Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Federal judge orders Utah to respect 1,300 marriage licenses it issued

Today, May 19, U.S. District Court judge Dale Kimball ruled that the state of Utah must respect the nearly 1,300 marriage licenses it issued to same-sex couples in December and January of this year.

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Federal judge in Oregon strikes down ban on marriage for same-sex couples

Today Judge Michael McShane struck down Oregon’s discriminatory state constitutional amendment that denies committed gay couples the freedom to marry, ruling that it violates the U.S. Constitution.

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Maine Ethics Commission recommends that anti-marriage group NOM be fined

This week, ethics investigators in Maine are recommending that NOM, a group that works against the freedom to marry, be fined more than $50,000 for failing to register and disclose its activities in the 2009 ballot campaign to protect marriage in Maine.

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VIDEO: Commemorating 10 years of the freedom to marry in the United States

Today, May 17, marks the tenth anniversary of the freedom to marry coming to the United States! In 2004, the first same-sex couples in the country married in Massachusetts after a landmark, first-of-its-kind ruling in Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders' case Goodridge v. Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

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Joel Benjamin photographs first couples to marry in Massachusetts 10 Years Later

To reflect on this anniversary, Massachusetts-based photographer Joel Benjamin snapped photos of the pioneering gay and lesbian couples who married in the Bay State in 2004, including portraits all seven of the couples from the landmark case.

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Thank You, Ralph and Paul: Reflecting on 10 years of marriage in Massachusetts

For me, Ralph and Paul’s marriage embodied powerfully what the significance of what transpired on May 17, 2004, when legal marriage for same-sex couples became real for the first time in American history.

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Freedom to Marry launches Midwest campaign and big investment in OH, MI and IN

As the fredom to marry continues to build momentum in every corner of the country, Freedom to Marry today announced the launch of a new investment to increase the conversation about why marriage matters in the Midwest.

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Same-sex couples in Idaho celebrate a big win for marriage in the Gem State

On May 13, 2014 U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale, a federal judge in Idaho, ruled in favor of the freedom to marry, and now couples across the state are celebrating! Meet just a few of the amazing couples celebrating this huge step forward for marriage in the Gem State.

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Federal judge in Idaho strikes down state ban on marriage for same-sex couples

Today U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale, a federal judge in Idaho, ruled in favor of the freedom to marry, striking down the state’s discriminatory constitutional amendment that bans same-sex couples from marriage.

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5 Same-sex couples file new federal marriage lawsuit in Alaska

On May 12, 2014, private lawyers filed a federal lawsuit in Alaska, Hamby v. Parnell, on behalf of five same-sex couples either seeking the freedom to marry in the state and respect for marriages legally performed in other states.

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