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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

New Community Resource Offers Allies Tools for Building Support of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

4/12/2012

A new community resource released today offers allies of LGBT equality conversational approaches to build support for the freedom to marry.

Freedom to Marry, Human Rights Campaign Ask Catholic Bishops to End Support of Anti-Gay NOM

4/10/2012

Today, Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, sent a letter to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, calling on the Catholic Church hierarchy and affiliated groups such as the Knights of Columbus to end their financial support and collaboration with the shell-group known as the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).

Former DNC Chairs Dean, Fowler, Grossman and Wilhelm Call for Marriage Plank in 2012 Dem Platform

4/4/2012

Today former DNC Chairs Howard Dean, Donald Fowler, Steve Grossman and David Wilhelm joined Freedom to Marry’s Democrats: Say I Do campaign to secure a freedom to marry plank in the 2012 Democratic Party platform.

Mayors for the Freedom to Marry Leaders Outraged by NOM’s Divide and Conquer Campaign

3/29/2012

Today, key African-American and Latino members of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry expressed outrage with the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) campaign to drive a wedge between people of color and gay communities. In an internal memo, NOM detailed the strategic goal of its “Not a Civil Right Project”--“to drive a wedge between gays and blacks.” It also highlights a strategy to establish opposition to the freedom to marry as “a key badge of Latino identity—a symbol of resistance to inappropriate assimilation.”

Freedom to Marry Calls on GOP Candidates to Renounce NOM Pledge

3/29/2012

Following the release of internal strategy memos of the so-called National Organization for Marriage (NOM), which call for the use of race as a means of impeding the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, Freedom to Marry joined AMERICAblog's call on GOP candidates, all of whom took a NOM pledge to push for a Federal Marriage Amendment, nominate anti-marriage judges to the Supreme Court and appoint an anti-marriage Attorney General, among other anti-freedom to marry actions to renounce their pledge.

Maine Launches “Mainers United for Marriage”

3/27/2012

Campaign Seeks to Secure Freedom to Marry at November Ballot

Divisive National Organization for Marriage Strategy Exposed in Secret Memos Using Race As Wedge

3/27/2012

"Strategic Goal of this Project is to Drive a Wedge Between Gays and Blacks"

Freedom to Marry Announces Win More States Fund

3/22/2012

Today Freedom to Marry announced the Win More States Fund to raise at least $3 million dollars, every penny of which will be spent directly on the work of winning in five 2012 marriage battleground states: Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Washington.

New Hampshire Marriage Repeal Efforts Defeated

3/21/2012

Today, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down legislation that would have repealed the state’s two-year-old freedom to marry law along with a key vote to defeat the Bates Amendment, which would have forced a non-binding referendum on marriage onto the November ballot and replaced marriage with civil unions.

Former President Jimmy Carter Supports the Freedom to Marry

3/20/2012

In his newest book, NIV Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter, former President Jimmy Carter discusses his evolution in favor of gay people’s freedom to marry and affirmed in an interview with the Huffington Post that he supports the freedom to marry, stating “I personally think it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies.” Carter served as the 39th president of the United States, founded the Carter Center, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and is also a Sunday School teacher.

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