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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.

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Press Releases

Congressman Hanna Becomes 2nd Republican to Cosponsor Respect for Marriage Act


New York – Congressman Richard Hanna (R-NY) announced his support today for the Respect for Marriage Act (HR 1116), the bill to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and end federal marriage discrimination against same-sex couples. He is the 159th cosponsor of the bill, and the second Republican cosponsor.

Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry Applaud Gingrich’s Stance on Marriage


Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich shifted his position on marriage for same-sex couples this week, urging Republicans to heed public opinion and move toward acceptance of the freedom to marry.

Garden State Equality, Freedom to Marry, HRC Applaud NJ Sen. Sweeney’s Stand Against Marriage Ballot


Garden State Equality, Freedom to Marry and the Human Rights Campaign strongly reiterate their opposition to the idea of a referendum in New Jersey on marriage and applaud Senate President Steve Sweeney, one of the nation’s most steadfast champions of equality, for his statement yesterday that he will not post a referendum bill to committee.

Supreme Court Will Hear CA Prop. 8 and DOMA Discrimination Cases in 2013


Washington, DC – Today the Supreme Court announced that it would take up the the case against California's Proposition 8, Hollingsworth v. Perry, and one of several cases against the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, Windsor v. United States.

Jordan Roth and Richie Jackson Announce $100,000 Match for Freedom to Marry


Celebrating a wave of freedom to marry wins in 2011-2012 and their own joyous marriage earlier this year, award-winning Broadway producer, theater owner and Freedom to Marry Board Member Jordan Roth and his husband, Richie Jackson, executive producer of Nurse Jackie, announced a $100,000 matching grant today to build support for Freedom to Marry’s 2013 work through an end-of-year fundraising campaign.

Meghan McCain Joins Leadership of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry


Today, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry announced that Meghan McCain, an MSNBC contributor, columnist for the Daily Beast, and daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain, is joining its Leadership Committee.

OutServe-SLDN, Freedom to Marry Mark Veterans Day with Video Spotlighting Harms of DOMA on Veterans


Freedom to Marry and OutServe-SLDN today released a new online video depicting two service members - side by side, each scarred by war - treated differently by the military because one of them is gay. The video illustrates the harms of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on service members, veterans and their families.

History Made in Washington as Voters Uphold Freedom to Marry Law


Today a majority of Washington voters approved Referendum 74, upholding the freedom to marry law passed by the Legislature with bipartisan support and signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire earlier this year.

History-Making Night for Freedom to Marry in Ballot Fights, Obama Reelection, and State House Wins


New York – The freedom to marry won resounding victories in last night’s election, including first-ever wins at the ballot as voters supported marriage for same-sex couples in Maine and Maryland. Minnesotans made history with the first vote against a constitutional amendment that would have excluded same-sex couples from marriage. In Washington, where ballots are still being counted, signs are strongly pointing to another imminent victory for the freedom to marry.

Amendment to Ban Freedom to Marry Is Defeated in Minnesota Vote


Today Minnesotans voted down a constitutional amendment that would have denied same-sex couples the freedom to marry, marking the first victory against a discriminatory marriage amendment and showing how the tide is turning across America in favor of the freedom to marry.

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