Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

WATCH: Tony Kushner presents Evan Wolfson with Pride Agenda Leadership Award

On Thursday, October 17, Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson received the Douglas W. Jones Leadership Award at the Empire State Pride Agenda's fall dinner in New York City.

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NJ Governor Chris Christie withdraws appeal of marriage ruling

This morning, on the first day of the freedom to marry in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie's administration withdrew his appeal of a Superior Court ruling that ordered NJ to begin performing and respecting marriages of same-sex couples.

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VICTORY: NJ Governor withdraws appeal; the freedom to marry is the law of the land!

This morning, as the clock moved from midnight to 12:01 a.m., same-sex couples across the state of New Jersey began to marry, declaring their love and commitment for each other as New Jersey became the fourteenth state to begin marrying same-sex couples.

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NJ Court denies stay on marriage ruling; same-sex couples can marry starting Monday

Today, the New Jersey Supreme Court denied Gov. Christie's request to delay the start of marriages for same-sex couples in New Jersey. The NJ Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the marriage case in January 2014, but until a verdict is announced, same-sex couples will be permitted to marry in New Jersey, beginning on Monday, October 21, 2013.

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Oregon will honor marriages of same-sex couples who legally marry out of state

Today, state officials in Oregon announced that effective immediately, Oregon would equally honor the marriages of same-sex couples who legally marry out of state.

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Freedom to Marry celebrates Spirit Day

Today is Spirit Day, an annual opportunity for the country to take a stand against bullying and wear purple in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people across the country. Freedom to Marry is joining thousands of organizations and public figures in taking a stand against bullying by wearing purple and going purple on Facebook.

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Michigan marriage lawsuit will proceed to trial

Today, a federal U.S. judge heard oral arguments in DeBoer v. Snyder, a federal lawsuit that challenges the 2004 law in Michigan that restricts marriage to different-sex couples. He announced that he will issue a written opinion and that the case will proceed to trial.

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Love Inc. magazine launches as an equal destination for all love and all weddings

Last week, Love Inc. Magazine, a new online publication devoted to equally featuring love and commitment (and the fabulous wedding celebrations that accompany that love) between different-sex couples and same-sex couples. The fully integrated digital magazine showcases weddings for straight couples and same-sex couples, grabbing inspiration from weddings across the spectrum.

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WATCH: Same-sex couples in North Carolina apply for marriage licenses

Today, the Buncombe County Register of Deeds in North Carolina, Drew Reisinger, began accepting applications from same-sex couples for marriage licenses, saying that he would formally request approval for granting the licenses from the NC Attorney General, Roy Cooper. Watch this great video from today's action.

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NC county official seeks approval for granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Today, the Buncombe County Register of Deeds in North Carolina began accepting applications from same-sex couples for marriage licenses, saying that he would formally request approval for granting the licenses from the NC Attorney General.

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