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 the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay on the Utah ruling that ensured the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The stay will temporarily prevent marriages for same-sex couples pending consideration of the ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Today a federal district judge ruled that Ohio officials must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who married out of state, for the purposes of being listed as married on death certificates.
Today a federal judge in Utah struck down the state’s marriage ban, saying that the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection.
Today the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that excluding same-sex couples from the freedom to marry is unconstitutional under state law.
Gearing up for the next stage of victories in 2014 and beyond, Freedom to Marry today announced that longtime marriage organizer and field strategist Amy Mello has joined its full-time staff as Field Director. In her role, she is a key part of Freedom to Marry’s team to win more states, helping build campaigns in states where there’s the opportunity to prevail between now and 2016.
Today the Hawaii Legislature approved a freedom to marry bill, putting Hawaii on track to become the 15th state where same-sex couples can marry.
Today the Hawaii House of Representatives passed a freedom to marry bill, affirming an overwhelming win in the Senate at the end of October. The bill must now return to the Senate for final passage.
Celebrating a year of big wins and marking the need to finish the job, Freedom to Marry today announced a new video billboard titled “Love for Everyone” featuring three diverse same-sex families and a message of love and commitment.
Today the Illinois House of Representatives voted to approve the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, affirming the freedom to marry for all same-sex couples in the state. The bill passed the state Senate in February and now goes to Governor Pat Quinn, who has expressed strong support for marriage and will sign it into law.
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.