Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Nikki & Sue in NJ: I meant every promise, I meant every word

Nikki and Sue had a beautiful ceremony promising commitment to each other in Hawaii - but it was frustrating to see that no matter how gorgeous their day was, their commitment is not legally respected by the state of Hawaii. And when they returned home to New Jersey, too, they knew that they would continue to be viewed as single.

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New campaign in Arizona will start the conversation about why marriage matters

Today, a groundbreaking new grassroots public education, Why Marriage Matters Arizona, launched in Arizona to begin a conversation with fair-minded Arizonans about the freedom to marry and why it matters to same-sex couples and their families.

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New 50-state Mayors for the Freedom to Marry goals will Light Up the Map

Today, Freedom to Marry launched a new step forward in the campaign to amplify support for marriage among our nation's mayors and demonstrate support among elected officials in every state in the country, Light Up the Map. The new goal set for the program is reaching 500 mayors representing all 50 states.

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Ruling in ‘McLaughlin’ case confirms protections for servicemembers and spouses

Yesterday, Judge Richard Stearns issued a ruling in McLaughlin v. Hagel, deciding that the plaintiffs are entitled to judgement in their favor, meaning they should be entitled to the protections and benefits that all other families receive.

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New Mexico Supreme Court announces date for marriage hearing

The New Mexico Supreme Court has announced that it has set a date for hearing about whether same-sex couples have the freedom to marry in New Mexico. The court will hear oral arguments in a case brought by the ACLU of New Mexico on behalf of six same-sex couples on October 23.

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Today: Freedom to Work hosts ENDA Situation Room; Evan Wolfson will speak on panel

Today at New York Law School, Freedom to Work, the leading organization working toward the passage of ENDA, will host a bipartisan discussion detailing the path to victory for the bill. Evan Wolfson will join the panel.

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Steven and Robert in Illinois: A tragic reminder that we can’t wait for marriage

For months, Steven Hynes and Robert Smith have been eagerly waiting for their home state of Illinois to pass a bill extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples. They were left waiting on the day that Steven passed away after battling terminal stage 3 Melanoma for nearly a year.

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Hawaii Governor announces plans for special legislative session to pass marriage bill

This afternoon in Honololu, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie announced that on October 28 he will convene a special legislative session to pass a bill to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state.

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New public education campaign launches to push for marriage in Ohio

Today, Why Marriage Matters Ohio launched to highlight and increase support for the freedom to marry in Ohio. The launch was announced this morning at three simultaneous kick-off events in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus

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Not All Like That Christians Project amplifies Christian support for equality

This week, a new project, The Not All Like That Christians Project launched to amplify the voices of Christians who support the LGBT community. It's designed as a direct counterpoint to some high-profile Christians who speak out in favor of discrimination and claim to speak for all people of faith

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