250 U.S. mayors support the freedom to marry

Six months ago, Freedom to Marry launched Mayors for the Freedom to Marry to encourage mayors to speak out on why marriage matters to same-sex couples. Now, over 250 mayors across the country have signed onto the campaign, representing a huge success for our federal program.

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Freedom to Marry’s federal team continues progress on Respect for Marriage Act

Freedom to Marry's federal program continues making progress on overturning the Defense of Marriage Act through the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act. We have seen immense support for the bill, with 151 House co-sponsors, 32 Senate co-sponsors, and 74 organizations signing on as Respect for Marriage Coalition members.

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Booed soldier and husband highlight why marriage matters for military couples

As part of our "Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry" campaign, today we're releasing a video featuring Army Major Stephen Hill and his husband, Joshua Snyder. Earlier this year, Hill was booed during a Republican presidential debate for asking a question about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

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Four new state Democratic Party platforms endorse the freedom to marry

In the past week, the state Democratic Party organizations in Pennsylvania, Montana, Texas and Wisconsin have modified their official platforms to include a plank calling for the freedom to marry.

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President Obama celebrates Pride month

President Barack Obama kicked off Pride Month with a number of new campaign videos and a website devoted to LGBT Americans.

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Religious groups applaud 1st Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision on DOMA

Yesterday, a number of religious groups across the country applauded the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals' declaration that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit declares DOMA unconstitutional

This morning, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit declared the so-called Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

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Federal judge finds Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional

Last night, a federal judge in Oakland, California ruled that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal recognition of legal marriages between same-sex couples, is unconstitutional.

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell supports the freedom to marry

In an appearance on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, former Secretary of State Colin Powell says he believes that committed gay and lesbian couples should have the freedom to marry.

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New poll indicates record support for the freedom to marry

A new poll from ABC and The Washington Post captures historic support for the freedom to marry in the United States.

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