Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Freedom to Marry gears up for Amsterdam Pride - Join Us!

Next month, Freedom to Marry staff members and board members will travel from the United States to the Netherlands - the first country to pass the freedom to marry for same-sex couples - for Amsterdam Pride, an annual celebration of the LGBT community.

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Freedom to Marry and Shiraz Events announce winners of Wedding Registry contest

This week, Freedom to Marry and Shiraz Events announced the winners of a month-long contest focused on our "Wedding Registry" program.

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Federal judge in Kentucky strikes down marriage ban; 23rd pro-marriage ruling in 1 year

Today, July 1, 2014, U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II ruled in favor of the freedom to marry, striking down a constitutional amendment in the state that restricts marriage to different-sex couples.

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Republican support for the freedom to marry continues rapid growth

This week, United States Senator Susan Collins from Maine became the fourth Republican Senator to announce her support for the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, mirroring the growing national support for marriage among conservative groups.

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One year after historic Supreme Court ruling, momentum for marriage surges

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Windsor v. United States, which struck down the core of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act and found marriage discrimination unconstitutional.

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LANDMARK VICTORY: 10th Circuit Appeals Court rules in favor of the freedom to marry

Today the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled in favor of same-sex couples’ freedom to marry, upholding a marriage ruling out of Utah in December. It is the first ruling by a federal appellate court since last year's victory in the Supreme Court.

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Federal judge in Indiana strikes down marriage ban

Today, June 25, 2014, U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young ruled in favor of the freedom to marry, striking down Indiana's ban on marriage for same-sex couple and becoming the latest judge in an amazing year of victories for marriage in every corner of the country.

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U.S. Conference of Mayors passes resolution calling for end to marriage discrimination

Yesterday, June 23, at its annual conference in Dallas, the U.S. Conference of Mayors overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on federal courts, including the Supreme Court, to expeditiously bring an end to marriage discrimination against gay couples nationwide.

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One border and 30 miles make all the difference in how these same-sex couples are treated

To illustrate the reality of these untenable marriage laws, we spoke with two couples who have led similar lives and yet, because of the state border between Illinois and Indiana are treated dramatically differently when it comes to accessing simple respect for their relationship.

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Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, KY joins Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

Today, Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, Kentucky signed on to Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based and nonpartisan group of mayors who believe that all people should be able to share in the love and commitment of marriage.

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