Freedom to Marry is the leading campaign working to win marriage nationwide. We work with a diverse range of partner organizations and supporters from across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from the responsibilities, protections, and commitment of marriage. To learn more about Freedom to Marry, visit About Us.
Reporters looking for a factual breakdown of marriage and relationship recognition laws for same-sex couples in the U.S. can visit our "Where State Laws Stand" webpage.
For press inquires and further information, contact:
Angela Dallara, Media Relations Manager - angela [at] freedomtomarry.org - 315.207.3983Freedom to Marry
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New York, NY 10011
Today a federal judge ruled that Kentucky must respect marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states.
Today a federal court in San Antonio held the first-ever hearing on marriage for same-sex couples in Texas.
Today the Department of Justice issued a memo extending new federal protections to legally married same-sex couples, including in the states that still discriminate against their marriages.
Today Scotland gave final approval to a bill that allows same-sex couples to marry.
Today in his fifth annual State of the Union presidential address, President Obama highlighted his commitment to expanding same-sex couples' freedom to marry by remarking, "Across the country, we're partnering with mayors, governors, and state legislatures on issues from homelessness to marriage equality."
Today the Indiana House of Representatives amended a proposed constitutional amendment to ban the freedom to marry, removing some of the harmful language that would have banned all forms of relationship recognition for same-sex couples in the state, while leaving intact a proposed ban on couples seeking to marry.
Minnesota Republicans have rescinded the formal admonishment of Sen. Branden Petersen that had been approved last year after his vote to legalize marriage for same-sex couples in the state of Minnesota.
Today Freedom to Marry and Anzalone Liszt Grove Research released a first-of-its-kind poll showing that a majority of registered voters who live in states without the freedom to marry nevertheless support marriage for same-sex couples, with only 41% still opposed.
Today a federal judge in Oklahoma struck down the state’s marriage ban, saying that the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection.
Today Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the federal government would respect the legal marriages of same-sex couples in Utah, estimated to be over 1,000.