision of domestic partner benefits […]

Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional


In a ruling this afternoon, U.S. District Judge Terence Kern ruled the state of Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. A stay is in place on his ruling, so no marriage licenses will be issued at this time, pending appeal. While this ruling is a great step in moving marriage forward in Oklahoma, there is still […]

Meet Pennsylvania Families: Dara Raspberry and Helena Miller

Helena and Dara - BEST - laughing, wedding

Helena, a teacher and education consultant, and Dara, an emergency room doctor, have been a couple for seven years and were married in Connecticut on September 25, 2010. Helena, 40, and Dara, 43, moved from New York to Philadelphia in the fall of 2011 because they were hoping to have children and wanted to be […]

Join our Statewide Action Team!


Since our campaign launched a few weeks ago, community support has been overwhelming!. Elected officials, community members and business leaders from across the state are banding together to spread the word about why marriage matters to all Pennsylvania families. We are off to a great start in moving marriage forward for all Pennsylvania families, but […]

Meet Pennsylvania Families: Sandy Ferlanie and Christine Donato

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Sandy Ferlanie, 45, and Christine Donato, 44, have been together in a committed relationship for 17 years. Christine has lived in Pennsylvania her entire life, and Sandy has lived in Pennsylvania since she was 11. Sandy is a trained nurse and works on drug safety at a pharmaceutical company, and Christine is a consultant for […]