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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On Wednesday, July 20, Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, will testify before the first-ever congressional hearing on repealing the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, urging Congress to end the "gay exception" and eliminate "second-class marriages".
Joins White House in Calling on Congress to Repeal 'DOMA'
Today, the House of Representatives passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill with amendments that reaffirmed the discriminatory “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA).
Statement from Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, on President Obama’s remarks at a press conference regarding the roles of the states and federal government on marriage.
On the heels of a marriage victory in New York, marriage advocates including Freedom to Marry and the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) sent a letter late yesterday evening to Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee calling on him to veto the civil union bill currently under consideration if it comes to his desk in its present form. The bill contains a provision that would allow religious organizations and their employees to disregard couples’ civil union status, creating unprecedented, onerous and discriminatory hurdles for same-sex couples seeking to take care of one another.
With New York State now the sixth – and largest – state to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a policy position declaring that excluding same-sex couples from marriage is “discriminatory” and reaffirming existing AMA policy to support relationship recognition of gay and lesbian couples as a means of addressing health disparities faced by those couples and their families.
In a resounding win for the freedom to marry movement, the New York legislature today sent a marriage bill to Governor Cuomo’s desk that, when signed, will more than double the number of Americans living in a state with the freedom to marry for all committed, loving couples.
Today, Freedom to Marry released a video produced in partnership with In The Life Media telling the story of Cristina Alcota and Monica Ojeda, who, though legally married, face possible deportation or separation because the so-called Defense of Marriage Act denies married same-sex couples immigration protections.