Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Edith Windsor urges Supreme Court to overturn DOMA

Today, lawyers for Edith Windsor filed a brief to the Supreme Court urging the repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal respect for legal marriages between same-sex couples.

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Republican leaders sign Supreme Court brief supporting the freedom to marry

This week, over 75 key Republican figures and politicians signed onto a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The brief will be filed in the Hollingsworth v. Perry case, which argues that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.

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Obama administration files brief asking SCOTUS to overturn DOMA

On Friday, the Obama administration filed a brief in Windsor v. United States, a legal case that will be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27, 2013. In the brief, President Obama and his administration ask the Court to overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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Respect for Marriage Coalition ad highlights military veteran’s support for marriage

Today, the Respect for Marriage Coalition launched its second national television advertisement, this piece featuring Republican Military Veteran Craig Stowell and his wife speaking out in favor of the freedom to marry.

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WATCH: Gay Marine who proposed to fiancé at White House speaks out against DOMA

"A lot of people think that after 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' was repealed, that was it - that everything was fixed," U.S. Marine Corps Captain Phelps explains in a new video. "But the reality of it is that the lives of the individual gay or lesbian service member was fixed. But repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' didn't change anything for our families."

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Jon Huntsman calls supporting the freedom to marry ‘a conservative cause’

Today, Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah, U.S. ambassador, business executive, and prominent conservative politician, published an editorial in The American Conservative calling marriage for same-sex couples a "conservative cause."

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AFER attorneys file briefs asking Supreme Court to overturn Proposition 8

Today, the attorneys for the American Foundation for Equal Rights, AFER, filed a brief in their Hollingsworth v. Perry case asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn Proposition 8 and restore the freedom to marry in California.

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Suze Orman moderates panel on the financial costs of marriage discrimination

This morning, CNBC financial expert Suze Orman moderated a panel discussion called "The Cost of Marriage Inequality." The discussion centered on the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal respect for legal marriages between same-sex couples, and states where same-sex couples do not have the freedom to marry.

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Black History Month: Black voices speak out in support of same-sex couples

Contemporary black voices are making history every day by raising their voices proudly in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. This month, during Black History Month, we take time to examine how these important voices are shaping the conversation and making history with their support

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6 Academy Award nominees speak out for the freedom to marry

Many of this year's Oscar nominees have been longtime, ardent supporters of the LGBT community and of the freedom to marry. Here are six great quotes from Oscar-nominated artists who support gay and lesbian people and the freedom to marry!

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