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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.

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Press Releases

New Campaign Highlights Stories of Military Families Harmed by So-Called Defense of Marriage Act

5/16/2012

A week after President Obama announced his support for ending marriage discrimination against same-sex couples, Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) announced Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry, a new national campaign that will highlight the stories of military families harmed by the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Freedom to Marry Releases Video of Audra McDonald Hailing President Obama’s Support for Marriage

5/14/2012

Today Freedom to Marry released a video starring Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald, recently nominated for a 5th Tony for her role in Porgy and Bess, hailing the President’s announcement of support for the freedom to marry.

Evan Wolfson to Receive Barnard Medal of Distinction Alongside President Obama

5/14/2012

Today, President Barack Obama will deliver the Commencement Address at Barnard College’s graduation ceremony and receive the Barnard Medal of Distinction, the school’s highest honor, also being presented to Freedom to Marry’s Founder and President Evan Wolfson.

Bipartisan Chairs of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry Applaud President Obama’s Marriage Support

5/9/2012

The five chairs of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, including Independent Michael Bloomberg of New York City, Republican Jerry Sanders of San Diego and Democrats Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, Thomas Menino of Boston, Annise Parker of Houston, released the following statement today, regarding President Obama’s announcement supporting the freedom to marry.

National Campaign Hails President Obama’s Historic Support for the Freedom to Marry

5/9/2012

Below is a statement from Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, hailing President Obama’s statement of support for the freedom to marry.

NC Anti-Gay Amendment Passes, Denying All Protections for Same-Sex Couples

5/8/2012

Today anti-gay forces succeeded in adding a discriminatory amendment to the North Carolina constitution barring same-sex couples from marrying, preventing the enactment of civil union or domestic partnership, and precluding other legal recognition for any “domestic union” other than a married heterosexual couple.

Evan Wolfson to Receive Barnard Medal of Distinction Alongside President Obama

5/8/2012

On Monday, May 14, 2012, President Barack Obama will deliver the Commencement Address at Barnard College’s graduation ceremony and receive the Barnard Medal of Distinction, the school’s highest honor, also being presented to Freedom to Marry’s Founder and President Evan Wolfson.

Caroline Kennedy Joins Call for Freedom to Marry Plank in National Democratic Platform

5/7/2012

Today Caroline Kennedy joined Freedom to Marry’s Democrats: Say I Do campaign calling for a freedom to marry plank in this year’s national Democratic Party Platform.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Supports Same-Sex Couples’ Freedom to Marry

5/7/2012

Just one day after Vice President Biden spoke in favor of the freedom to marry on Sunday's "Meet the Press," Arne Duncan, the U.S. Secretary of Education, became the third cabinet official in the Obama administration to publicly announce his support for the freedom to marry.

Vice President Biden Supports Same-Sex Couples’ Freedom to Marry

5/6/2012

Today Vice President Joe Biden became the highest ranking U.S. official to openly endorse the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

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