Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Love is the Law in South Carolina as U.S. Supreme Court denies stay in marriage case

Today, November 20, the United States Supreme Court denied the state of South Carolina's request for a stay in Condon v. Wilson, a federal legal case in which a federal judge found that South Carolina's constitutional amendment denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples is unconstitutional.

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Same-sex couples and the ACLU file case seeking to overturn Nebraska marriage ban

On November 17, 2014, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Nebraska, and the law firm of Koenig Dunne filed a legal challenge to Nebraska's law denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples, on behalf of seven same-sex couples seeking to marry in state or have their legal marriages respected in Nebraska.

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Federal judge allows marriage case to proceed in South Dakota, denying roadblock attempt

On Friday, November 14, United States District Court Judge Karen Schreier denied the state of South Dakota's motion to dismiss a federal legal case seeking the freedom to marry, Rosenbrahn v. Daugaard.

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Legal teams from 6th Circuit cases will seek review from US Supreme Court

Less than 24 hours after the 6th Circuit's out-of-step ruling upholding marriage discrimination, legal teams for cases out of all four states announced that they would seek review of the ruling from the United States Supreme Court.

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Federal judge rules in Missouri, paving way for the freedom to marry in Show Me State

Today, November 7, U.S. District Court Judge Ortrie D. Smith ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in a federal case from Missouri, striking down the state's marriage ban and paving the way for the freedom to marry to begin in the Show Me State.

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6th Circuit Court breaks from unanimous appellate rulings, upholds discrimination

The United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit issued the first ruling in favor of upholding laws that discriminate against same-sex couples from a federal appellate court in the past several years.

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St. Louis, Missouri to begin issuing marriage licenses after victory in state court

Today, November 5, St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison ruled that denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Missouri is unconstitutional.

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VIDEO: A Florida father pays tribute to his deceased husband by fighting for marriage

This year, Jorge Goytizolo in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is mourning the death of his husband, Philip Parrish, who passed away in May after a sudden diagnosis of brain cancer. Now, Jorge is working hard to protect his twin children, Santiago Philip and Ella Starr.

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VIDEO: Two Southern mothers build their family without the protections of marriage

In a new Freedom to Marry video, Jessica and Chi from Alabama share their story of building their lives with their 7-year-old daughter. "Everyone wants to believe that if you do what you're supposed to do, your family will be taken care of. But we don't have that safeguard."

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VIDEO: Former GOP spokesperson James Richardson calls for marriage in Georgia

This speech was delivered by James Richardson, former RNC spokesperson for the Republican National Committee and Governors Barbour and Huntsman, at an October 23 Rally for Marriage in Atlanta, Georgia, organized by Georgia Equality and Freedom to Marry.

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