Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

6th Circuit Court breaks from unanimous appellate rulings, upholds discrimination

The United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit issued the first ruling in favor of upholding laws that discriminate against same-sex couples from a federal appellate court in the past several years.

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St. Louis, Missouri to begin issuing marriage licenses after victory in state court

Today, November 5, St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison ruled that denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Missouri is unconstitutional.

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VIDEO: A Florida father pays tribute to his deceased husband by fighting for marriage

This year, Jorge Goytizolo in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is mourning the death of his husband, Philip Parrish, who passed away in May after a sudden diagnosis of brain cancer. Now, Jorge is working hard to protect his twin children, Santiago Philip and Ella Starr.

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VIDEO: Two Southern mothers build their family without the protections of marriage

In a new Freedom to Marry video, Jessica and Chi from Alabama share their story of building their lives with their 7-year-old daughter. "Everyone wants to believe that if you do what you're supposed to do, your family will be taken care of. But we don't have that safeguard."

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VIDEO: Former GOP spokesperson James Richardson calls for marriage in Georgia

This speech was delivered by James Richardson, former RNC spokesperson for the Republican National Committee and Governors Barbour and Huntsman, at an October 23 Rally for Marriage in Atlanta, Georgia, organized by Georgia Equality and Freedom to Marry.

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PHOTOS: Georgians call for the freedom to marry in the Peach State with GA Equality

Today, October 23, 2014, Georgia Equality hosted a rally in Atlanta on the steps of the Atlanta City Hall calling for the freedom to marry in the Peach State

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Georgia Father of 3 wants his son to have the same freedom to marry as his 2 daughters

This piece was written by David Stivers, co-President of PFLAG Atlanta, who spoke on October 23 at Georgia Equality's Rally for Marriage in Atlanta, Georgia, where marriage supporters made the case that Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens should stop defending marriage discrimination in the Peach State

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Federal judge in Puerto Rico upholds discrimination; plaintiffs vow to appeal

Yesterday, October 21, a U.S. District Court Judge broke from the nearly 50 judges in states across the country who have ruled in favor of the freedom to marry this year by dismissing a legal challenge to Puerto Rico's marriage ban. The next step is the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, where love will win.

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PHOTOS: Same-sex couples in Wyoming get married in the Equality State!

Today, October 21, is the first day of the freedom to marry in Wyoming! Check out photos from the big day here.

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Wyoming judge strikes down laws denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples

Today, October 17, U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in Wyoming in a federal legal case that challenged the state’s anti-marriage constitutional amendment.

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