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.
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Today U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told the Washington Blade that he does not anticipate that House Republicans will take a position on the marriage cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Today Congressman Carlos Cuberlo (R-FL) and Congressman Robert Dold (R-IL) became cosponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure that the federal government respects all valid marriages across all agencies.
President Barack Obama’s budget proposal includes a change to the Social Security Act that would allow legally married same-sex couples to receive the full array of protections even if they live in one of the 14 states that doesn’t respect their marriage.
Following two recent rulings striking down Alabama's ban on marriage for gay couples and last week's sideshow drama by Chief Justice Roy Moore, Freedom to Marry began airing a TV ad across Alabama calling for respect for all families. The ad airs as many anticipate the possible start of marriages in the state beginning February 9.
This week, U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade ruled that same-sex couples in Alabama have the freedom to marry.
Today in his sixth State of the Union address, President Barack Obama extolled progress toward same-sex couples’ freedom to marry in America, calling marriage for same-sex couples "a story of freedom across our country, a civil right now legal in states that seven in ten Americans call home."
Following its decision last fall to effectively green light same-sex marriage in 11 states, the U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear six consolidated marriage cases out of Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky this term, with a ruling potentially by June.
Today U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith ruled that Michigan must respect the marriages of the approximately 300 same-sex couples who married after Judge Bernard Friedman struck down marriage discrimination last March.
Today U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier ruled that denying marriage for same-sex couples in South Dakota is unconstitutional. The ruling is stayed, meaning same-sex couples cannot yet receive marriage licenses in South Dakota.
Today the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard oral arguments in marriage cases out of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi seeking both the freedom to marry and legal respect of same-sex couples’ lawful marriages.