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] freedomtomarry.org - 315.207.3983Freedom to Marry
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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.
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.
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.
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.”
This weekend, Freedom to Marry founder and President Evan Wolfson will serve as Grand Marshal of Chicago’s 43rd annual Pride Parade, leading hundreds of thousands of participants in celebrations as momentum builds to win the freedom to marry in Illinois.
On June 15, 2012, Richard Carey, 53, will climb onto his bicycle in Vancouver, Washington for the beginning of a 53 day, 3,667 mile ride across America with the goal of having conversations along the way about why the freedom to marry matters to gay and lesbian couples.
A flawed, misleading, and scientifically unsound paper that seeks to disparage lesbian and gay parents was roundly criticized today by organizations that protect and advance the freedoms and equality of Americans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT).
Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) today released a new online video featuring Army Captain Stephen Hill and his husband, Joshua Snyder, spotlighting the inequalities forced upon gay and lesbian service members by the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Today marriage opponents in Washington state have submitted signatures to bring the freedom to marry to a vote on the November ballot following the passage of a marriage bill earlier this year, which was signed by Governor Chris Gregoire and scheduled to go into effect later this week.
Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals filed an order denying a request by proponents of Proposition 8 to refer Perry vs. Brown to a larger panel of judges.