Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

VIDEO: Missouri Supreme Court denies benefits to widower of police officer

Yesterday, on October 31, 3013, after several years in court, the Missouri Supreme Court issued its ruling in Kelly's case. In a 5-2 decision, they declared that Kelly should not receive any of the survivor benefits.

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Happy Halloween from Freedom to Marry supporters!

This week, we asked supporters of the freedom to marry to share their favorite Halloween costumes with us. We got some great entries from our supporters - and we thank everyone for submitting!

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Hawaii Senate approves the freedom to marry; bill moves to House

Today, October 30, the Hawaii Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Hawaii. Now, the bill will be placed before the House, beginning tomorrow morning.

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VIDEO: Oregon couple takes a photo journey through their 42 years together

This week, Oregon United for Marriage released a wonderful new video featuring Ed and Warren, a same-sex couple who have lived in Oregon their entire lives and want to, finally, be able to marry.

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Hawaii Senate committee advances marriage bill to full floor vote

Yesterday, October 28, a key Hawaii committee voted to advance a bill to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Hawaii. The Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee voted 5-2 to send the bill to the full Senate, where a vote is expected this week.

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‘Moms for Freedom’ works to defeat anti-freedom amendment in Indiana

This week, Freedom Indiana, the state-wide coalition in Indiana working to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment that would permanently ban any and all protections for same-sex couples and their families, launched a new campaign, 'Moms for Freedom,' harnessing the energy of mothers across the state who oppose restricting freedom in the state.

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Google+ Hangout celebrates marriage in NJ and looks ahead to what’s next for marriage

Today, October 25, 2013, Freedom to Marry's Director of State Campaigns, Richard Carlbom, joined a panel of experts and people touched by the freedom to marry in New Jersey for a Google + Hangout moderated by Chris Geidner, Legal Editor for Buzzfeed.

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Karen Morgan, widow of CW2 Charlie Morgan, receives military spouse ID card

Yesterday, Karen Morgan, the widow of Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan of the New Hampshire National Guard, was finally able to get her military spouse ID card. The ID card will help to protect Karen Morgan, who lost her wife Charlie on February 10 of this year after a courageous battle with cancer.

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Married same-sex couples ‘record their love’ in North Carolina

This week, legally married same-sex couples across North Carolina approached their local county clerk's office to record their love - registering their marriage licenses in North Carolina as a protest to anti-marriage laws in their home state.

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Winning More States: How 6 key states moved marriage forward this week

It's been a big week for the freedom to marry as the playing field of states working to pass marriage laws and defeat anti-gay initiatives widens more broadly than ever. Here are some of this week's highlights on how we moved forward:

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