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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] - 315.207.3983

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Press Releases

Amy Mello Joins Freedom to Marry as Field Director


Gearing up for the next stage of victories in 2014 and beyond, Freedom to Marry today announced that longtime marriage organizer and field strategist Amy Mello has joined its full-time staff as Field Director. In her role, she is a key part of Freedom to Marry’s team to win more states, helping build campaigns in states where there’s the opportunity to prevail between now and 2016.

Historic Freedom to Marry Bill Passes Hawaii Legislature; Governor Will Sign Into Law


Today the Hawaii Legislature approved a freedom to marry bill, putting Hawaii on track to become the 15th state where same-sex couples can marry.

HI House Passes Marriage Bill; Sends to Senate for Final Approval


Today the Hawaii House of Representatives passed a freedom to marry bill, affirming an overwhelming win in the Senate at the end of October. The bill must now return to the Senate for final passage.

For the Holidays, Freedom to Marry Lights Up Times Square with Message of Love


Celebrating a year of big wins and marking the need to finish the job, Freedom to Marry today announced a new video billboard titled “Love for Everyone” featuring three diverse same-sex families and a message of love and commitment.

Illinois Passes Freedom to Marry Bill; Governor Will Sign It Into Law


Today the Illinois House of Representatives voted to approve the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, affirming the freedom to marry for all same-sex couples in the state. The bill passed the state Senate in February and now goes to Governor Pat Quinn, who has expressed strong support for marriage and will sign it into law.

Gov. Chris Christie Drops Appeal of Marriage Ruling; the Freedom to Marry is Law of the Land in NJ


Following last night's marriages of same-sex couples in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie announced this morning that he would no longer appeal the lower court ruling guaranteeing the freedom to marry.

NJ Court Denies Stay on Marriage Ruling; Same-Sex Couples to Marry Starting Monday


Today the New Jersey Supreme Court rejected an appeal to delay marriages for same-sex couples in the state, paving the way for the first marriages to begin on Monday, October 21.

Freedom to Marry Announces Partnership with Novel/Film “Fifth Beatle”


Today Freedom to Marry announced a partnership with The Fifth Beatle, a graphic novel examining the life of legendary Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

NJ Judge Rules in Favor of the Freedom to Marry


Today, the New Jersey Superior Court ruled that New Jersey's civil union law violates that state's constitution and that same-sex couples are guaranteed the freedom to marry.

Harmful Bill to Deny Protections to Same-Sex Couples Introduced in House


Today members of the House of Representatives introduced the so-called “Marriage and Religious Freedom Act,” which would permit individuals and institutions that receive federal funds to deny protections to legally married same-sex couples based on their religious beliefs.

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