Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

U.S. District Court Judge finds DOMA unconstitutional in ‘Windsor v. United States’

Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Jones ruled in 'Windsor v. United States' that DOMA's Section 3, which defines marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.

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John Corvino to debate Maggie Gallagher in live-streamed event

Tonight, philosopher and prominent gay advocate John Corvino will debate Maggie Gallagher of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage. The moderated discussion lines up with the new release of their point/counterpoint-style book, 'Debating Same-Sex Marriage.'

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Anti-gay groups in Washington submit signatures to put marriage law on 2012 ballot

Today, anti-gay activists in Washington state submitted enough signatures to place the freedom to marry on the November 2012 ballot. The law will appear on the November ballot in the form of Referendum 74, which asks Washington residents to decide whether or not to uphold the freedom to marry in the state.

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National CNN poll shows record support for the freedom to marry

This morning, CNN and ORC International released the results from a new national survey on the freedom to marry. The survey once again indicated that a majority of Americans - 54 percent - support marriage for same-sex couples.

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Five new mayors sign on to Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

This week, five new mayors from Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia signed onto our Mayors for the Freedom to Marry initiative.

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Polling continues to demonstrate impact of President Obama’s support for marriage

Nearly a month after President Barack Obama voiced his support for the freedom to marry, polls across the country continue to demonstrate the positive impact that his statement has had on public opinions on marriage.

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Federal Appeals Court chooses not to rehear CA Proposition 8 case

This afternoon, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied a petition for an en banc rehearing of the Proposition 8 case - the 2008 ballot initiative in California that resulted in a constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying in the state

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Corporations and businesses stand for the freedom to marry

In the past year, a record number of U.S. businesses and corporations - have thrown their support behind campaigns pushing for marriage for same-sex couples. The business sector clearly finds it important for public relations and logistical operations to work on behalf of same-sex couples.

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Major announcement on California’s Proposition 8 expected today

Later today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal will announce a filing in Perry v. Brown, the case that revolves around Proposition 8, which struck down the freedom to marry in California in 2008.

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Freedom to Marry goes to Netroots Nation

This week, Freedom to Marry's New Media team will be attending Netroots Nation, an annual conference where progressive voices exchange ideas, organizing tactics, and goals for the future.

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