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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

Freedom to Marry
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Press Releases

Freedom to Marry Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Marriage in New York State


With today marking the anniversary of the first marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples in New York, Freedom to Marry is turning the spotlight on a diverse group of couples who are sharing their inspiring stories.

As Cancer-Striken Soldier Fights for Life, 30,000+ Petitions Delivered to Congress to Repeal DOMA


Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) today released a new online video featuring Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Charlie Morgan and her wife, Karen, spotlighting the inequalities forced upon gay and lesbian service members by the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Freedom to Marry Welcomes New Communications Director


Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, is excited to welcome Nicole Collins Bronzan as its new Communications Director this week.

Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry Launches


Today, Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, is launching Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, a new campaign to highlight and build support for the freedom to marry among young people across America who identify as conservative.

Groundbreaking Latino and LGBT Campaign “Familia es Familia” Launches at NCLR Annual Conference


Twenty-one of the nation’s leading Hispanic organizations announced today their endorsement of a first-of-its kind, comprehensive public-education campaign called Familia es Familia aimed at strengthening Latino voices to build support within the Latino community for acceptance of LGBT family members.

Latino Organization LULAC Endorses Freedom to Marry


At its 2012 annual National Convention & Exposition, drawing over 20,000 community leaders and activists in Orlando, Florida, today the League of United Latino American Citizens (LULAC) passed a resolution in favor of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

House Speaker Boehner Appeals DOMA Cases to Supreme Court


Today, U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner announced that, by a party-line vote of 3-2, he would instruct the House's “Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group” (BLAG) to ask the Supreme Court to review an appeals court decision in the cases of Gill v. Office of Personnel Management and Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Department of Health & Human Services, which found that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.

Rhode Island House Speaker to Hold Vote on Freedom to Marry Bill in 2013


Today Gordon Fox, the Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, stated that he will hold a vote on freedom to marry legislation early in the 2013 legislative session.

Bill Introduced in House to Extend Protections to Married Gay and Lesbian Service Members


Today Representative Adam Smith (D-WA), the ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee, introduced a bill to clarify and extend the definition of “spouse” to same-sex couples in areas of the U.S. Code related to recognition, support, and protections for married service members and veterans.

“Institute for American Values” President Announces He Now Supports the Freedom to Marry


Today David Blankenhorn, the founder and President of the Institute for American Values and author of The Future of Marriage, announced in the New York Times that he now supports the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, calling it “a victory for basic fairness.”

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