The freedom to marry abroad: Updates from France, United Kingdom, and Australia

As the freedom to marry continues racking up wins this year in the United States, the rest of the world is continuing its journey toward ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. Here are some exciting recent developments out of three countries - the United Kingdom, Australia, and France

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Uruguay looks to become second Latin American country with the freedom to marry

This week, ABC News reported that the congress in Uruguay may soon consider a law that would end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. Same-sex couples in Uruguay can already share in civil union, and a marriage law approved by the congress would be the next step for the country in fully embracing the freedom to marry.

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Poland expected to legislate civil partnerships for same-sex couples

Poland takes a big step toward respecting the love and commitment of same-sex couples by taking steps toward legislation to recognize same-sex couples in civil partnerships.The legislation would extend to same-sex couples some - but far from all - of the protections that marriage provides.

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Anglican bishop urges Church of England to support the freedom to marry

This week, Anglican Bishop Alan Wilson, who has served as the Bishop of Buckingham in the Diocese of Oxford for the Church of England since 2003, recorded a video as part of Out 4 Marriage, a British campaign that encourages prominent individuals to express their support for the freedom to marry.

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French Prime Minister says government will introduce marriage bill in October

Jean-Marc Ayrault, the Prime Minister of France, announced this weekend that his government will introduce a bill to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in France, to the Parliament this fall.

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South Australia’s premier will work to legislate the freedom to marry

A week after the premier of Tasmania, Lara Giddings, said that she would push for the freedom to marry in her state, another Australian leader - South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill - has announced his support for ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.

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International support for the freedom to marry grows in France and Ireland

In France and Ireland, support for the freedom to marry is at an all-time high - and recent declarations and movements from two of the countries' leaders bode well for the passage of marriage for same-sex couples.

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Watch: new marriage video from Australia

Watch the amazing new marriage video from Australia's GetUp!.

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Freedom to Marry’s Sean Eldridge in Maryland: ‘The time to pass this legislation is now’

Remarks by Sean Eldridge, Political Director of Freedom to Marry, at today's press conference Maryland.

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Freedom to Marry Calls on Maryland Legislature to Pass Religious Freedom & Civil Marriage Act

With the Religious Freedom & Civil Marriage Protection Act introduced today in the Maryland State Legislature, Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, calls for its swift approval.

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