Postedon Jun 26, 2014 at 11:00 am
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Windsor v. United States, which struck down the core of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act and found marriage discrimination unconstitutional.
Postedon Jun 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm
To illustrate the reality of these untenable marriage laws, we spoke with two couples who have led similar lives and yet, because of the state border between Illinois and Indiana are treated dramatically differently when it comes to accessing simple respect for their relationship.
Postedon Jun 20, 2014 at 10:00 am
Today, the Obama administration announced that it will take additional steps to provide increased federal respect for same-sex couples’ legal marriages - However, social security protections for married couples will remain unavailable in nearly all states that do not respect marriage for same-sex couples.
Postedon Jun 19, 2014 at 04:00 pm
On this 10th anniversary of the freedom to marry in America, let’s take a moment to savor and remember how far we’ve come - and with full victory within reach, let’s re-engage to finish the job and fulfill our goal of winning marriage nationwide!
Postedon Jun 12, 2014 at 11:30 am
Today is the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia, a landmark ruling that declared bans on interracial marriage in the United States unconstitutional.
Postedon Jan 23, 2014 at 11:00 am
In light of the recent victories for marriage in federal court cases, Freedom to Marry has issued a new memo detailing The Pathway Forward, explaining how critical marriage litigation plays into the overall push to win marriage nationwide.
Postedon Sep 04, 2013 at 03:15 pm
Today, the Obama Administration directed the executive branch to no longer enforce federal laws that prevented legally married same-sex couples from accessing veteran's benefits. The spouses of gay and lesbian military veterans will soon be eligible for many protections that straight spouses have.
Postedon Sep 04, 2013 at 09:30 am
On Saturday, August 31, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history by presiding at a wedding for a same-sex couple. She is the first Supreme Court Justice ever to do so.
Postedon Aug 29, 2013 at 01:15 pm
The Treasury Department and the IRS announced today that all legally married same-sex couples - regardless of where they live - will be fully respected by all federal tax programs, including income tax, gift and estate taxes, deductions, exemptions, retirement accounts, and child tax credit.