Senator Leahy announces mark-up on Respect for Marriage Act

Today, Senator Leahy announced that there will be a mark-up on the Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 1116, S. 598), the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, next month.

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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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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 working with marriage advocates in Washington

Freedom to Marry staff just returned from Seattle, Washington where we met with key members of Equal Rights Washington and the Washington state legislature about potential plans to win marriage in 2012.

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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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NC legislators speak out against anti-gay amendment

The NC House passed the anti-gay constitutional amendment yesterday, but not without a fight. Fair-minded lawmakers passionately characterized the amendment for what it is: discriminatory and harmful.

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Nearly 3,000 Marylanders ask Senator Mikulski to support DOMA repeal

Today, Freedom to Marry, Courage Campaign, and Equality Maryland will deliver nearly 3,000 signatures to Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) in support of the Respect for Marriage Act.

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