Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Marriage cases will be considered at first SCOTUS conference on 9/29

Today, September 10, 7 different petitions seeking certiorari in marriage cases from 5 states were distributed for the September 29 conference at the United States Supreme Court.

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Freedom to Marry staffers share their own marriage stories from this year

This month, one of our staffers in New York got married, and another team member in Oklahoma got engaged. Here's a look at 5 Freedom to Marry team members celebrating their own personal marriage moments this year:

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Wisconsin and Indiana urge Supreme Court to hear marriage cases

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.

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LISTEN: 9th Circuit hears oral arguments on marriage in Nevada & Idaho

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.

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States, businesses, families agree in new briefs: SCOTUS should rule on marriage

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.

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7th Circuit affirms freedom to marry in 4th federal appellate victory this summer

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.

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Judge upholds discrimination in Louisiana, underscoring urgency of SCOTUS action

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.

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State of Coahuila becomes first in Mexico to pass marriage in the legislature

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.

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Plaintiff couples agree: It’s time for SCOTUS to consider marriage case

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.

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Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeals asks FL Supreme Court to rule on marriage

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.

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