Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Evan Wolfson talks about the importance of the freedom to marry in Hawaii

Last week, Evan Wolfson visited Hawaii to meet with local marriage advocates about the importance of winning marriage in the state. While in Hawaii, Evan spoke to advocates about how the state could go the extra mile in 2013 by asking the legislature to move marriage forward in the state.

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BREAKING: Supreme Court will hear DOMA case and Prop 8 case in 2013

Moments ago, the Supreme Court announced in an order that it has decided to hear the Proposition 8 case and a challenge to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act - Windsor v. United States - in 2013. Now, it is more urgent than ever that we make the same strong case for the freedom to marry in the court of public opinion that our advocates are making in the courts of law.

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Nearly 800 same-sex couples have applied for marriage licenses in Washington

Yesterday, December 6, was the first day that same-sex couples in Washington state could be issued marriage licenses. Throughout the day, nearly 800 same-sex couples passed through court houses in counties across the state to request their marriage license. The first weddings between same-sex couples in the state will be held on Sunday, December 9.

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This is what DOMA discrimination looks like

Hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples and families are hurt by DOMA. These are real couples with real challenges and real stories. And until DOMA is repealed, these couples and families will continue being hurt. Read their stories, and click through for more on each family.

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Photo Retrospective: The road to the freedom to marry in Washington!

2012 was a landmark year for the freedom to marry in Washington State - and in just a few days, on December 9, after an entire year of work on winning marriage - the first same-sex couples in the state will finally be able to receive a marriage license. Relive the amazing 2012 road for the campaign to win marriage in Washington.

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Gov. O’Malley signs marriage referendum, allows MD couples to apply for marriage licenses

This morning, Governor Martin O'Malley signed the necessary documents that will allow same-sex couples in Maryland to begin applying for marriage licenses. The marriage licenses will take effect beginning January 1, 2013.

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Cadet Chapel at West Point hosts first-ever wedding for same-sex couple

This weekend, Penelope Gnesin and Brenda Sue Fulton became the first same-sex couple to marry at Cadet Chapel, a landmark chapel at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Fulton is a graduate from West Point, and she and Gnesin have been together for seventeen years.

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Huge win in Mexico: Supreme Court of Mexico overturns marriage ban in Oaxaca

This afternoon, the Supreme Court of Mexico issued a unanimous ruling in the southern state of Oaxaca that overturned the state's law that currently excludes same-sex couples from marriage. The Oaxaca Civil Code had previously stated restricted marriage to a union between a man and a woman.

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A 14-photo journey through Corianton and Keith’s beautiful wedding in Washington

Tomorrow, December 6, Corianton and Keith will join hundreds of other same-sex couples in applying for marriage licenses - and three days later, on December 9, they'll be among the first same-sex couples in the state to get married. This summer, they held a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony with their friends and family - here, they share their story with us through their wedding photos!

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Jordan Roth and Richie Jackson launch $100,000 matching grant for Freedom to Marry

This year, we have shown over and over again that we are on the Right Side of History. Now, you can make even more of an impact by donating - every donation from now until December 31 will be generously matched dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000 by Freedom to Marry board member Jordan Roth and his husband Richie Jackson.

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