Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

AFER attorneys file briefs asking Supreme Court to overturn Proposition 8

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.

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Suze Orman moderates panel on the financial costs of marriage discrimination

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.

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Black History Month: Black voices speak out in support of same-sex couples

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

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6 Academy Award nominees speak out for the freedom to marry

Many of this year's Oscar nominees have been longtime, ardent supporters of the LGBT community and of the freedom to marry. Here are six great quotes from Oscar-nominated artists who support gay and lesbian people and the freedom to marry!

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Polls, endorsements and new supporters: Updates from campaigns in DE, IL, MN & RI

The legislative campaigns to win marriage for same-sex couples surged on this week in Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, and Rhode Island with exciting new updates emerging from each state, including new endorsements, new polls,

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National advertising campaign demonstrates bipartisan support for the freedom to marry

Today, the Respect for Marriage Coalition launched an unprecedented national advertising campaign featuring prominent bipartisan leaders speaking out in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The national television, print, and online advertising campaign sends the message that it's #Time4Marriage.

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New poll shows that 59 percent of Americans oppose DOMA

A new poll demonstrates that a large majority of Americans are opposed to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the law that prohibits federal respect for lawful marriages between same-sex couples.

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Victory in Illinois: IL Senate approves the freedom to marry

Today, the Illinois Senate voted in favor of a bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state. By a vote of 34-21, IL Senators stood on the Right Side of History and took this historic step toward making Illinois the tenth state to embrace the freedom to marry for all couples.

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300 Mayors speak out for the freedom to marry

Today, Mayors for the Freedom to Marry welcomed its 300th member. 300 mayors from 32 states and the District of Columbia have signed the pledge to support marriage for same-sex couples, meaning the coalition has nearly quadrupled in size since launching last year.

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Supporters in IL, MN and OR look to move marriage forward on Valentine’s Day

It's big Valentine's Day for the freedom to marry - marriage supporters in Illinois, Minnesota, and Oregon have big movements planned today to take steps toward winning the freedom to marry for all couples across the country.

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