Countdown to Freedom to Marry Week 2010

Events Planned Across the Country to Celebrate Victories and
Continue the Fight

For Immediate Release:
February 2
, 2010
, New York, NY

(New York, February 2, 2010)— With the 13th annual Freedom to Marry Week, February 8-14th, just 6 days away, the number of events scheduled across the country continues to grow.

“Every year, right around President Lincoln's birthday and Valentine's Day, symbolizing equality and love, supporters of the freedom to marry take action and promote conversations about why marriage matters to American families, gay and non-gay alike," said Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry and author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality and Gay People's Right to Marry. "This year, Freedom to Marry's partner organizations across the country - from Rhode Island to Washington state - are organizing Freedom to Marry Week rallies, house parties, film screenings, and lobby days. At Freedom to Marry, we will unveil an updated website and new social-media tools to serve the marriage movement and help build a majority for marriage nationwide."

Freedom to Marry Week events across the country will include:

The True Stories Project: Screenings of Inlaws and Outlaws across Washington, February 5-14, 2010
Freedom to Marry Pennsylvania
: March and Rally at the Statehouse
in Harrisburg on February 8, 2010
Equality Maryland
: Lobby Day
in Annapolis on February 9, 2010
One Iowa
: Lobby Day at the Capitol
in Des Moines on February 10, 2010
Marriage Equality Rhode Island
: Rally for Marriage Equality
in Providence on February 10, 2010
Outfront Minnesota:
Freedom to Marry Rally
in Saint Paul on February 11, 2010
Equality March Texas and Queer Liberaction
: Freedom to Marry Rally
in Dallas on February 12, 2010
Lambda Legal
: 9th Annual Freedom to Marry Reception
in Chicago on February 18, 2010

For more event listings and to learn more about Freedom to Marry Week, visit: http://www.freedomtomarry.org/get_involved/freedom_to_marry_week_2010.php

PRESS CONTACT:
Sean Eldridge
Director of Communications, Freedom to Marry

sean@freedomtomarry.org

Freedom to Marry is the gay and non-gay partnership working to win marriage equality nationwide. Launched in 2003, Freedom to Marry is headed by Evan Wolfson, nationally recognized as a central "architect of the marriage equality movement." Freedom to Marry guides and focuses this social justice movement on a nationwide level, serving as a strategy and support center for national, state, and local partners, a catalyst that drives and shapes the national debate on marriage equality, and an alliance-builder fostering support from non-gay allies.