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:
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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Minnesota Republicans have rescinded the formal admonishment of Sen.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.
Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay on the Utah ruling that ensured the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The stay will temporarily prevent marriages for same-sex couples pending consideration of the ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Today a federal district judge ruled that Ohio officials must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who married out of state, for the purposes of being listed as married on death certificates.
Today a federal judge in Utah 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 the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that excluding same-sex couples from the freedom to marry is unconstitutional under state law.