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.
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New York – Two same-sex couples filed a lawsuit in New Mexico today after being denied marriage licenses in the state, claiming that neither the marriage statutes nor the state constitution bars same-sex couples from marrying. The couples are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of New Mexico, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and local law firms.
Santa Fe Mayor David Coss and Councilor Patti Bushee announced yesterday that they are sponsoring a resolution recognizing that marriage for same-sex couples is legal in New Mexico and urging county clerks to begin issuing licenses to gay and lesbian couples. The resolution is based on the gender-neutral language of the state marriage law and the mandate of equality in the state constitution. It also tells couples how to file suit if they are denied marriage licenses.
New York -- A poll released by ABC News today shows record support for the freedom to marry, with 58% of American voters in favor of allowing same-sex couples to legally marry, and only 36% opposed. Moreover, 64% of Americans say the freedom to marry should be decided nationwide under the Constitution, not patchwork state by state, with only 33% opposed.
As nearly 20 new members of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry gathered in the nation’s capital for welcoming events, the Republican National Committee released a report today sketching out a future for the party that reevaluates its position on gay rights. The report is particularly timely in light of the ABC poll released today showing that Republican voters 18-49 support the freedom to marry by a margin of 52% to 43%.
Ohio Senator Rob Portman announced his support for the freedom to marry today, saying his journey began when his son came out as gay two years ago.
Washington, DC -- Ohio Senator Rob Portman announced his support for the freedom to marry today, saying his journey began when his son came out as gay two years ago. In an op-ed in the Columbus Dispatch, Portman, a Republican who supported the so-called Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, wrote, "I believe all of our sons and daughters ought to have the same opportunity to experience the joy and stability of marriage."
Today Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry announced a new campaign manager and 20 new members of its leadership committee, including three of former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman’s daughters, seasoned veterans of Republican presidential and Senate campaigns, television commentators, authors, and communications strategists.
Fifty-one percent of Republicans under age 30 support the freedom to marry, according to a meta-analysis of national polling data and trends on the freedom to marry by Dr. Jan van Lohuizen, George W. Bush's 2004 lead pollster, and Joel Benenson, President Barack Obama's lead pollster in 2008 and 2012.
New York – Freedom to Marry released a new report today summarizing a meta-analysis of national polling data and trends on the freedom to marry by Joel Benenson, a leading Democratic pollster, and Dr. Jan van Lohuizen, a top Republican pollster. Analyzing recent polling and exit polls from the 2012 election, the report shows that the well-documented majority support for the freedom to marry is broadening and diversifying while opposition continues to diminish and is isolated to a few narrow demographic groups. In a press briefing this morning, Benenson and van Lohuizen joined Evan Wolfson, Freedom to Marry’s president and founder, to discuss their findings.
Washington, DC – Freedom to Marry and Third Way released a memo today showing that state legislators who vote in favor of marriage for same-sex couples overwhelmingly win voter support when running for reelection.