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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The Supreme Court of the United States is scheduled to rule this month on Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case that challenges the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which stripped the freedom to marry from same-sex couples in California in 2008; and United States v. Windsor, which challenges the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevents legally married same-sex couples from receiving more than 1,100 federal protections automatically granted to opposite-sex couples.
Today Familia es Familia, the national partnership to grow support for the freedom to marry and LGBT equality and inclusion within the Latino community, released a new online public education advertisement featuring civil rights leader Dolores Huerta speaking out on the importance of marriage for same-sex couples.
Washington, DC – With a Supreme Court decision expected this month in two marriage cases, Freedom to Marry and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) held a panel this morning on the harms of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act on older same-sex couples. The panel, held at the National Press Club, was moderated by political strategist and CNN commentator Hilary Rosen.
Washington, DC – With a Supreme Court decision expected this month in two marriage cases, Freedom to Marry and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) will present a panel on the harms of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act on older same-sex couples. The panel, on June 10 at the National Press Club, will include leaders, experts, and LGBT seniors telling their stories of harm. The event will be moderated by communications and political strategist Hilary Rosen.
With decisions expected this month in the two marriage cases before the Supreme Court, Freedom to Marry and the Devotion Project released an online video featuring Bill Campbell and John Hilton, a New York couple together 54 years.
With a Supreme Court decision expected this month in two marriage cases, Freedom to Marry and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) will present a panel on the harms of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act on older same-sex couples.
Springfield, Ill. – Today the Illinois House of Representatives failed to vote on the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which would have affirmed the freedom to marry for all same-sex couples in the state. The bill passed the state Senate in February, and Governor Pat Quinn a strong supporter, had vowed to sign it into law.
Today the Nevada Assembly passed a resolution to repeal the state’s constitutional ban excluding same-sex couples from marriage, and replace it with a measure guaranteeing the freedom to marry, with a strong bipartisan vote of 27 to 14. That vote, following the State Senate’s approval of the measure in April, puts the Legislature on track to approve it in the next legislative session and send it to voters in 2016.
New York – Today Freedom to Marry and OutServe-SLDN released the latest video in their “Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry” series, featuring Karen Morgan, the widow of Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan of the New Hampshire National Guard. The video can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/ggP4b1BN1t8. Morgan will also be featured in a Respect for Marriage Coalition press call tomorrow of military officials, service members and advocacy group leaders on the financial inequality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA); call details are below.
New York – A dinner and dancing event at the NoMad Thursday night raised $250,000 for Freedom to Marry’s on-the-ground work to win marriage nationwide. The sold-out event, underwritten by business magnate Ron Burkle, was hosted by Sydell Group CEO Andrew Zobler and Manny Urquiza, who got engaged during the rooftop cocktail party portion of the night. Honorary co-chairs were Arcus Foundation President Jon Stryker and Slobodan Randjelovic, and event co-chairs were Freedom to Marry board members Benjamin Dixon and Otho Kerr.