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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

Maine Signatures In: Back to the Ballot for Marriage

2/23/2012

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.

Freedom to Marry Applauds YDA Director’s Endorsement of Marriage Plank in 2012 Platform

2/22/2012

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.

Freedom to Marry on Christie Veto in New Jersey: “Obstacle We Will Overcome”

2/17/2012

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.

New Jersey Legislature Passes Marriage Bill

2/16/2012

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.

Progressive Congress Announces Support for Freedom to Marry’s “Democrats, Say I Do”

2/16/2012

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.

House Democratic Leader Pelosi Endorses Freedom to Marry Plank in 2012 Platform

2/15/2012

Just two days after Freedom to Marry announced its Democrats: Say I Do campaign calling on the national Democratic Party to include a plank supporting gay and lesbian couples’ freedom to marry in the party’s 2012 platform, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi endorsed Freedom to Marry's proposed plank in an exclusive to Metro Weekly's Chris Geidner.

Freedom to Marry Launches Campaign for Marriage Plank in 2012 Democratic Party Platform

2/13/2012

Today, Freedom to Marry announced the Democrats: Say I Do campaign, calling on the national Democratic Party to include a plank supporting gay and lesbian couples’ freedom to marry in the party’s 2012 platform.

Washington State Legislature Passes Marriage Bill

2/8/2012

Today, the Washington House of Representatives joined the state Senate in passing a freedom to marry bill that, if signed by the governor, would make Washington the seventh state to end the restriction on marriage for gay and lesbian couples and, counting the District of Columbia, the fifth to do so through legislative action.

Freedom to Marry Calls 9th Circuit Ruling “Powerful”

2/7/2012

Today, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that found that Proposition 8, the state constitutional amendment that stripped the freedom to marry away from gay and lesbian couples in California, violates the U.S. Constitution.

Mayors for the Freedom to Marry Applaud 9th Circuit Ruling in Prop 8 Case

2/7/2012

Today, Mayors Michael Bloomberg of New York City, Annise Parker of Houston, Jerry Sanders of San Diego, and Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, who are all Chairs of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, the bipartisan group of more than 130 mayors from across the nation who have pledged their support for ending marriage discrimination against gay and lesbian couples, released the following statement.

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