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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.

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Press Releases

Freedom to Marry Applauds Sen. Bob Menendez as 32nd Sponsor of DOMA Repeal

12/18/2011

Today Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) announced his support for the Respect for Marriage Act, making him the 32nd sponsor of the landmark bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Groups Deliver Over 2,000 Signatures Urging Senator Collins to Repeal DOMA

12/13/2011

Today, six state and national organizations delivered more than 2,000 signatures urging Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) to become the 32nd sponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Freedom to Marry Applauds Removal of Anti-Gay Amendments from National Defense Authorization Act

12/12/2011

Today, following the announcement by the National Defense Authorization Act conference committee that proposed anti-gay amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act would be dropped, Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, released the following statement.

Freedom to Marry Applauds Defense Department’s Opposition to Proposed Anti-Gay Amendments to NDAA

12/12/2011

Today, following the announcement that the Department of Defense opposes the proposed inclusion of anti-gay amendments in the National Defense Authorization Act, Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, released the following statement.

Groups Launch “Tell Casey to Commit” Campaign to Urge DOMA Repeal

11/30/2011

Today Freedom to Marry, Courage Campaign, and Equality Pennsylvania launched the next phase of their campaign urging Senator Robert Casey of Pennsylvania to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Freedom to Marry Lauds Barney Frank’s Record: “An Inspiration… A Leader”

11/28/2011

Today, following a news conference where Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) announced that he would not seek reelection in 2012, Freedom to Marry issued the following statements lauding the Congressmans record.

Freedom to Marry Lauds HUD Secretary Donovan for Supporting Marriage

11/16/2011

Below is a statement from Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, on U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan becoming the first sitting cabinet secretary to announce support for the freedom to marry, which he did in an exclusive interview yesterday with Metro Weekly.

Evan Wolfson Calls Anti-Gay Forum Appalling; “Bad Politic”

11/16/2011

In response to the announcement that the so-called National Organization for Marriage will sponsor a forum with Republican presidential candidates this weekend in Des Moines, Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, issued the following statement.

Groups Launch Campaign Urging Senators Lieberman & Collins to Co-Sponsor Respect for Marriage Act

11/16/2011

Today, seven state and national organizations announced a joint campaign urging Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) to sign on as co-sponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Senate Committee Votes to Repeal Discriminatory “Defense of Marriage Act”

11/10/2011

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to repeal the 1996 so-called Defense of Marriage Act, advancing the Respect for Marriage Act (S. 598) in the U.S. Senate.

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