Blog Entries by Adam Polaski

Finishing the Job: how marriage is moving forward nationwide

Now, as momentum surges across the country, it is more important for supporters to do all they can to speak out for the freedom to marry nationwide. Here's what's going on in the 4 other states set up for the freedom to marry soon, plus the 15 where same-sex couples continue to be denied the freedom to marry.

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PHOTOS: Same-sex couples in Wyoming get married in the Equality State!

Today, October 21, is the first day of the freedom to marry in Wyoming! Check out photos from the big day here.

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Wyoming judge strikes down laws denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples

Today, October 17, U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in Wyoming in a federal legal case that challenged the state’s anti-marriage constitutional amendment.

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Milestone: More freedom-to-marry states now than when SCOTUS ruled in ‘Loving v. Virginia’

We will soon have won more freedom-to-marry states for same-sex couples (35) than we had won for interracial couples prior to the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling in Loving v. Virginia (34).

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PHOTOS: The freedom to marry arrives in some South Carolina counties

Today, same-sex couples rejoiced in South Carolina as some county officials began taking action and issuing marriage licenses. In other counties, advocates at South Carolina Equality and the Campaign for Southern Equality pushed for the implementation of the 4th Circuit ruling in SC.

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LIVE BLOG: The freedom to marry comes to 5 more states, paves way in 6 more

As news comes in today from any of the 11 states impacted by today's amazing movement, Freedom to Marry will maintain this live blog, embedding tweets and reporting on the latest news.

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State judge rules Missouri must respect marriages performed legally in other states

Today, October 3, Missouri Circuit Court Judge J. Dale Youngs ruled that marriages between same-sex couples legally performed in other states must be respected in Missouri.

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Serving my country and city in the face of marriage discrimination

Last spring, I did something I've always wanted to do - I joined the U.S. Army, signing up to serve as a welder and machinist in the reserves. When I was younger, I watched in awe as my brother enlisted in the military, and ever since then, I've always known that I've wanted to serve my country. I wouldn't have been able to enlist without the unending support I've received from the love of my life, my partner of six years - my wife, Erin.

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Supreme Court takes no action on marriage cases; every day of denial hurts families

The Court's order list today did not include any of the cases seeking the freedom to marry. But just because the Court took no action on the marriage cases today does not mean that the marriage cases will not be considered during the 2014-2015 session.

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New report demonstrates the unfair financial penalties same-sex couples face

While we wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to announce whether or not they will address the freedom to marry for same-sex couples this term by granting review in one or more of the 5 cases currently pending, a new report examines the devastating impact of marriage bans, as well as other discriminatory laws, on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans’ economic security.

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