Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Federal judge strikes down Utah’s marriage ban, ruling effective immediately

Today, a federal judge in Utah struck down the state's ban on same-sex couples from marrying, declaring that the law violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection and due process. Same-sex couples in Utah are already applying for marriage licenses.

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BIG WIN: New Mexico Supreme Court affirms the freedom to marry state-wide

Today, the New Mexico Supreme Court issued a landmark decision affirming what a majority of New Mexicans already know: That everyone in the state should have the freedom to marry the person they love.

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VIDEO: Canadian man proposes to partner with elaborate “Love Today” flash mob

A new video featuring an elaborate, romantic engagement proposal is making the rounds across the Internet. The new video features Patrick Stiles asking his partner Mike Kennedy to marry him.

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Outspoken marriage supporter Michelle Bachelet elected president of Chile

The new president-elect in Chile, Michelle Bachelet, has been an important supportive voice for LGBT people and the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Latin America.

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The 11 most viral marriage moments of 2013

We've celebrated some incredible wins for the marriage movement again and again this year. Here, we reflect on the stories and faces who helped carry those messages: the most "viral" marriage moments and photos of 2013.

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New campaign continues conversation about why marriage matters in Pennsylvania

Today, Freedom to Marry and the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania joined together to launch Why Marriage Matters Pennsylvania, a grassroots public education that will help build support for the freedom to marry in PA.

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10 Alaska couples declare that “Love is Love” in gorgeous photo project

Meet the faces of "Love is Love," a beautiful celebration of love, an affirmation of people who have committed their lives to each other, a reminder that the nationwide discussion over the freedom to marry involves real people, a loud and strong and compelling and simple declaration: love is love.

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England and Wales announce date same-sex couples can begin marrying

Today, the British government announced the date that same-sex couples will be able to marry in England and Wales. Earlier this year, the United Kingdom passed a freedom to marry bill, which applies to both countries.

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Bipartisan group of Indiana mayors speak out against anti-gay HJR-6

This week, a bipartisan group of mayors in Indiana came together to launch Mayors for Freedom, a new effort that speaks out against HJR-6, a proposed constitutional amendment that seeks to permanently ban all protections for same-sex couples and their families in Indiana.

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Newlywed couple of 30 years wishes neighbors a ‘Married Christmas’ with lawn display

"For over 20 years, Teresa and I have included our not-so-subtle LGBT touch to our holiday display," Jo explained about the Mrs. Claus lawn ornaments. "This year, I am thrilled to say the Mrs. Clauses are wearing wedding bands for the first time!"

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