Artist Spotlight: “We Are Young” rockers fun. fight for the freedom to marry

At the end of the month, nearly a dozen musical acts, including fun., will join together in New York City for the Freedom to Love Now! concert. In addition to fun., the concert event will feature superstar performers like Rufus Wainwright, They Might Be Giants, and The National. All of the proceeds from the October 30 event will benefit Freedom to Marry.

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Two Republican Senators who voted for marriage in New York win primary battles

In the New York State primaries this month, two Republican Senators who voted to approve the freedom to marry last year won their primary battles. Our opponents said they would defeat all of the Republicans who stood up for committed same-sex couples, but their failure shows that supporting the freedom to marry is not a political risk.

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Musician dedicates wedding song to NY couple Chris and Carl for Freedom to Marry

As a wedding gift to her friends Chris and Carl, Lindsay Katt wrote and recorded "My Home," a song about the love they've shared for ten years. She produced a slideshow with the song and screened it during the wedding, and now the song is available on iTunes and other music distribution sites. All of the funds raised from "My Home" will be donated to Freedom to Marry. Read our Q&A with Lindsay!

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WATCH: How we won the freedom to marry in New York

In a new video, our founder and President Evan Wolfson, as well as our Senior Advisor Sean Eldridge and Third Way's Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, talk about how we won in New York, what we've learned from the campaign, and how we can apply those strategies to win more states and continue growing the majority for marriage across the country.

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New fathers George and Farid marry in New York after 11 years together

After working hard on the campaign to pass the freedom to marry in New York last summer, when they contributed their story to Freedom to Marry's video series on why marriage matters to New Yorkers, George and Farid were excited and relieved to finally marry and have their relationship formally respected by the state.

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Richard and John: Finally married after 62 years

Remember Richard Door and John Mace? They met at the Juliard School of Music in 1948 and have been a couple since 1950, making Manhattan their home. Last year, they joined Freedom to Marry in making the case to the New York State Senate to pass the marriage bill. And now after 62 years, Richard and John have finally married in New York!

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New York City councilman Jimmy Van Bramer marries partner of 13 years

This weekend, wedding bells rang for Jimmy Van Bramer and Dan Hendrick, Queens residents who have been together for 13 years. Van Bramer, who has lived in Queens his entire life, has served on the New York City Council since 2009. The couple married on Saturday night in Long Island City.

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Michael Bloomberg and Christine Quinn file amicus brief in Windsor’s DOMA case

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn have filed a brief on Wednesday asking the Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. They filed the brief as friends of the court, asking justices to take on 'Windsor v. United States,' a DOMA-related

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We’re hosting a photo shoot, and you’re invited!

At Freedom to Marry, we strive to educate and inform people about loving same-sex couples and their families. To continue putting a human face to the mission, we are excited to announce that we will be holding several photo shoots around New York City to photograph couples and families. With these photos, we aim to show the love and commitment of same-sex couples.

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Anniversary of 1st NY marriages bittersweet for binational couple Gemma and Jessica

Jessica and Gemma's happiness has been interrupted by the Defense of Marriage Act, which prevents legally married same-sex couples from obtaining permanent U.S. residency for a spouse from another country. Because Gemma is from the United Kingdom, the harms of DOMA immediately hit the couple hard. "Every day we were together felt like it was interrupted by a ticking time bomb. Every day, there was that fear of losing each other. It took a huge emotional toll on us and made everything ten times harder," Jessica said.

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