Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Evan Wolfson in The New York Times: Our work continues in 2013

Yesterday, Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson published an editorial in The New York Times where he encouraged advocates of ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage to keep focusing on creating a climate for the Supreme Court to rule in our favor.

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UK Prime Minister and other conservative politicians advocate for the freedom to marry

This weekend was an important weekend in the movement to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in the United Kingdom. Prime Minister David Cameron reiterated his support for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, and 19 conservative leaders formed a new Freedom to Marry coalition.

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Supreme Court takes no further action on additional DOMA challenges

On Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that it will be hearing two cases related to the freedom to marry in 2013. The Court remained silent on four other marriage lawsuits - all challenges to DOMA - that faced potential review.

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Photos: The first weddings between same-sex couples in Seattle

Yesterday, December 9, was the first day that same-sex couples in Washington could marry and have those marriages respected by the state. Freedom to Marry supporter Victoria Shaffer was on hand to photograph the big day on Sunday, and she shared her photos with us!

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Evan Wolfson talks about the importance of the freedom to marry in Hawaii

Last week, Evan Wolfson visited Hawaii to meet with local marriage advocates about the importance of winning marriage in the state. While in Hawaii, Evan spoke to advocates about how the state could go the extra mile in 2013 by asking the legislature to move marriage forward in the state.

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BREAKING: Supreme Court will hear DOMA case and Prop 8 case in 2013

Moments ago, the Supreme Court announced in an order that it has decided to hear the Proposition 8 case and a challenge to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act - Windsor v. United States - in 2013. Now, it is more urgent than ever that we make the same strong case for the freedom to marry in the court of public opinion that our advocates are making in the courts of law.

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Nearly 800 same-sex couples have applied for marriage licenses in Washington

Yesterday, December 6, was the first day that same-sex couples in Washington state could be issued marriage licenses. Throughout the day, nearly 800 same-sex couples passed through court houses in counties across the state to request their marriage license. The first weddings between same-sex couples in the state will be held on Sunday, December 9.

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This is what DOMA discrimination looks like

Hundreds of thousands of same-sex couples and families are hurt by DOMA. These are real couples with real challenges and real stories. And until DOMA is repealed, these couples and families will continue being hurt. Read their stories, and click through for more on each family.

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Photo Retrospective: The road to the freedom to marry in Washington!

2012 was a landmark year for the freedom to marry in Washington State - and in just a few days, on December 9, after an entire year of work on winning marriage - the first same-sex couples in the state will finally be able to receive a marriage license. Relive the amazing 2012 road for the campaign to win marriage in Washington.

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Gov. O’Malley signs marriage referendum, allows MD couples to apply for marriage licenses

This morning, Governor Martin O'Malley signed the necessary documents that will allow same-sex couples in Maryland to begin applying for marriage licenses. The marriage licenses will take effect beginning January 1, 2013.

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