Kate & Nicole: Feeling Lucky

As part of our new national education campaign Why Marriage Matters, we're telling the stories of gay couples to show that they want to get married for the same reasons as anyone: love, family, and commitment. Kate and Nicole say they're doubly lucky – because they found each other, and because they were able to get married in their home state of California during the brief window when it was legal.

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VIDEO: Hundreds Turn Out to Support the Freedom to Marry at Rhode Island Senate Hearings

Testimony included emotional pleas from couples as well as arguments from business leaders on how ending marriage discrimination would help the economy.

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VIDEO: Maryland House Vote on Marriage Bill Set for Tomorrow

Today could be the last chance for Marylanders to tell their representatives to support the freedom to marry. See some of the families who would benefit from ending marriage discrimination in the state.

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Donna & Chris: In It Together

Whether they're floating down a river in a dodgy motorboat in Borneo or exploring an underground city in Turkey, Donna and Chris know at least one thing for sure: they're in it together. Their interest in sharing new experiences as a couple is one of the things that keeps their relationship strong after 20 years.

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VIDEO: Happy Anniversary! It’s One Year Since the First Gay Couples Got Married in D.C.

The first same-sex couples begin to legally marry in the District of Columbia one year ago today. Since then, thousands of same-sex couples have gotten marriage licenses in D.C.

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VIDEO: Emotional Testimony at Colorado Civil Union Bill Hearing

The committee passed the bill, but bigger challenges remain.

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Personal Stories Matter for Debates, Hearings, and Votes Coming Up in Maryland and Rhode Island

Lawmakers say hearing directly from their constituents makes the most difference.

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A Matter of Life and Death

Freedom to Marry's Director of Public Engagement Thalia Zepatos recalls he lengths a man had to go to – at the worst possible time – to prove that he and his partner of many years were indeed a family.

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VIDEO: Why We Can’t Wait for the Freedom to Marry

A heartbreaking plea from two men from California, one of whom has Alzheimer's disease.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Joins Calls to Repeal DOMA

The New York Senator says, "For me it comes down to the very simple principles that every American should be able to marry the person they love."

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