Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

One border and 30 miles make all the difference in how these same-sex couples are treated

To illustrate the reality of these untenable marriage laws, we spoke with two couples who have led similar lives and yet, because of the state border between Illinois and Indiana are treated dramatically differently when it comes to accessing simple respect for their relationship.

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Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, KY joins Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

Today, Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, Kentucky signed on to Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based and nonpartisan group of mayors who believe that all people should be able to share in the love and commitment of marriage.

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Administration extends key federal protections to married same-sex couples

Today, the Obama administration announced that it will take additional steps to provide increased federal respect for same-sex couples’ legal marriages - However, social security protections for married couples will remain unavailable in nearly all states that do not respect marriage for same-sex couples.

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Luxembourg overwhelmingly approves marriage bill

Today, June 18, the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies voted overwhelmingly in favor of the freedom to marry. Same-sex couples will be able to marry in the country in 2015.

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The voices of North Carolina’s gay & lesbian adoptive parents

This post was written by Mark Maxwell, who this year earned a Ph.D Public Policy & Administration from Walden University. The article is an excerpt from Maxwell's dissertation, "Second-Parent Adoption: North Carolina Same-Sex Couples and Foster Care Adoptions."

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AUGUST 6: 6th Circuit Appeals Court will hear oral arguments in 5 marriage cases

This week, the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit scheduled a date for oral arguments in the appeals of five cases where judges have ruled in favor of the freedom to marry.

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CONTEST: Start a wedding registry and you could win with Shiraz Events!

The launch includes an exciting campaign in which anyone who creates a “Wedding Registry” page benefiting Freedom to Marry will be entered into a drawing to win free wedding planning services from Jason Mitchell Kahn, wedding planner at Shiraz Events.

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Reflecting on the 47th anniversary of ‘Loving v. Virginia’ at the Supreme Court

Today is the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia, a landmark ruling that declared bans on interracial marriage in the United States unconstitutional.

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Hoosiers Unite for Marriage launches to amplify why marriage matters in Indiana

Today, marriage supporters from across the state of Indiana came together to launch Hoosiers Unite for Marriage, a robust, broadbased bipartisan campaign to move marriage forward and make the case that Indiana is ready for the freedom to marry.

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ACLU files new lawsuit in Alabama seeking respect for same-sex couple’s marriage

On June 10, 2014, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a new federal lawsuit in Alabama, Aaron-Bush v. Bentley, on behalf of a same-sex couple seeking legal respect for their marriage, performed in Massachusetts in 2012.

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