Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Indiana House committee advances harmful anti-freedom amendment to full House floor

This evening, January 22, the Indiana House Committee on Elections and Apportionment voted 9-3 to advance HJR-3 to a full floor vote in the House of Representatives. The vote means HJR-3 is one step closer to passage, and the full House will consider the bill soon.

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Same-sex couples in Utah file lawsuit seeking respect for Utah marriage licenses

On January 21, 2014, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of four same-sex couples in Utah who legally married in the state. More than 1,300 same-sex couples married in those weeks, and this lawsuit seeks recognition for these licenses.

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Photographer documents watershed period in gay history with The Gay Men Project

Freedom to Marry caught up with Kevin Truong of The Gay Men Project to chat specifically about his photographs of gay men in committed relationships.

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VIDEO: ‘We will join together to defeat HJR-3’ in Indiana

A new video from Freedom Indiana documents the thousands of Hoosiers who have spoken out against HJR-3, a proposed constitutional amendment that helps no one and hurts same-sex couples and their families in the state.

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Houston Mayor Annise Parker weds Kathy Hubbard, partner of 23 years

Yesterday, January 16, Annise Parker, Mayor of Houston, Texas married her partner of 23 years, Kathy Hubbard, at a private home in Palm Springs, California

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PHOTO: The moment Mary Bishop learned she and Sharon won their case in Oklahoma

This week marked sweet victory for Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin, who represented thousands of gay and lesbian people in the Sooner State with their lawsuit in Oklahoma. See a shared a photo of the moment Mary learned that she had Sharon had won the case!

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Many marriage states affirm respect for married same-sex couples in Utah

Soon after the federal government's announcement, several other states where same-sex couples can marry - including Washington state, Maryland, and Maine - confirmed that they, too, would honor the couples' marriages.

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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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