Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Sep 09, 2014 at 01:15 pm
Today, September 9, less than one week after the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit unanimously affirmed lower court rulings striking down marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, defendants in both cases filed their petitions for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court.
Postedon Sep 08, 2014 at 08:29 am
Today, September 8, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit will hear oral arguments in landmark marriage cases out of three different states - Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii. Listen to audio from the oral argument later today.
Postedon Sep 04, 2014 at 03:15 pm
The briefs lay out the urgency of bringing an end to the tangible harms and national disparities in how same-sex couples and their families are treated and encourage the Supreme Court to bring the country to national resolution without delay.
Postedon Sep 04, 2014 at 02:59 pm
Today, September 4, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ruled unanimously in favor of the freedom to marry, affirming that in Wisconsin and Indiana, banning same-sex couples from marriage is unconstitutional.
Postedon Sep 03, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Today, September 3, a federal judge became the first in over a year to uphold marriage discrimination in a legal challenge to a constitutional amendment restricting marriage to different-sex couples in Louisiana.
Postedon Sep 02, 2014 at 12:15 pm
This week, the state of Coahuila in Mexico became the first state in the country to approve the freedom to marry in the state legislature. The state joins the Federal District and Quintana Roo in extending the freedom to marry to all same-sex couples.
Postedon Aug 29, 2014 at 09:30 am
This week, plaintiff couples in three different marriage cases filed briefs with the United States Supreme Court replying to writs of certiorari from defendants in the cases. In the briefs, the plaintiffs make the case that it's time for the Supreme Court to consider a marriage case.
Postedon Aug 27, 2014 at 03:00 pm
Today, the Second District Court of Appeals in Florida (a state appellate court) urged the Florida Supreme Court to hear and rule on the question of whether same-sex couples can marry in the state.
Postedon Aug 27, 2014 at 10:30 am
Today, on August 27, Freedom to Marry teamed up with Equality NC to deliver more than 11,000 petitions signed by North Carolina residents urging Governor Pat McCrory to respect all families.
Postedon Aug 26, 2014 at 04:00 pm
My decision to marry was one of the most personal, and important, decision of my life up to that point, as it was the same for my wife. All other decisions that we have made since — whether joining the military, running for elective office, joining the board of community organizations — were driven by our shared desire to serve and build a more equitable North Carolina that works for all of our citizens.