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, Governor Chris Christie vetoed a freedom to marry bill that would make New Jersey the eighth state in the nation to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, setting the stage for work to line up the votes needed to override the veto and make the bill law.
Today the New Jersey Assembly passed A. 1, the freedom to marry bill that could make New Jersey the eighth state in the nation to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raul M. Grijalva and Rep. Keith Ellison, in collaboration with Progressive Congress, have joined Freedom to Marry’s Democrats: Say I Do campaign to affirm the freedom to marry in the Democratic Party and include a plank in the Party Platform.
Just two days after Freedom to Marry announced its Democrats: Say I Do campaign calling on the national Democratic Party to include a plank supporting gay and lesbian couples’ freedom to marry in the party’s 2012 platform, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi endorsed Freedom to Marry's proposed plank in an exclusive to Metro Weekly's Chris Geidner.
Today, Freedom to Marry announced the Democrats: Say I Do campaign, calling on the national Democratic Party to include a plank supporting gay and lesbian couples’ freedom to marry in the party’s 2012 platform.
Today, the Washington House of Representatives joined the state Senate in passing a freedom to marry bill that, if signed by the governor, would make Washington the seventh state to end the restriction on marriage for gay and lesbian couples and, counting the District of Columbia, the fifth to do so through legislative action.
Today, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that found that Proposition 8, the state constitutional amendment that stripped the freedom to marry away from gay and lesbian couples in California, violates the U.S. Constitution.
Today, Mayors Michael Bloomberg of New York City, Annise Parker of Houston, Jerry Sanders of San Diego, and Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, who are all Chairs of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, the bipartisan group of more than 130 mayors from across the nation who have pledged their support for ending marriage discrimination against gay and lesbian couples, released the following statement.
A robust coalition made up of civil rights, labor, progressive, faith, student, health, legal, women’s, and LGBT organizations today announced support of the Respect for Marriage Act – the bill to repeal the discriminatory so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that withholds federal protections and respect for legally married gay and lesbian couples.
Today, Maine supporters of the freedom to marry will deliver more than 100,000 signatures to the Secretary of State putting forward a ballot measure that, if passed by voters in November, would end same-sex couples’ exclusion from marriage.