Update: State organizations using marriage momentum for ballot campaigns

Four states facing 2012 ballot campaigns concerning the freedom to marry are gearing up for November, using the momentum from last week's historical announcement from President Obama to galvanize supporters.

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Senator Jack Reed will cosponsor DOMA repeal

Hours after President Barack Obama announced his support for the freedom to marry, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) pledged to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act.

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YDA’s Executive Director endorses marriage plank in 2012 platform

Emily Tisch Sussman, Executive Director of the Young Democrats of America (YDA), joined Freedom to Marry in calling on the Democratic Party to include a freedom to marry plank in its 2012 Party Platform

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New Jersey Legislature scheduled to vote on marriage next week

Votes on the marriage bill are scheduled for next week in the New Jersey Assembly and Senate

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Washington State Legislature passes the freedom to marry

Today, the Washington House joined the State Senate in passing historic legislation that extends marriage to gay and lesbian couples.

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Senator Reed: 104 days ≠ “very shortly”

104 days ago, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) said he would decide "very shortly" whether or not he would cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would overturn DOMA. But 104 days later, he's still deciding. What's the hold up, Senator Reed?

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Legislative leaders announce introduction of a marriage bill in NJ

One day before the new legislature is sworn in, legislative leaders and marriage advocates in New Jersey announced that a marriage bill will be at the top of the legislative agenda in 2012.

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Governor Gregoire will introduce marriage legislation in Washington

Days before the start of the state's legislative session, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire announced that she will introduce legislation to extend marriage to gay and lesbian couples.

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Senators Lieberman and Collins: It’s time to repeal DOMA

Freedom to Marry is joining with six state and national organizations to call on Senator Lieberman (I-CT) and Senator Collins (R-ME) to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act.

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Marriage campaign launches in Washington state

Freedom to Marry is proud to support Washington United for Marriage, the coalition announced this week to secure marriage for gay and lesbian couples in Washington State.

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