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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Three years after the unanimous Iowa Supreme Court decision affirming the freedom to marry, three former justices ousted in a retention election following the ruling will receive the prestigious 2012 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Monday, May 7.
Today 11 State Democratic Party chairs from across the country joined in support of a freedom to marry plank in the party’s national platform. The chairs include John Burton (CA), Joan Wagnon (KS), John Walsh (MA), Ken Martin (MN), John Wisniewski (NJ), Jay Jacobs (NY), Meredith Wood Smith (OR), Boyd Richie (TX), Jake Perkinson (VT), Dwight Pelz (WA), and Mike Tate (WI).
Today New York Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs joined ten state Party chairs from across the country in support of a freedom to marry plank in the party’s national platform. The additional chairs include John Burton (CA), Joan Wagnon (KS), John Walsh (MA), Ken Martin (MN), John Wisniewski (NJ), Meredith Wood Smith (OR), Boyd Richie (TX), Jake Perkinson (VT), Dwight Pelz (WA), and Mike Tate (WI).
Today more than half a dozen Democratic Congressional leaders signed onto Freedom to Marry’s Democrats: Say I Do campaign calling for a freedom to marry plank in the 2012 national platform of the Democratic Party.
A new community resource released today offers allies of LGBT equality conversational approaches to build support for the freedom to marry.
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).
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.
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.”
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.
Campaign Seeks to Secure Freedom to Marry at November Ballot