Blog Entries by Adam Polaski
Postedon Feb 27, 2013 at 11:30 am
When Juka Mendes moved to the US on a student visa, he never expected to fall in love. But he did, and got married to Air Force member Jonathan Malumay. Now, Juka can no longer afford his education, and in April his visa expires. As a service member, Jonathan is eligible for an education grant that he should be able to transfer to his husband, but because DOMA does not respect his marriage, he cannot do so.
Postedon Feb 26, 2013 at 01:30 pm
Today, lawyers for Edith Windsor filed a brief to the Supreme Court urging the repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal respect for legal marriages between same-sex couples.
Postedon Feb 26, 2013 at 11:30 am
This week, over 75 key Republican figures and politicians signed onto a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The brief will be filed in the Hollingsworth v. Perry case, which argues that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.
Postedon Feb 25, 2013 at 04:15 pm
On Friday, the Obama administration filed a brief in Windsor v. United States, a legal case that will be heard before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 27, 2013. In the brief, President Obama and his administration ask the Court to overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Postedon Feb 22, 2013 at 01:30 pm
Today, the Respect for Marriage Coalition launched its second national television advertisement, this piece featuring Republican Military Veteran Craig Stowell and his wife speaking out in favor of the freedom to marry.
Postedon Feb 22, 2013 at 11:30 am
"A lot of people think that after 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' was repealed, that was it - that everything was fixed," U.S. Marine Corps Captain Phelps explains in a new video. "But the reality of it is that the lives of the individual gay or lesbian service member was fixed. But repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' didn't change anything for our families."
Postedon Feb 21, 2013 at 03:15 pm
Today, Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah, U.S. ambassador, business executive, and prominent conservative politician, published an editorial in The American Conservative calling marriage for same-sex couples a "conservative cause."
Postedon Feb 21, 2013 at 02:45 pm
Today, the attorneys for the American Foundation for Equal Rights, AFER, filed a brief in their Hollingsworth v. Perry case asking the United States Supreme Court to overturn Proposition 8 and restore the freedom to marry in California.
Postedon Feb 21, 2013 at 12:45 pm
This morning, CNBC financial expert Suze Orman moderated a panel discussion called "The Cost of Marriage Inequality." The discussion centered on the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal respect for legal marriages between same-sex couples, and states where same-sex couples do not have the freedom to marry.
Postedon Feb 20, 2013 at 06:30 pm
Contemporary black voices are making history every day by raising their voices proudly in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. This month, during Black History Month, we take time to examine how these important voices are shaping the conversation and making history with their support