Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

State judge rules Missouri must respect marriages performed legally in other states

Today, October 3, Missouri Circuit Court Judge J. Dale Youngs ruled that marriages between same-sex couples legally performed in other states must be respected in Missouri.

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Serving my country and city in the face of marriage discrimination

Last spring, I did something I've always wanted to do - I joined the U.S. Army, signing up to serve as a welder and machinist in the reserves. When I was younger, I watched in awe as my brother enlisted in the military, and ever since then, I've always known that I've wanted to serve my country. I wouldn't have been able to enlist without the unending support I've received from the love of my life, my partner of six years - my wife, Erin.

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Supreme Court takes no action on marriage cases; every day of denial hurts families

The Court's order list today did not include any of the cases seeking the freedom to marry. But just because the Court took no action on the marriage cases today does not mean that the marriage cases will not be considered during the 2014-2015 session.

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New report demonstrates the unfair financial penalties same-sex couples face

While we wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to announce whether or not they will address the freedom to marry for same-sex couples this term by granting review in one or more of the 5 cases currently pending, a new report examines the devastating impact of marriage bans, as well as other discriminatory laws, on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans’ economic security.

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Poll tracks plurality of Utahns support the freedom to marry, ready for SCOTUS to rule

Today, September 29, a new statewide poll conducted by Benenson Strategy Group for Freedom to Marry found that a plurality of Utahns – 49% in favor versus 48% opposed – agree that same sex-couples should be able to share in the freedom to marry and receive a civil marriage license in Utah.

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Freedom to Marry launches national TV ad declaring “It’s time” for marriage

Beginning on Sunday, a new national television advertisement released by Freedom to Marry will begin airing on Sunday morning network news shows in Washington, D.C. The 30-second spot declares "It's time" for the freedom to marry.

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Louisiana judge rules in favor of the freedom to marry, 40th victory since June ‘13

Today, September 22, Judge Edward Rubin of the 15th Judicial District Court ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in a state legal challenge to an amendment in Louisiana that denies same-sex couples the freedom to marry.

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Q&A: ‘First Comes Love’ creator prepares for release of beautiful new book

Next week, on September 26, another step of one photographer's mission of compiling a beautiful collection of portraits of loving, committed same-sex couples will come to fruition when Barbara Proud's First Comes Love book is released.

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Congratulations to Mary Bonauto, recipient of 2014 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Award

Today, September 17, Mary Bonauto, who serves as the Civil Rights Project Director at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), was announced as one of this year's recipients of the MacArthur Award, the prestigious honor that acknowledges the country's most talented artists, scholars, thinkers, and professionals.

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Young Conservatives tour NV as part of ‘Reform the Platform’ campaign

This week, as part of the robust “Reform the Platform” campaign to remove anti-gay language from the 2016 Republican national platform, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry visited Nevada for a series of meetings with state GOP officials and other activists.

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