Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Jan 09, 2013 at 11:45 am
This fall, Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Donna Johnson was killed while serving in Afghanistan. Now, her wife, Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Tracy Dice, is grieving her death. But because of the Defense of Marriage Act, Dice must confront an additional challenge in her grieving process.
Postedon Jan 08, 2013 at 03:30 pm
This week, over 100 religious leaders in Rhode Island from 13 different faith denominations came together to speak out in favor of the freedom to marry in the state. The faith leaders said they would continue working to increase public support for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.
Postedon Jan 07, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Today, the Supreme Court of the United States released the schedule of oral arguments for the 2013 session. The schedule indicates that the Court will hear the challenge to Proposition 8 on Tuesday, March 26, and a challenge to DOMA on Wednesday, March 27.
Postedon Jan 04, 2013 at 05:00 pm
Yesterday, Maggie Hassan was inaugurated governor of New Hampshire. She spoke about the importance of the freedom to marry in her inauguration speech and included Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan, an outspoken opponent of DOMA currently battling terminal breast cancer, in the ceremony.
Postedon Jan 04, 2013 at 11:45 am
Yesterday, the Illinois Senate Executive Committee voted to advance a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in the state. The decision marked the first time that a legislative body in Illinois has ever voted in favor of the freedom to marry, and it signals that momentum is on our side for the next legislative session.
Postedon Jan 04, 2013 at 11:15 am
Yesterday evening, just three days into the 2013 legislative session, legislators in Rhode Island introduced bills that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in both the House and the Senate.
Postedon Jan 03, 2013 at 02:30 pm
This week, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives included language in the Opening Day Rules Package that allowed the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group to continue paying outside counsel to defend the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the law that hurts legally married same-sex couples, like Corri and Dianne, pictured.
Postedon Jan 03, 2013 at 12:40 pm
It's a busy week for the freedom in Illinois, which could become the tenth state in the country to approve the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Diverse groups of people in Illinois are speaking up and standing together for marriage as the state Senate makes moves on the legislation.
Postedon Jan 02, 2013 at 05:30 pm
Just over a year ago - on January 1, 2012 - the Civil Union and Equality Act of 2011 took effect in Delaware. This week, Delaware reporters found that the state's three marriage bureaus have so far issued approximately 565 civil union licenses since the law took effect.
Postedon Jan 02, 2013 at 04:00 pm
We're just two days in 2013, and already we're seeing big movements on the freedom to marry in key state legislatures for this year. In Illinois, legislators are debating the freedom to marry today, aiming for approval by January 8. And in Rhode Island, advocates are introducing the bill tomorrow.