Postedon Jun 28, 2012 at 01:00 pm
Freedom to Marry's federal program continues making progress on overturning the Defense of Marriage Act through the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act. We have seen immense support for the bill, with 151 House co-sponsors, 32 Senate co-sponsors, and 74 organizations signing on as Respect for Marriage Coalition members.
Postedon Jun 28, 2012 at 09:00 am
This afternoon, U.S. Representative Adam Smith, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would explicitly clarify the definition of "spouse" to include same-sex couples.
Postedon Jun 07, 2012 at 10:50 am
Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Jones ruled in 'Windsor v. United States' that DOMA's Section 3, which defines marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.
Postedon May 29, 2012 at 09:40 am
Last week, Freedom to Marry and the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network launched a petition asking Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which forces the U.S. military to treat gay and lesbian service members and their families differently than it treats all other married service members. Have you signed yet?
Postedon May 23, 2012 at 09:00 am
As Memorial Day approaches, Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network are working to ignite a grassroots petition that calls on Congress to end marriage discrimination against gay and lesbian service members, veterans and their families. The petition asks Congress to repeal the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act and support the Respect for Marriage Act.
Postedon May 16, 2012 at 10:30 am
This week, two new members of the U.S. House of Representatives and one new senator signed on as cosponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act.
Postedon May 16, 2012 at 09:00 am
Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network have teamed up this week to launch a new, national persuasion campaign - Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry. The campaign will illustrate how the Defense of Marriage Act negatively impacts military families.
Postedon Apr 23, 2012 at 09:53 am
The newest cosponsors to the Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 1116) are two leaders within the Congressional Black Caucus.
Postedon Mar 15, 2012 at 08:49 am
It's been one year since the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), was introduced in Congress and 365 days later, support for ending federal marriage discrimination is at an all-time high. Just this week Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Hansen Clarke (D-MI) and Steve Cohen (D-TN) became the latest members of Congress to sign on as cosponsors of the bill.