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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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Angela Dallara, Media Relations Manager - angela [at] freedomtomarry.org - 315.207.3983

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Press Releases

Broad Coalition Launched to Repeal Federal So-Called “Defense of Marriage Act”

2/2/2012

A robust coalition made up of civil rights, labor, progressive, faith, student, health, legal, women’s, and LGBT organizations today announced support of the Respect for Marriage Act – the bill to repeal the discriminatory so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that withholds federal protections and respect for legally married gay and lesbian couples.

Freedom to Marry Pushes for Marriage in Maine

1/26/2012

Today, Maine supporters of the freedom to marry will deliver more than 100,000 signatures to the Secretary of State putting forward a ballot measure that, if passed by voters in November, would end same-sex couples’ exclusion from marriage.

Bipartisan “Mayors for the Freedom to Marry” Launches

1/20/2012

Today, Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, is launching Mayors for the Freedom to Marry at a press conference held at the 80th annual U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C. Mayors for the Freedom to Marry is a bipartisan group of 80 mayors who have pledged to support the freedom of same-sex couples to marry.

Freedom to Marry: NOM is “All Bark and No Bite” in Washington State

1/18/2012

Today, in response to a threat by the so-called National Organization for Marriage to spend $250,000 ousting Republican legislators in Washington state who vote for the freedom to marry, Thalia Zepatos, Director of Public Engagement at Freedom to Marry, released the following statement.

Advisory: Bipartisan Coalition to Launch Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

1/17/2012

Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, will launch Mayors for the Freedom to Marry at a press conference during the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., on January 20.

LGBT Legal Groups: Canadian Marriages of Same-Sex Couples Are Not in Jeopardy

1/12/2012

The following is a joint statement from Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, and Freedom to Marry.

NJ Legislators to Fast-Track Freedom to Marry Bill

1/9/2012

Today New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney and House Speaker Sheila Oliver announced that they will fast-track and prioritize legislation that would end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in New Jersey.

Groups Deliver Over 1,000 Signatures Urging Sen. Lieberman to Repeal DOMA

12/20/2011

Today, gay and lesbian couples joined four state and national organizations in delivering more than 1,000 signatures urging Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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).

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