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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Today in his sixth State of the Union address, President Barack Obama extolled progress toward same-sex couples’ freedom to marry in America, calling marriage for same-sex couples "a story of freedom across our country, a civil right now legal in states that seven in ten Americans call home."
Following its decision last fall to effectively green light same-sex marriage in 11 states, the U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear six consolidated marriage cases out of Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky this term, with a ruling potentially by June.
Today U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith ruled that Michigan must respect the marriages of the approximately 300 same-sex couples who married after Judge Bernard Friedman struck down marriage discrimination last March.
Today U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier ruled that denying marriage for same-sex couples in South Dakota is unconstitutional. The ruling is stayed, meaning same-sex couples cannot yet receive marriage licenses in South Dakota.
Today the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard oral arguments in marriage cases out of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi seeking both the freedom to marry and legal respect of same-sex couples’ lawful marriages.
Today U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) became a cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Today Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure that the federal government respects all valid marriages across all agencies.
At midnight tonight, a federal district court ruling in favor of the freedom to marry takes effect in Florida, allowing committed same-sex couples to marry throughout the state.
Freedom to Marry began airing a statewide television ad this week in Texas featuring Fort Worth police officers who speak out in support of their gay colleague’s freedom to marry.
Today the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to extend a stay on marriages for same-sex couples in Florida. The stay expires at the end of the day on January 5, meaning that same-sex couples should be free to receive marriage licenses after that.