Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

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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TODAY: 4th Circuit Appeals Court hears oral arguments in Virginia marriage case

This week, on Tuesday, May 13, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond will hear oral arguments in Bostic v. Rainey, a federal lawsuit that seeks the freedom to marry in Virginia.

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Mothers across the country share stories of why marriage matters for all families

This Mother’s Day, moms are speaking out for the freedom to marry. From moms of gay and lesbian children to lesbian moms raising kids, their stories send one clear message: It's time for marriage nationwide. Read 16 of their moving stories.

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PHOTOS: First marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples in the South

This morning, after yesterday's landmark ruling in Wright v. Arkansas, where a circuit judge struck down an Arkansas law that prohibits same-sex couples from marrying in the state, same-sex couples began marrying in Eureka Springs, AR.

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Arkansas judge strikes down state ban on marriage for same-sex couples

Today Judge Chris Piazza of Arkansas upheld same-sex couples' freedom to marry, striking down the state’s discriminatory constitutional amendment and becoming the latest in a unanimous wave of favorable rulings.

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PHOTOS: Same-sex couples take a stand against Amendment 1 in North Carolina

Yesterday, exactly two years after the passage of Amendment One, the constitutional amendment in North Carolina that bans same-sex couples from marrying or attaining any form of family status in the state, same-sex couples took a stand for equality in Raleigh.

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Meet the couples taking action for marriage in NC 2 years after Amendment One

Today, couples in Raleigh, NC are taking a stand with the Campaign for Southern Equality, friends, family members, and clergy, through the WE DO campaign. Freedom to Marry caught up with eight of the couples participating - read their stories.

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Same-sex couple in Alabama files federal lawsuit seeking respect for their marriage

Today, May 7, a same-sex couple in Alabama filed a new federal lawsuit, Searcy v. Bentley, seeking legal respect for their marriage license.

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GUEST POST: Taking action against Amendment One, two years after its passage

That's why the Campaign for Southern Equality has been organizing and mobilizing LGBT people and supporters across the South for the past few years with the WE DO Campaign. And tomorrow, we will mark the second year since Amendment One’s passage by taking action again in Raleigh.

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