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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

Mayors for the Freedom to Marry Submits Amicus Brief on Marriage to Supreme Court

3/6/2015

Three years after its launch in 2012, Mayors for the Freedom to Marry today signed onto a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to end marriage discrimination nationwide.

Alabama Supreme Court Orders Temporary Hold on Marriages for Same-Sex Couples

3/4/2015

The Alabama Supreme Court has ordered probate judges in the state to temporarily stop issuing marriage licenses, aside from probate judge Davis in Mobile, who was specifically ordered to stop enforcing Alabama's ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Nebraska Marriage Ban

3/2/2015

Today U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon ruled that denying marriage for same-sex couples in Nebraska is unconstitutional.

First Same-Sex Couple Marries in Texas

2/19/2015

Today Suzanne Bryant and Sarah Goodfriend became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in Texas.

For First Time, Supermajority of Americans Support the Freedom to Marry as Constitutional Right

2/19/2015

The highest percentage ever of Americans – a 63% supermajority - now back the freedom to marry as a constitutional right for gay couples, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll. This is up 14 percentage points from 2010, with significant increases by both Republicans and Democrats.

Speaker Boehner: House Republicans Will Not “Weigh In” on SCOTUS Marriage Cases

2/5/2015

Today U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told the Washington Blade that he does not anticipate that House Republicans will take a position on the marriage cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

More Republicans Sign On to Respect for Marriage Act

2/2/2015

Today Congressman Carlos Cuberlo (R-FL) and Congressman Robert Dold (R-IL) became cosponsors of 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.

President Obama Announces Plan to Ensure Social Security for All Married Gay Couples

2/2/2015

President Barack Obama’s budget proposal includes a change to the Social Security Act that would allow legally married same-sex couples to receive the full array of protections even if they live in one of the 14 states that doesn’t respect their marriage.

Freedom to Marry Debuts Alabama TV Ad Ahead of Marriages Commencing on Feb. 9

2/2/2015

Following two recent rulings striking down Alabama's ban on marriage for gay couples and last week's sideshow drama by Chief Justice Roy Moore, Freedom to Marry began airing a TV ad across Alabama calling for respect for all families. The ad airs as many anticipate the possible start of marriages in the state beginning February 9.

Republican-Appointed Alabama Judge Strikes Down Marriage Ban in Second Consecutive Ruling

1/27/2015

This week, U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade ruled that same-sex couples in Alabama have the freedom to marry.

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