Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Eight New Mexico counties have extended the freedom to marry to same-sex couples

Yesterday, Los Alamos County in New Mexico became the eighth county in the state to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and on Tuesday, Grant County became the seventh county to extend marriage protections to same-sex couples.

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Obama Administration: Same-sex couples are eligible for veteran’s protections

Today, the Obama Administration directed the executive branch to no longer enforce federal laws that prevented legally married same-sex couples from accessing veteran's benefits. The spouses of gay and lesbian military veterans will soon be eligible for many protections that straight spouses have.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes history by officiating wedding for same-sex couple

On Saturday, August 31, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history by presiding at a wedding for a same-sex couple. She is the first Supreme Court Justice ever to do so.

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Federal judge orders Ohio to respect marriage of widower

Today, U.S. District Judge Timothy Black ordered the State of Ohio to respect the marriage of a couple who wed this summer in Delaware. The ruling marks the second married same-sex couple to see their out-of-state marriage respected in Ohio in rulings ordered by Judge Black.

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PHOTOS: Same-sex spouses are finally respected by the U.S. military

Today, September 3, 2013, the same-sex spouses of U.S. service members finally became eligible for the legal respect and protections that marriage extends to the spouses of all other members of the U.S. military. Check out photos of spouses receiving their military ID cards for the first time!

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Victory: The Department of Veterans Affairs must honor marriages of same-sex couples

The judge wrote that there was no rational basis for the Department of Veterans Affairs to bar same-sex spouses from receiving protections - that it is not related to the military's commitment to caring for veteran families.

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Treasury Dept.: Married same-sex couples will be respected for federal tax purposes

The Treasury Department and the IRS announced today that all legally married same-sex couples - regardless of where they live - will be fully respected by all federal tax programs, including income tax, gift and estate taxes, deductions, exemptions, retirement accounts, and child tax credit.

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Married same-sex couples nationwide will be eligible for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services issued its first announcement about how it will be implementing the Supreme Court ruling from June 2013. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid have made clear that married same-sex couples living in the U.S. will be eligible for these services.

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Freedom to Marry launches Story Center to demonstrate patchwork of marriage laws

Today, Freedom to Marry launched a new online Story Center to gather and showcase the compelling voices and stories of same-sex couples and their families across the United States.

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VIDEO: Bud Billikin Parade attendees speak out about why marriage matters in IL

This weekend, Chicago hosted the annual Bud Billiken Parade, the oldest and largest parade for African-Americans in the United States. Along the way, Illinois Unites for Marriage asked parade attendees why they support the freedom to marry in Illinois.

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