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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.

For press inquires and further information, contact:

Angela Dallara, Media Relations Manager - angela [at] - 315.207.3983

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Press Releases

Federal Judge Orders Michigan to Respect Legal Marriages of 300 Same-Sex Couples


Today U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith ruled that Michigan must respect the marriages of the approximately 300 same-sex couples who married after Judge Bernard Friedman struck down marriage discrimination last March.

Federal Judge Strikes Down South Dakota Marriage Ban


Today U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier ruled that denying marriage for same-sex couples in South Dakota is unconstitutional. The ruling is stayed, meaning same-sex couples cannot yet receive marriage licenses in South Dakota.

Oral Arguments Conclude in Marriage Cases at 5th Circuit


Today the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard oral arguments in marriage cases out of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi seeking both the freedom to marry and legal respect of same-sex couples’ lawful marriages.

Senator Nelson Becomes Cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act


Today U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) became a cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Respect for Marriage Act Reintroduced in Congress to Repeal DOMA


Today Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure that the federal government respects all valid marriages across all agencies.

Stay on Marriages in Florida to Expire at Midnight


At midnight tonight, a federal district court ruling in favor of the freedom to marry takes effect in Florida, allowing committed same-sex couples to marry throughout the state.

Freedom to Marry Airs TV Ad on Marriage in Texas


Freedom to Marry began airing a statewide television ad this week in Texas featuring Fort Worth police officers who speak out in support of their gay colleague’s freedom to marry.

Marriages for Same-Sex Couples to Begin in Florida After Jan. 5


Today the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to extend a stay on marriages for same-sex couples in Florida. The stay expires at the end of the day on January 5, meaning that same-sex couples should be free to receive marriage licenses after that.

Conservatives Visit SC in National Tour to Remove Anti-Gay Language from GOP Platform


Today, as part of its “Reform the Platform” campaign to remove anti-gay language from the 2016 GOP national platform, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry is visiting South Carolina to hold a series of meetings with state GOP officials and like-minded activists

Federal Judge Affirms the Freedom to Marry in Mississippi


Today U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled that denying marriage for same-sex couples in Mississippi is unconstitutional.

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