Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Marriage supporters and out stars to be honored at tonight’s Emmy Awards

Tonight, August 25, the best and brightest in the television industry will come together for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, the annual awards ceremony honoring the year's best acting, writing, and production in television. This year's nomination roster is full of supporters of the freedom to marry and a number of openly LGBT stars.

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Meet the plaintiffs fighting for marriage at the 7th Circuit this week

This week, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit will hear oral arguments in marriage cases from two different states. Check out profiles of many of the plaintiff couples from the various cases here.

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Mayor of Knoxville, TN supports marriage, fueling momentum in Tennessee

Today, Knoxville mayor Madeline Rogero joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based, nonpartisan coalition of nearly 500 mayors who are speaking up for why marriage matters for same-sex couples in their communities.

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Evan Wolfson receives highest honor from National LGBT Bar Association

This morning, August 22, at its annual Lavender Law conference, the National LGBT Bar Association presented Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson with its highest honor: the Dan Bradley Award.

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With Nashville mayor’s support, mayors in every Southern state are speaking up for marriage

Today, Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville, Tennessee became the first mayor in Tennessee to join Mayors for the Freedom to Marry. With his support, the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry program now includes mayors from all 14 Southern states.

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Federal judge in Florida strikes down marriage ban, following 4 state court wins

Today, August 21, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in Florida, the first federal judge to strike down Florida's ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

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U.S. Supreme Court puts 4th Circuit ruling on hold

Today, August 20, the United States Supreme Court granted a request for a stay in this summer's marriage ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that ordered the freedom to marry in Virginia and paved the way for the freedom to marry in North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia.

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New ruling in Indiana strikes down marriage ban, fuels momentum in 7th Circuit

On August 19, 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Young issued a new ruling on the freedom to marry, striking down marriage discrimination in Indiana as unconstitutional.

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Cincinnati Mayor Cranley urges 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to rule for marriage

Today, one week after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit heard oral arguments in 6 landmark marriage cases, the Mayor of Cincinnati is voicing his support for the freedom to marry, urging the Court to affirm lower court rulings holding that banning same-sex couples from marriage is unconstitutional.

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4th Circuit Court of Appeals denies request to delay marriage ruling

Today, August 13, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit denied a motion from defendant Michele McQuigg to grant a stay in the mandate of their marriage ruling from late last month.

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