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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Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC) cosponsors the Respect for Marriage Act

Days after his state passed an anti-gay constitutional amendment, Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC) signed on as the 123rd cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act in the House.

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President Obama opposes NC’s anti-gay amendment

In a statement released yesterday after the NC Senate passed an anti-gay constitutional amendment, President Barack Obama reiterated his opposition to laws that discriminate against gay and lesbian couples.

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Federal update: Record number of Respect for Marriage Act cosponsors

With the addition of Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Rep. Tim Walz (D-RI) as cosponsors to the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill to repeal DOMA has a record number of cosponsors in the House.

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Freedom to Marry supporters thank Senator Mikulski

After Senator Barbara Mikulski announced that she would cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, Freedom to Marry supporters in Maryland were quick to send messages thanking the Senator for her support.

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Senator Mikulski will cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act

Today, US Senator Barbara Mikulski announced that she would cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Mikulski's announcement to cosponsor the bill comes days after Freedom to Marry, Courage Campaign, and Equality Maryland delivered nearly 3,000 constituent signatures to the Senator's office asking for her support.

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Anthony & Bradford discuss their struggle to stay together under DOMA

Anthony and Bradford, a legally married binational couple from San Francisco, talk with MSNBC's Thomas Roberts about their struggle to stay together due to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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Nearly 3,000 Marylanders ask Senator Mikulski to support DOMA repeal

Today, Freedom to Marry, Courage Campaign, and Equality Maryland will deliver nearly 3,000 signatures to Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) in support of the Respect for Marriage Act.

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