Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Michigan marriage lawsuit will proceed to trial

Today, a federal U.S. judge heard oral arguments in DeBoer v. Snyder, a federal lawsuit that challenges the 2004 law in Michigan that restricts marriage to different-sex couples. He announced that he will issue a written opinion and that the case will proceed to trial.

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Love Inc. magazine launches as an equal destination for all love and all weddings

Last week, Love Inc. Magazine, a new online publication devoted to equally featuring love and commitment (and the fabulous wedding celebrations that accompany that love) between different-sex couples and same-sex couples. The fully integrated digital magazine showcases weddings for straight couples and same-sex couples, grabbing inspiration from weddings across the spectrum.

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WATCH: Same-sex couples in North Carolina apply for marriage licenses

Today, the Buncombe County Register of Deeds in North Carolina, Drew Reisinger, began accepting applications from same-sex couples for marriage licenses, saying that he would formally request approval for granting the licenses from the NC Attorney General, Roy Cooper. Watch this great video from today's action.

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NC county official seeks approval for granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Today, the Buncombe County Register of Deeds in North Carolina began accepting applications from same-sex couples for marriage licenses, saying that he would formally request approval for granting the licenses from the NC Attorney General.

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Congratulations to newly engaged and newly married Freedom to Marry staffers!

It was a big weekend for marriage in the personal lives of the Freedom to Marry staff. One of our team members got engaged to her boyfriend on Friday, and one of our newest staffers tied the knot on Saturday afternoon.

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How this Tennessee woman came out, fell in love, and became a marriage advocate

Lindsey Wagoner shares her own coming out story and tracks her growth from a young girl in a sheltered Tennessee school to a confident and outspoken woman speaking out on behalf of same-sex couples and LGBT people across Tennessee.

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Freedom to Marry reflects on coming out process on National Coming Out Day

Today, on National Coming Out Day, we acknowledge and celebrate the 'coming out' process by reflecting on our own steps forward, applauding everyone who has taken that step, and supporting those who are not yet ready to take that step. Here are some of our favorite coming out stories.

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Glenn & Michael in PA: Working toward acceptance in our families and communities

On National Coming Out Day, stories like Michael's and Glenn's remind us that when LGBT people "come out," they provoke change in their friends, in their families, and in their communities.

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Judge who made marriage history officiates at his lesbian daughter’s wedding

As Levinson officiated his daughter's ceremony, he thought back to the conversation he shared with his daughter when she came out to him - and to his landmark ruling in support of the freedom to marry in Hawaii 20 years ago.

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NJ judge refuses to delay start to the freedom to marry in New Jersey

Today, Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson denied Gov. Chris Christie's request to delay the start of marriages for same-sex couples in New Jersey. Although the decision is expected to be appealed, at this point, the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in New Jersey is scheduled to begin on October 21, 2013.

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