Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

PHOTOS: Same-sex spouses are finally respected by the U.S. military

Today, September 3, 2013, the same-sex spouses of U.S. service members finally became eligible for the legal respect and protections that marriage extends to the spouses of all other members of the U.S. military. Check out photos of spouses receiving their military ID cards for the first time!

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Victory: The Department of Veterans Affairs must honor marriages of same-sex couples

The judge wrote that there was no rational basis for the Department of Veterans Affairs to bar same-sex spouses from receiving protections - that it is not related to the military's commitment to caring for veteran families.

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Treasury Dept.: Married same-sex couples will be respected for federal tax purposes

The Treasury Department and the IRS announced today that all legally married same-sex couples - regardless of where they live - will be fully respected by all federal tax programs, including income tax, gift and estate taxes, deductions, exemptions, retirement accounts, and child tax credit.

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Married same-sex couples nationwide will be eligible for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services issued its first announcement about how it will be implementing the Supreme Court ruling from June 2013. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid have made clear that married same-sex couples living in the U.S. will be eligible for these services.

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Freedom to Marry launches Story Center to demonstrate patchwork of marriage laws

Today, Freedom to Marry launched a new online Story Center to gather and showcase the compelling voices and stories of same-sex couples and their families across the United States.

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VIDEO: Bud Billikin Parade attendees speak out about why marriage matters in IL

This weekend, Chicago hosted the annual Bud Billiken Parade, the oldest and largest parade for African-Americans in the United States. Along the way, Illinois Unites for Marriage asked parade attendees why they support the freedom to marry in Illinois.

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PHOTOS: Same-sex couples marry in populous New Mexico counties

It's been a momentous week for the freedom to marry in New Mexico, as same-sex couples in multiple counties in the state have gotten married and been granted legal marriage licenses by county officials. Check out over a dozen great photos of couples tying the knot!

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Huge steps forward in New Mexico: Same-sex couples marry in multiple counties

This week has seen a flurry of activity supporting the freedom to marry in New Mexico. These huge steps forward in New Mexico this week bring renewed urgency to why we need the freedom to marry uniformly across the state - and, ultimately, why we need the freedom to marry nationwide.

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VIDEO: Mary Lambert debuts video for ‘Same Love’ extension ‘She Keeps Me Warm’

This week, coming off of a rousing live performance of the award-winning 'Same Love' with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Sunday's Video Music Awards, singer-songwriter Mary Lambert debuted the moving video of her new single, "She Keeps Me Warm."

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Tim & Earl: After 37 years, we can’t wait longer for the freedom to marry in our home state

Tim and Earl say that while it may be fitting for them to move to New York City - ending, they said, in the city where they began - it's disappointing that Pennsylvania's anti-marriage laws have left them with little other choice.

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