Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Winning More States: Where marriage stands in 7 key states across the country

In 2013, we've already seen significant developments from states where we can win marriage this year, and several other states have taken the first steps toward winning marriage. Here's a look at some recent victories, and what's on the horizon for these 7 States.

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President Obama applauds NBA player Jason Collins on coming out

In a press conference today, President Barack Obama commented on big news from the sports world yesterday: Jason Collins, a Center for the NBA, came out as a gay man. Collins is now the first openly gay male athlete in a major American sports league.

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Marriage moves forward in Brazil: Two additional states pass the freedom to marry

Yesterday, marriage continued moving forward in Brazil when the Corregedor Geral de Justiça in two additional states - Paraíba and Santa Catarina(Articles in Portuguese) - authorized marriages between same-sex couples.

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New poll demonstrates that a majority of Minnesotans support the freedom to marry

This week, a new poll from KSTP/SurveyUSA found that a majority of Minnesota adults support ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. The poll, measured last week, found that 51% of Minnesotans support the freedom to marry, while just 47% do not.

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Zach Wahls celebrates 4 years of the freedom to marry in Iowa, looks toward SCOTUS ruling

April 27 marks the four-year anniversary of the freedom to marry taking effect in Iowa, whose Supreme Court ruled in 2009 that same-sex couples should not be excluded from marriage. This week, marriage activist and LGBT ally Zach Wahls published an editorial celebrating the anniversary.

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Delaware Senate Executive Committee to hear marriage bill on May 1

Next week, the Senate Executive Committee in Delaware will hold a hearing on a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state of Delaware. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1.

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How we won the freedom to marry across New England

Yesterday's vote in Rhode Island makes it all but certain that this year, same-sex couples in states across New England will be able to share in the freedom to marry. How did we get here? Let's go back to 2004 and track how marriage moved forward across the region

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Victory in Rhode Island! RI Senate passes the freedom to marry

Today, the Rhode Island Senate approved S38, the bill that will extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples throughout the state of Rhode Island. It's a landmark moment for marriage nationwide and for thousands of loving, committed couples in Rhode Island.

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Justice Levinson reflects on why marriage matters 20 years after historic HI ruling

Twenty years ago, Justice Steven Levinson and the Hawaii Supreme Court made history. They became the first appellate court in global history to find that a state constitution presumptively prohibited the exclusion of same-sex couples from access to marriage. As the anniversary of the ruling he authored approaches, Justice Steven Levinson reflects on the ruling and looks ahead to the future of the freedom to marry.

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Mayors in Kansas and Arkansas speak out for the freedom to marry

This week, a number of new mayors joined the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry coalition - including Mayor Lioneld Jordan from Fayetteville, AR and Mayor Barb Shirley from Salina, KS.

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