Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Karen Morgan, widow of CW2 Charlie Morgan, receives military spouse ID card

Yesterday, Karen Morgan, the widow of Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan of the New Hampshire National Guard, was finally able to get her military spouse ID card. The ID card will help to protect Karen Morgan, who lost her wife Charlie on February 10 of this year after a courageous battle with cancer.

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Married same-sex couples ‘record their love’ in North Carolina

This week, legally married same-sex couples across North Carolina approached their local county clerk's office to record their love - registering their marriage licenses in North Carolina as a protest to anti-marriage laws in their home state.

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Winning More States: How 6 key states moved marriage forward this week

It's been a big week for the freedom to marry as the playing field of states working to pass marriage laws and defeat anti-gay initiatives widens more broadly than ever. Here are some of this week's highlights on how we moved forward:

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In Memoriam: John Arthur, Ohio man who challenged state marriage ban

Yesterday morning, John Arthur, the man from Ohio whose lawsuit with his partner, Jim Obergefell, challenged Ohio laws that restrict the freedom to marry to different-sex couples, passed away in Cincinnati. We wish our deepest condolences to his loved ones.

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Oklahoma same-sex couple legally marries under tribal law

This month, another tribal nation began extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples. In Oklahoma, Jason Pickel and Darren Black Bear became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in the state, since they received a marriage license from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Concho, Oklahoma.

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6 New Jersey couples who finally have the freedom to marry

Yesterday, October 21, 2013, New Jersey became the 14th state to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state. Here are six couples from New Jersey celebrating this week's victory

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WATCH: Tony Kushner presents Evan Wolfson with Pride Agenda Leadership Award

On Thursday, October 17, Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson received the Douglas W. Jones Leadership Award at the Empire State Pride Agenda's fall dinner in New York City.

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NJ Governor Chris Christie withdraws appeal of marriage ruling

This morning, on the first day of the freedom to marry in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie's administration withdrew his appeal of a Superior Court ruling that ordered NJ to begin performing and respecting marriages of same-sex couples.

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VICTORY: NJ Governor withdraws appeal; the freedom to marry is the law of the land!

This morning, as the clock moved from midnight to 12:01 a.m., same-sex couples across the state of New Jersey began to marry, declaring their love and commitment for each other as New Jersey became the fourteenth state to begin marrying same-sex couples.

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NJ Court denies stay on marriage ruling; same-sex couples can marry starting Monday

Today, the New Jersey Supreme Court denied Gov. Christie's request to delay the start of marriages for same-sex couples in New Jersey. The NJ Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the marriage case in January 2014, but until a verdict is announced, same-sex couples will be permitted to marry in New Jersey, beginning on Monday, October 21, 2013.

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