Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Orlando Mayor calls for the freedom to marry in FL in State of the City address

Last week, in his State of the City address, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer called for the freedom to marry in Florida while championing Orlando's commitment to protecting same-sex couples and providing a safe and welcoming place for all families.

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Arkansas judge says he will rule in state marriage case within 2 weeks

Yesterday in Little Rock, Arkansas, Circuit Judge Chris Piazza heard three hours of arguments in a case filed on behalf of a wide array of plaintiffs seeking the freedom to marry for same-sex couples or respect for such marriages in Arkansas.

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Today in Arkansas: Couples seek the freedom to marry in state court hearing

Today, April 17 at 1:00pm CT, a hearing will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas in Wright v. Arkansas, a lawsuit filed last summer in state court by private lawyers on behalf of eleven same-sex couples.

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Young Conservatives launch $1 million effort to reform GOP platform on marriage

Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry is launching a $1 million campaign to reform the Republican Party platform by striking anti-gay language and replacing it with respectful, unifying language. The campaign, called "Reform the Platform," officially kicks off today

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WATCH: 12-year-old with two moms in Utah speaks out for the freedom to marry

"At school, we talked about things we'd like to see in our lifetime," 12-year-old Riley Hackford-Peer told filmmaker D'Arcy Benincosa in a new video. He explained, "I've always said that I'd like to see my parents get married."

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THURSDAY: 10th Circuit Appeals Court hears argument in Oklahoma marriage case

This week, on Thursday, April 17, the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver will hear oral arguments in Bishop v. Smith, a federal lawsuit that seeks the freedom to marry in Oklahoma.

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VIDEO: How couples feel the impact of anti-marriage laws on Tax Day

A new video by filmmaker Karla Murphy tracks the impact that anti-marriage laws have on gay and lesbian couples, perhaps most visibly on Tax Day, by focusing on one couple who live in North Carolina and are married.

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ACLU of Michigan files lawsuit seeking respect for 300+ Michigan marriage licenses

Today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a lawsuit in state court on behalf of eight same-sex couples who received marriage licenses on the first day of the freedom to marry in Michigan.

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Litigation Round-Up: Where marriage cases stand in the federal appellate courts

After today's great victory in Ohio, it's a good time to check in on the state of marriage litigation across the country. In nine states, marriage litigation is currently pending at the federal appellate level in five different Circuit Courts.

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Federal judge rules that Ohio must respect gay couples’ marriages from other states

Today, U.S. District Court judge Timothy Black officially issued his ruling in Henry v. Wymyslo, declaring that the state of Ohio must respect the marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states.

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