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, Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Representative Charles Gonzalez (D-TX), all co-chairs of President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, have joined a growing number of elected officials and more than 28,000 voters who have endorsed a freedom to marry plank in the Democratic Party’s 2012 national platform.
In a letter today to the Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his support for a freedom to marry plank in the 2012 platform. Schneiderman becomes the first state Attorney General to support this effort, and will work with counterparts across the country to support the freedom to marry plank.
A Quinnipiac University poll released today and taken immediately after Gov. Chris Christie's veto of freedom to marry legislation shows that a supermajority of New Jersey voters – 57 percent – support the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples.
Today Freedom to Marry announced that in under six weeks its Mayors for the Freedom to Marry campaign has more than doubled, from 80 to 175 participating mayors. In addition, Freedom to Marry released a video of 13 mayors talking about why they’ve joined the campaign to talk about why marriage matters, and announced a partnership with Change.org that will assist constituents in urging their own mayor to sign on and speak out.
Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced she is joining Freedom to Marry in urging the Democratic Party to include a freedom to marry plank in the 2012 Party Platform. Freedom to Marry drafted and introduced the plank as part of its Democrats: Say I Do campaign, launched February 13.
Today Maine’s Secretary of State, Charlie Summers, confirmed that marriage advocates have collected enough signatures to allow a ballot measure this November that, if passed, would extend the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples.
Today, Emily Tisch Sussman, Executive Director of the Young Democrats of America, joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and more than 13,000 voters around the nation in endorsing language proposed by Freedom to Marry as part of itsDemocrats: Say I Do campaign calling for inclusion of a freedom to marry plank in the 2012 Party Platform.
Today, Governor Chris Christie vetoed a freedom to marry bill that would make New Jersey the eighth state in the nation to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, setting the stage for work to line up the votes needed to override the veto and make the bill law.
Today the New Jersey Assembly passed A. 1, the freedom to marry bill that could make New Jersey the eighth state in the nation to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raul M. Grijalva and Rep. Keith Ellison, in collaboration with Progressive Congress, have joined Freedom to Marry’s Democrats: Say I Do campaign to affirm the freedom to marry in the Democratic Party and include a plank in the Party Platform.