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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Following Mainers United for Marriage’s official launch of the “Yes on 1” campaign on Monday and the release of a new statewide ad today, Freedom to Marry announced a pledge to match donations to the Maine ballot campaign through the end of the month of up to $200,000, which would bring Freedom to Marry’s investment in Maine to $1 million this year.
Today Freedom to Marry launched the National Engagement Party, a program of house-parties nationwide to raise awareness and funds for battles to win marriage ballot-measures in key states this November. The National Engagement Party will take place in cities across the country on Saturday, October 13.
With ballot measures on marriage in four states this November, Freedom to Marry, the Human Rights Campaign, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund have teamed up to form United for Marriage, a national effort to recruit volunteers for the state campaigns.
A group of musicians including Rufus Wainwright, the National, fun., and They Might Be Giants will perform at a benefit concert on Oct. 30 supporting the work of Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide.
Freedom to Marry applauded the Democratic Party’s endorsement of same-sex couples’ freedom to marry in the official 2012 National Party Platform, which delegates unanimously adopted today. The campaign to win marriage nationwide also praised President Obama for his moral leadership in speaking out in support of the freedom to marry this spring, helping set the stage for the party's strong commitment today.
Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry co-hosted a brunch with Log Cabin Republicans today at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. Conservative commentator and political strategist Margaret Hoover spoke at the event, and notable attendees included former Congressman Jim Kolbe, Maryland State Senator Allan Kittleman, and Andrew Langer, president of the Institute for Liberty, who also spoke at the event.
With the Republican National Convention in full swing, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry and Log Cabin Republicans will be running a full-page color ad in Wednesday’s Tampa Tribune calling on the GOP to support the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples.
In an ad set to air in the Tampa area during the Republican National Convention next week, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders speaks out about his support for the freedom to marry and encourages others in his party to do the same.
The Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry have released the following statement in response to the language on marriage approved by the platform committee of the Republican National Convention today.
Freedom to Marry strongly criticized the Republican National Convention's draft platform language attacking the courts, the President, and the support for the freedom to marry now embraced by a majority of Americans, as reported earlier this evening.