Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit declares DOMA unconstitutional

This morning, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit declared the so-called Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

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Latino support of the freedom to marry continues to soar

It is important to continually highlight the soaring support for the freedom to marry among Latinos in the United States. In recent years, the Latino community's support for marriage has climbed higher and higher.

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25 Illinois couples file lawsuit for the freedom to marry

This morning, Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union will announce twin lawsuits on behalf of 25 same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry in Illinois.

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New poll shows dramatic shift in Maryland’s support for the freedom to marry

In the wake of President Barack Obama's announcement that he supports the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, public opinion is shifting dramatically, including in Maryland, according to a recent poll.

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Have you signed our petition to protect all military families?

Last week, Freedom to Marry and the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network launched a petition asking Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which forces the U.S. military to treat gay and lesbian service members and their families differently than it treats all other married service members. Have you signed yet?

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Poll shows majority of black Americans support the freedom to marry

A new poll from The Washington Post and ABC demonstrates that a majority of black Americans now support the freedom to marry, with 59 percent of black respondents saying they agree with the President.

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Federal judge finds Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional

Last night, a federal judge in Oakland, California ruled that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal recognition of legal marriages between same-sex couples, is unconstitutional.

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John Corvino discusses ‘real children’ in new book

In his new book, philosopher and prominent gay advocate John Corvino discusses how passing the freedom to marry for same-sex couples would have a positive impact on the lives of children.

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New poll indicates record support for the freedom to marry

A new poll from ABC and The Washington Post captures historic support for the freedom to marry in the United States.

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Celebrate Memorial Day with our petition to support all military families

As Memorial Day approaches, Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network are working to ignite a grassroots petition that calls on Congress to end marriage discrimination against gay and lesbian service members, veterans and their families. The petition asks Congress to repeal the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act and support the Respect for Marriage Act.

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