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Press Releases

Evan Wolfson Calls Anti-Gay Forum Appalling; “Bad Politic”

11/16/2011

In response to the announcement that the so-called National Organization for Marriage will sponsor a forum with Republican presidential candidates this weekend in Des Moines, Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, issued the following statement.

Groups Launch Campaign Urging Senators Lieberman & Collins to Co-Sponsor Respect for Marriage Act

11/16/2011

Today, seven state and national organizations announced a joint campaign urging Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) to sign on as co-sponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Senate Committee Votes to Repeal Discriminatory “Defense of Marriage Act”

11/10/2011

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to repeal the 1996 so-called Defense of Marriage Act, advancing the Respect for Marriage Act (S. 598) in the U.S. Senate.

Anti-Family Defense of Marriage Act Harms Children

11/9/2011

The Human Rights Campaign and Freedom to Marry today released an issue brief documenting how the discriminatory federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) harms the children of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parents.

Freedom to Marry Applauds Victory in Iowa Special Election

11/8/2011

Today, Democrat Liz Mathis defeated Republican Cindy Golding in a key political election to represent Iowa's 18th District, ensuring continued Democratic control of the state Senate. Freedom to Marry's founder and President, Evan Wolfson, issued the following statement in response.

Senate Begins Mark Up on Respect for Marriage Act

11/3/2011

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin debate on the Respect for Marriage Act (S. 598), the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

Groups Deliver Over 2,000 Signatures Urging Sen. Casey to Co-Sponsor Respect for Marriage Act

11/2/2011

Today, Freedom to Marry, Courage Campaign, and Equality Pennsylvania will present Senator Robert Casey with a petition signed by 2,400 Pennsylvania residents urging him to join his fellow Democrats in signing onto the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Freedom to Marry Partners with Play “Standing on Ceremony”

10/18/2011

Freedom to Marry has announced a new partnership with the production "Standing on Ceremony," which features a collection of plays in support of marriage for gay and lesbian couples and will donate a portion of all ticket sales to Freedom to Marry.

Groups Deliver Hundreds of Signatures Urging Sen. Reed to Co-Sponsor Respect for Marriage Act

10/17/2011

Today, Freedom to Marry, Courage Campaign, Marriage Equality Rhode Island and Ocean State Action will present Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island with a petition signed by hundreds of Rhode Island residents urging him to join his colleagues in signing onto the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Senator Leahy Announces Mark-Up on Respect for Marriage Act

10/14/2011

Today, Senator Leahy announced that there would be a mark-up on the Respect for Marriage Act (S. 598), the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, next month.

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