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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marylanders voted in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples today, affirming the freedom to marry legislation passed earlier this year and challenged in a ballot-measure. Today’s vote to affirm the law means that Maryland will begin issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples on Jan. 1, 2013.
Maine today became the first state to approve the freedom to marry for same-sex couples through a majority vote on a ballot measure.
Freedom to Marry applauded the reelection of President Obama, the first sitting president to support the freedom to marry, who campaigned on that position and saw it motivate supporters and galvanize voters in a tight race.
New York – With just days left until Minnesotans vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would permanently limit the freedom to marry in the state, Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, has announced a final $100,000 match for Minnesotans United for All Families, the coalition working to defeat the discriminatory measure.
Washington, DC – Today President Obama called on Americans to support the freedom to marry when they vote on ballot measures in Maine, Maryland and Washington. The president has previously spoken out against a Minnesota proposal to exclude gays and lesbians from marriage in the state constitution. Washington residents are already voting by mail, while voters in the other three states will vote at the polls on Nov. 6.