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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.

For press inquires and further information, contact:

Angela Dallara, Media Relations Manager - angela [at] freedomtomarry.org - 315.207.3983

Freedom to Marry
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New York, NY 10011
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Press Releases

Freedom to Marry Makes a Final $100K Infusion to MN Campaign

11/1/2012

New York – With just days left until Minnesotans vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would permanently limit the freedom to marry in the state, Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, has announced a final $100,000 match for Minnesotans United for All Families, the coalition working to defeat the discriminatory measure.

Freedom to Marry, Human Rights Campaign Praise President Obama’s Support for State Marriage Efforts

10/25/2012

Washington, DC – Today President Obama called on Americans to support the freedom to marry when they vote on ballot measures in Maine, Maryland and Washington. The president has previously spoken out against a Minnesota proposal to exclude gays and lesbians from marriage in the state constitution. Washington residents are already voting by mail, while voters in the other three states will vote at the polls on Nov. 6.

Freedom to Marry Invests $100K for Compelling Radio Spots in Maryland

10/25/2012

Freedom to Marry today announced a $100,000 investment into the freedom to marry campaign in Maryland to support the airing of two radio spots, one featuring President Barack Obama and the other, NAACP Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond.

A Year After Filing Marriage Case, Lead Plaintiffs Call for Freedom to Marry

10/23/2012

Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) today released a new online video featuring Major Shannon McLaughlin of the Massachusetts National Guard and her wife, Casey, who one year ago became lead plaintiffs, represented by SLDN, in a landmark federal court case on behalf of married gay and lesbian service members and veterans.

2nd Circuit Court Strikes Down DOMA; 10th Ruling in a Row Finding It Unconstitutional

10/18/2012

New York – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit struck down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act today, saying the law violated the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection.

New Study: Knights of Columbus Spent $15.8 Million to Deny the Freedom to Marry

10/18/2012

This morning, Equally Blessed, a coalition of Catholic organizations working toward equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, released a report showing that the Knights of Columbus has spent more than $15.8 million fighting against marriage for committed same-sex couples since 2005. That funding includes $1.9 million to the so-called National Organization for Marriage, which uses divisive tactics and deceptive messages to intimidate lawmakers and frighten voters, including a strategy to “drive a wedge between gays and blacks.”

Freedom to Marry’s National Engagement Party Raises $500,000 for Ballot Battles

10/15/2012

New York –The National Engagement Party, Freedom to Marry’s nationwide series of house parties and special events, has raised $500,000 for states voting on marriage in November. This influx of cash brings the total that Freedom to Marry will have invested into the four ballot states to $4.5 million in 2011-2012. In addition to direct support, Freedom to Marry has helped raise an additional $2.4 million for public education and groundwork persuasion in the four states, for a total of $6.9 million. Freedom to Marry is the largest out-of-state funder of three of the four state campaigns this year.

Swelling NYC Event for National Engagement Party Event Moves to Raise More Funds for Ballot Fights

10/9/2012

Study Shows 60% of Latinos Support Same-Sex Couples’ Freedom to Marry

10/3/2012

In a study released today by NBC Latino, 60% of Latinos said they support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

WA Campaign Airs First Statewide Ad Urging Voters to Approve Referendum 74

9/12/2012

Washington United for Marriage, the broad coalition working to defend Washington State’s freedom to marry law, began its statewide television ad campaign today, urging residents to vote “Approve” on Referendum 74.

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