Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Kentucky Attorney General will not appeal federal judge’s ruling in marriage case

Today, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced that he would not appeal a federal judge's Feb. 12 opinion ordering the state to respect the marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states.

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Why Marriage Matters Colorado launches public education effort in Centennial State

Freedom to Marry is proud to serve as a founding and leading member of the campaign. Alongside state stalwarts One Colorado and the ACLU of Colorado, Why Marriage Matters CO will fuel a robust conversation about same-sex couples and their families in the state.

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Mississippi woman urges lawmakers: ‘Please don’t legislate against my family’

GUEST POST: By Kristen Welch, from Mississippi, who is speaking out against MS Senate Bill 2681, the bill currently being debated by the Mississippi legislature that would grant Mississippians a "License to Discriminate" against people just because they are LGBT.

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With final order, judge says Kentucky must recognize same-sex couples’ marriages

Today, U.S. District Court Judge John Heyburn finalized his February 12 decision in Bourke v. Beshear. Effective immediately, legally married same-sex couples are recognized as such by the state of Kentucky.

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Federal judge strikes down Texas marriage ban, stays ruling pending appeal

Today, February 26, 2014, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled that laws in Texas prohibiting same-sex couples from marrying are unconstitutional. The judge also issued a stay on the ruling pending appeal.

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Champaign County and Cook County are now issuing marriage licenses in Illinois

It's been a big week for the freedom to marry in Illinois: Two counties in the state have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, explaining that families should not have to wait for the freedom to marry.

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Mayor of Asheville, NC signs on to Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

This week, Mayor Esther Manheimer, the newly elected mayor of Asheville, North Carolina, signed onto Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a coalition of nearly 400 mayors from across the country who support marriage for same-sex couples.

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Southerners speak out for the freedom to marry in new bipartisan campaign

Today, Freedom to Marry is launching Southerners for the Freedom to Marry, a new campaign in partnership with 12 Southern equality organizations that will amplify the voices of marriage supporters in the South.

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VIDEO: Congressman Lewis kicks off Southerners for the Freedom to Marry campaign

In a new video from Freedom to Marry, United States Congressman John Lewis from Atlanta, Georgia speaks out about why he supports marriage for same-sex couples. The video marks the launch of Southerners for the Freedom to Marry, for which Congressman Lewis serves as an honorary co-chair.

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Meet the honorary co-chairs of Southerners for the Freedom to Marry

We are proud to present this new bipartisan organizing effort, Southerners for the Freedom to Marry, alongside 13 honorary co-chairs. Read all about the co-chairs, who hail from nine of the 14 states involved in Southerners for the Freedom to Marry.

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