Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Freedom Indiana launches to protect same-sex couples and their families in IN

Today in Indiana, a statewide bipartisan coalition joined together to launch Freedom Indiana, which will work to defeat HJR-6, a proposed constitutional amendment that seeks to permanently ban all protections for same-sex couples and their families in Indiana.

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In Hawaii, legislators, faith leaders, and the governor say it’s time for marriage

It's been a big week for the freedom to marry in Hawaii as legislators, faith leaders, and Governor Neil Abercrombie continually sound off about the importance of passing a bill that extends the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Hawaii once and for all

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Peace Corps volunteer anticipates personal impact of new inclusive policy change

The Peace Corps' policy change, which allows same-sex couples to serve together as volunteers, was personal for Shari Quan, who served in rural Uganda. She and her partner, Elisabeth Halliday, are planning their wedding, and the policy change has opened up the possibility of the women serving together without being separated.

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Same-sex couples in New Zealand begin marrying as marriage law takes effect

One of the same-sex couples couples who married today in New Zealand was Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau, who said "I Do" on an airplane in a beautiful ceremony sponsored by Air New Zealand.

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Inspired by his dads, an emerging young activist stands up for marriage in the south

Justin Maxwell, a 16-year-old boy from North Carolina, is emerging as a strong young voice for LGBT equality in the South. He also encourages young people like him to stand up for what they believe in.

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How we’ll win the freedom to marry nationwide

Want to know how we're going to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide? The answer lies in the Roadmap to Victory, the three-track plan for returning to the U.S. Supreme Court and finishing the job by bringing the country to national resolution and extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in all 50 states.

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Department of Defense will extend protections to same-sex spouses

Today, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that the same-sex spouses of gay and lesbian service members will begin receiving full benefits and protections by September 3, 2013.

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PHOTOS: Washington senator who led marriage fight weds longtime partner

On Saturday, August 10, Ed Murray, who serves as a state senator in Washington and is now campaigning to become the mayor of Seattle, married his longtime partner, Michael Shiosaki on the 22nd anniversary of the day they first met each other.

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Winning More States: Where marriage stands in 4 key states this year

As we continue to celebrate the victories at the Supreme Court in June 2013, we're already hard at work on building up momentum and securing essential votes in four key state marriage campaigns. Winning these four states before the end of 2014 is an important step on the path to victory.

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Social Security begins making payments to married couples living in marriage states

This weekend, the Social Security Administration began processing retirement spouse claims for same-sex couples. For now, the payments are limited to couples living in states with the freedom to marry.

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