Senator Levin cosponsors the Respect for Marriage Act

Today, Senator Carl Levin announced that he will become the 31st Senate sponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that will overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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Rhode Islanders ask Senator Reed to cosponsor DOMA repeal

Today, Freedom to Marry along with Courage Campaign, Marriage Equality Rhode Island, and Ocean State Action, will deliver hundreds of signatures to Senator Reed's office in support of the Respect for Marriage Act.

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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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FEDERAL UPDATE: 3 new cosponsors of DOMA repeal

In the past week, Rep Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Rep Bobby Rush (D-IL), and Rep Rick Larsen (D-WA) signed on as cosponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act, bringing the total number of cosponsors to a record-breaking 128 in the House.

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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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Pentagon will allow chaplains to perform weddings for same-sex couples on military bases

Today, the Pentagon announced that it will allow military chaplains to perform marriages for same-sex couples who live in a state that has ended marriage discrimination.

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UPDATE: Senator Reed will decide if he will cosponsor DOMA repeal “very shortly”

One day after Freedom to Marry, Courage Campaign, Marriage Equality Rhode Island, and Ocean State Action called on Senator Jack Reed to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, his office announced that he will make his decision "very shortly"

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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 celebrates first Republican cosponsor of DOMA repeal bill

Today, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced that she would be the first Republican member of Congress to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 1116), sponsored by Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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