Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Same-sex couple in Illinois makes history with state’s first legal marriage

Last week, on November 27, Vernita Gray and Pat Ewert became the first same-sex couple ever to marry in Illinois. The women were granted an emergency marriage license by a federal court last Monday.

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Photos: 7 couples from Wisconsin share why marriage matters

Here, Freedom to Marry catches up with seven of the couples who participated in the Shall Not Be Recognized portrait exhibit. They share how life in Wisconsin has progressed in six years and discuss the impact of this year's Supreme Court ruling striking down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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Missouri Governor allows married same-sex couples to jointly file state taxes

Today, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon issued an executive order to the Missouri Department of Revenue that allows same-sex couples who legally married in other states to jointly file their taxes for the state of Missouri.

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Southerners urge mayors to support the freedom to marry with Change.org

This month, Freedom to Marry is working to Light Up the Map by urging mayors from all across the United States to voice their support for marriage for same-sex couples and become Mayors for the Freedom to Marry.

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Freedom to Marry lights up Times Square for the holidays with message of love

Over the next two months, Freedom to Marry is celebrating a huge year of victories with a new video billboard in New York City to send a message that love - and marriage - are for everyone, and will be displayed in the heart of Times Square throughout the holiday season.

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President Obama applauds Hawaii’s approval of the freedom to marry

Last night, shortly after the Hawaii Senate granted final approval to the marriage bill that has been dated in the state over this month's three-week Special Session, President Barack Obama issued a statement applauding the decision.

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In Memoriam: Jen Roeper, New Mexico woman who challenged state marriage laws

Jen's death is a loss to the entire LGBT community. We wish our deepest condolences to her wife Angelique and their children, as well as their friends, other family members, and all who were touched by her courage and advocacy.

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The freedom to marry in Hawaii: A Victory 20 years in the making

On this historic day, we take a look at the far-reaching influence of that very first win in HI 20 years ago, tracking how it has shaped the marriage movement – and how it worked as a catalyst for the strategic vision of Freedom to Marry.

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New Mexico Unites for Marriage launches to secure marriage in NM

Today, New Mexico Unites for Marriage launched its new campaign to secure and protect the freedom to marry for all loving and committed couples in New Mexico.

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VIDEO: Brenda & Carol in NC, ‘We Won’t Stop Until We’re Equal’

This week, the Campaign for Southern Equality released a remarkable new video featuring Brenda Clark and Carol McRory, who have been involved with the campaign for several years and participated in five different actions with the advocacy group.

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