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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

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.

Campaign Launches to Move Marriage Forward in Arizona


Today, in an effort to remove discrimination from Arizona’s Constitution and win the freedom to marry for all couples in the state, Equality Arizona, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, the Human Rights Campaign and Freedom to Marry launched a campaign called Why Marriage Matters Arizona.

Mayors for the Freedom to Marry Adds 5 New Co-Chairs, Sets 50-State Goal


Today Freedom to Marry announced the addition of mayors from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and San Antonio as new co-chairs of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry and set a goal of reaching 500 mayors representing all 50 states. The program, launched in January 2012 with 80 mayors, now has more than 350 mayors representing 35 states and the District of Columbia.

Freedom to Marry Public Education Campaign Launches in OH


Why Marriage Matters Ohio, a marriage equality education campaign supporting the right for any loving, committed Ohio couple to marry, launched today. The launch announcement was held in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus simultaneously.

Obama Directs Federal Government to Extend Equal Protections to Veterans’ Same-Sex Spouses


Today, the Department of Justice stated that it would no longer enforce a section of the U.S. Code that bars gay and lesbian veterans from receiving protections for their same-sex spouses, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

U.S. to Respect Gay Couples’ Marriages for Tax Purposes


Washington -- The Treasury Department announced today that married same-sex couples will be treated as married for all federal tax purposes – regardless of where they live – in light of the Supreme Court ruling against the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act.

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