Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Litigation Round-Up: Marriage in the courts in KY, TX, LA, OH, MO & NV

In the past week, the flurry of activity around marriage litigation hasn't slowed down: Two new lawsuits were filed today, and in Texas and Nevada, big developments could translate to big wins.

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Mayor Julián Castro and Evan Wolfson sound off on why marriage matters in Texas

OP-ED: Today a federal court in San Antonio will hear arguments in a landmark case that, at its core, is about strengthening family and individual liberty.

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Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) signs on as Respect for Marriage Act co-sponsor

Today, Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) became the 44th United States Senator to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act (S. 1236), the bill that would fully repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, definitively ending federal marriage discrimination and ensuring certainty regardless of where a legally married same-sex couple lives.

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Nevada attorney general seeks to stop defending state’s marriage ban

On Monday, February 10, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto filed a motion in the lawsuit 'Sevcik v. Sandoval' requesting the ability to withdraw her brief that argued in defense of Nevada's ban on same-sex couples from marrying.

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US Attorney General announces additional legal protections for married couples

This weekend, United States Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice would issue a memo to recognize marriages between same-sex couples - even in states without the freedom to marry - "to the greatest extent possible under the law."

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Nikki and Sue’s beautiful HI wedding

When Nikki and Sue declared their love for each other in their beautiful ceremony, neither Hawaii nor their home state of New Jersey extended the freedom to marry to same-sex couples - now, both states do.

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‘Love & Devotion’ event will feature screening of ‘The Devotion Project’

This month, The William Way LGBT Community Center in Philadelphia, PA will host an event showcasing the stories and images of same-sex couples for 'Love & Devotion.'

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Scotland passes the freedom to marry in final vote

Today, February 4, the Parliament in Scotland approved the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill, which extends the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across Scotland. Seventeen countries now share in the freedom to marry nationwide.

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Litigation Round-Up: The freedom to marry in the courts in VA, WI, NV, UT and OK

In the six months since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down DOMA, dozens of same-sex couples in states across the country have joined together to file lawsuits seeking the freedom to marry. Check out updates from 5 of the 22 states with pending litigation:

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Redbox rentals of ‘Bridegroom’ documentary will benefit Freedom to Marry

For the next few months, Bridegroom will be available to rent in more than 44,000 Redbox kiosks across the country. Freedom to Marry is proud to receive funds from Bridegroom rentals, along with GLAAD, PFLAG, and GLSEN.

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