Rhode Islanders call on Senator Reed to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act

Since the launch of our joint campaign with Marriage Equality Rhode Island, Ocean State Action, and Courage Campaign last week, over 1,000 Rhode Islanders have called on Senator Jack Reed to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act.

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Senator Casey, we aren’t strangers

We're teaming up with Equality Pennsylvania, Courage Campaign, and David & David, a legally married couple from Central Pennsylvania, to urge Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act.

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Freedom to Marry to President Obama: Finish the job on marriage now

Today, President Obama stated in an interview with ABC News that he was “still working” on his support for marriage for gay and lesbian couples.

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Pentagon will allow chaplains to perform weddings for same-sex couples on military bases

Today, the Pentagon announced that it will allow military chaplains to perform marriages for same-sex couples who live in a state that has ended marriage discrimination.

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UPDATE: Senator Reed will decide if he will cosponsor DOMA repeal “very shortly”

One day after Freedom to Marry, Courage Campaign, Marriage Equality Rhode Island, and Ocean State Action called on Senator Jack Reed to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, his office announced that he will make his decision "very shortly"

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Senator Reed: It’s time to repeal DOMA

Freedom to Marry is joining with Marriage Equality Rhode Island, Ocean State Action, and Courage Campaign to urge Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that will overturn DOMA.

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Freedom to Marry celebrates first Republican cosponsor of DOMA repeal bill

Today, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced that she would be the first Republican member of Congress to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 1116), sponsored by Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC) cosponsors the Respect for Marriage Act

Days after his state passed an anti-gay constitutional amendment, Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC) signed on as the 123rd cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act in the House.

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President Obama opposes NC’s anti-gay amendment

In a statement released yesterday after the NC Senate passed an anti-gay constitutional amendment, President Barack Obama reiterated his opposition to laws that discriminate against gay and lesbian couples.

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Federal update: Record number of Respect for Marriage Act cosponsors

With the addition of Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Rep. Tim Walz (D-RI) as cosponsors to the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill to repeal DOMA has a record number of cosponsors in the House.

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