Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Sep 09, 2013 at 07:00 pm
This afternoon in Honololu, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie announced that on October 28 he will convene a special legislative session to pass a bill to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state.
Postedon Sep 09, 2013 at 10:30 am
Today, Why Marriage Matters Ohio launched to highlight and increase support for the freedom to marry in Ohio. The launch was announced this morning at three simultaneous kick-off events in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus
Postedon Sep 05, 2013 at 01:30 pm
This week, a new project, The Not All Like That Christians Project launched to amplify the voices of Christians who support the LGBT community. It's designed as a direct counterpoint to some high-profile Christians who speak out in favor of discrimination and claim to speak for all people of faith
Postedon Sep 05, 2013 at 10:29 am
Yesterday, Los Alamos County in New Mexico became the eighth county in the state to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and on Tuesday, Grant County became the seventh county to extend marriage protections to same-sex couples.
Postedon Sep 04, 2013 at 03:15 pm
Today, the Obama Administration directed the executive branch to no longer enforce federal laws that prevented legally married same-sex couples from accessing veteran's benefits. The spouses of gay and lesbian military veterans will soon be eligible for many protections that straight spouses have.
Postedon Sep 04, 2013 at 09:30 am
On Saturday, August 31, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history by presiding at a wedding for a same-sex couple. She is the first Supreme Court Justice ever to do so.
Postedon Sep 03, 2013 at 04:30 pm
Today, U.S. District Judge Timothy Black ordered the State of Ohio to respect the marriage of a couple who wed this summer in Delaware. The ruling marks the second married same-sex couple to see their out-of-state marriage respected in Ohio in rulings ordered by Judge Black.
Postedon Sep 03, 2013 at 11:00 am
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!
Postedon Aug 30, 2013 at 10:15 am
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.
Postedon Aug 29, 2013 at 01:15 pm
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.