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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New York -- Joel Benenson, a leading Democratic pollster, and Dr. Jan van Lohuizen, a top Republican pollster, will release a new meta-analysis of national polling data and trends on the freedom to marry. Their analysis, based on recent polling and exit polls from the 2012 election, shows that a growing, broad, and diverse majority supports the freedom to marry, while opposition is diminishing and is increasingly isolated within narrow demographic groups.
Today President Barack Obama and the Department of Justice filed a brief in the case Hollingsworth vs. Perry, opposing Proposition 8, which stripped same-sex couples of the freedom to marry in California in 2008.
Washington, DC – Freedom to Marry praised the U.S. Conference of Mayors today for joining nearly 300 businesses, as well as individual mayors and trade associations, on an amicus brief filed in the Supreme Court case Windsor v. United States. The brief argues for an end to the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which undermines businesses’ efforts to treat their employees equally.
Washington, DC -- Current and former Republican officials announced their participation in an amicus brief in the Hollingsworth v. Perry case today, speaking out in support of the freedom to marry. The case, now before the U.S. Supreme Court, challenges California's Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment pushed through by anti-gay activists in 2008 to strip same-sex couples of the freedom to marry in California.
Today leaders of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, which highlights and builds support for the freedom to marry among young Republicans, libertarians, and right-of-center advocates across the country, applauded former governor of Utah, U.S. ambassador, and business executive Jon Huntsman for announcing that he supports marriage for same-sex couples.
State Senator Branden Petersen (R – Andover) is preparing to co-sponsor bipartisan legislation in Minnesota that would ensure that same-sex couples have the freedom to marry, reports the Star Tribune today.
Today Freedom to Marry announced the newest member of its staff: Sergio Lopez, a seasoned campaign organizer and Latino media strategist, as the director of Latino programming.
Today Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based, nonpartisan group of mayors convened just over a year ago by Freedom to Marry to make the case for ending marriage discrimination, hit 300 mayors from 32 states and the District of Columbia, nearly quadrupling in size since its launch.
Today Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced that same-sex spouses of active members of the military will begin receiving protections that were previously denied to them, including the issuance of military identification cards, access to family support initiatives, and joint duty assignments.
Legislative leaders in Indiana announced today that they will not vote this year on a proposed amendment to exclude same-sex couples from marriage, though they say they could take it up next session.