Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Federal judge denies request to stay UT marriage ruling; the freedom to marry continues

Today, December 23, 2013, Judge Robert J. Shelby in Utah denied a request from the state of Utah to stay a ruling from Friday that struck down laws prohibiting the freedom to marry for same-sex couples as unconstitutional.

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Federal judge orders Ohio to respect all marriages on death certificates

On Monday, December 23, federal judge Timothy Black issued a ruling declaring that the state of Ohio must respect marriages between same-sex couples on death certificates issued by the state.

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Federal judge strikes down Utah’s marriage ban, ruling effective immediately

Today, a federal judge in Utah struck down the state's ban on same-sex couples from marrying, declaring that the law violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection and due process. Same-sex couples in Utah are already applying for marriage licenses.

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BIG WIN: New Mexico Supreme Court affirms the freedom to marry state-wide

Today, the New Mexico Supreme Court issued a landmark decision affirming what a majority of New Mexicans already know: That everyone in the state should have the freedom to marry the person they love.

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VIDEO: Canadian man proposes to partner with elaborate “Love Today” flash mob

A new video featuring an elaborate, romantic engagement proposal is making the rounds across the Internet. The new video features Patrick Stiles asking his partner Mike Kennedy to marry him.

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Outspoken marriage supporter Michelle Bachelet elected president of Chile

The new president-elect in Chile, Michelle Bachelet, has been an important supportive voice for LGBT people and the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Latin America.

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The 11 most viral marriage moments of 2013

We've celebrated some incredible wins for the marriage movement again and again this year. Here, we reflect on the stories and faces who helped carry those messages: the most "viral" marriage moments and photos of 2013.

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New campaign continues conversation about why marriage matters in Pennsylvania

Today, Freedom to Marry and the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania joined together to launch Why Marriage Matters Pennsylvania, a grassroots public education that will help build support for the freedom to marry in PA.

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10 Alaska couples declare that “Love is Love” in gorgeous photo project

Meet the faces of "Love is Love," a beautiful celebration of love, an affirmation of people who have committed their lives to each other, a reminder that the nationwide discussion over the freedom to marry involves real people, a loud and strong and compelling and simple declaration: love is love.

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England and Wales announce date same-sex couples can begin marrying

Today, the British government announced the date that same-sex couples will be able to marry in England and Wales. Earlier this year, the United Kingdom passed a freedom to marry bill, which applies to both countries.

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