About Freedom to Marry
Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide.
Pursuing our Roadmap to Victory national strategy, we create the climate for a Supreme Court victory by working to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination. We partner with individuals and organizations across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and the protections, responsibilities, and commitment that marriage brings.
Building on the momentum from our state victories and the Supreme Court wins, Freedom to Marry has set ambitious but attainable targets, aiming by 2016 to secure:
- A majority of Americans living in a freedom to marry state.
- Public support at greater than 60%.
- An end to federal marriage discrimination through full repeal of DOMA and equal treatment of all marriages for all federal programs and purposes, throughout the country.
We will thereby maximize our chances of winning when the next freedom to marry case reaches the US Supreme Court – in a matter of years, not decades.
You can read Freedom to Marry’s Roadmap to Victory: Finishing the Job here.
Freedom to Marry was launched in 2003 by Evan Wolfson, the civil rights attorney generally considered the architect of the national marriage equality movement. From a prophetic vision once shared by only a few, the marriage movement has rapidly gained traction with the American public. In the past decade, we secured the freedom to marry in 16 states and the District of Columbia, built a majority of robust and diverse majority of Americans who support marriage for same-sex couples, and created the climate to allow the United States Supreme Court to strike down the central part of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act in June 2013.
This is the website of Freedom to Marry, Inc. and Freedom to Marry Action, Inc. To learn more about the distinction between these two organizations, click here.