Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

New poll in Utah demonstrates increasing support for the freedom to marry

A new poll in Utah indicates that support for the freedom to marry in Utah is higher than ever in the weeks following the December 20 federal court ruling that struck down anti-marriage laws in the state.

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Binational Miami couple Daniel and Yohandel receive green card

This week, Daniel Zavala finally was granted a green card, sponsored by his husband, Yohandel Ruiz. The men, who live in Miami, FL, married in Washington, D.C. on May 1, 2012, and in the past year and a half, they have worked hard to amplify the plight of married binational same-sex couples.

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Federal judge strikes down Oklahoma’s marriage ban, issues stay pending appeal

On January 14, 2014, U.S. District Judge Terence Kern ruled that laws in Oklahoma prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying are unconstitutional. The federal judge has also issued a stay on the ruling pending appeal.

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WATCH: 12-year-old in Utah with two moms talks about why marriage matters

Last week at a rally in support of the freedom to marry in Salt Lake City, UT, 12-year-old Riley Hackford-Peer spoke out about why marriage matters to his two mothers, his little brother, and his entire family.

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Federal government will respect marriages of same-sex couples in Utah

Today, the United States Department of Justice announced that the federal government would respect the marriages of the 1,300+ same-sex couples in Utah who have been issued marriage licenses in the state since December 20, 2013.

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Hearing scheduled on Indiana anti-freedom amendment, now known as HJR-3

The amendment, formerly known as HJR-6, is now titled HJR-3, and a hearing is scheduled in the House Judiciary Committee for Monday, January 13.

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Utah places hold on recognition of same-sex couples’ legal marriages

State officials in Utah announced today that state agencies will not respect the marriages of the more than 1,000 same-sex couples who have been granted marriage licenses in the state.

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Photographer shows the world that ‘First Comes Love’ with new project

Since 2009, photographer, writer and filmmaker Barbara Proud (or B. Proud) has been adding to that collection of real stories, curating photos and video for her project First Comes Love, which captures the love and commitment of same-sex couples in long-term relationships.

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WATCH: New Mexico family talks about why marriage matters in new TV ad

This morning, a coalition of state and national organizations in New Mexico launched a new statewide television spot featuring The Sandoval Family, headed by Daniel and Theresa Sandoval, who have been married for 51 years in Albuquerque, NM.

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New Mexico Governor will not push for anti-marriage constitutional amendment

Today at a news conference, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez announced that she would oppose any proposed legislation for a constitutional amendment to restrict the freedom to marry to different-sex couples in New Mexico.

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