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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

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Press Releases

Anti-Marriage Advocates in WA Submit Signatures Putting Law on 2012 Ballot


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.

Ninth Circuit Rejects Prop 8 Rehearing, Setting Up Appeal to Supreme Court


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.

Federal Court Unanimously Rules Defense of Marriage Act is Unconstitutional


Today a federal three-judge panel, including two Republican appointees, unanimously ruled that Section Three of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which denies recognition of marriages of same-sex couples performed in the states, is unconstitutional.

New Poll Shows Record Intensity in Support for the Freedom to Marry


A new poll released today by ABC and the Washington Post shows that the number of Americans who strongly support same-sex couples’ freedom to marry now far exceeds the number of those who strongly oppose.

Campaign Marks Memorial Day with Petition to End Marriage Discrimination Against Military Families


As Memorial Day approaches, Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) launched a grassroots petition calling on Congress to end marriage discrimination against service members and veterans.

New Campaign Highlights Stories of Military Families Harmed by So-Called Defense of Marriage Act


A week after President Obama announced his support for ending marriage discrimination against same-sex couples, Freedom to Marry and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) announced Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry, a new national campaign that will highlight the stories of military families harmed by the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Freedom to Marry Releases Video of Audra McDonald Hailing President Obama’s Support for Marriage


Today Freedom to Marry released a video starring Tony Award-winning actress Audra McDonald, recently nominated for a 5th Tony for her role in Porgy and Bess, hailing the President’s announcement of support for the freedom to marry.

Evan Wolfson to Receive Barnard Medal of Distinction Alongside President Obama


Today, President Barack Obama will deliver the Commencement Address at Barnard College’s graduation ceremony and receive the Barnard Medal of Distinction, the school’s highest honor, also being presented to Freedom to Marry’s Founder and President Evan Wolfson.

Bipartisan Chairs of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry Applaud President Obama’s Marriage Support


The five chairs of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, including Independent Michael Bloomberg of New York City, Republican Jerry Sanders of San Diego and Democrats Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, Thomas Menino of Boston, Annise Parker of Houston, released the following statement today, regarding President Obama’s announcement supporting the freedom to marry.

National Campaign Hails President Obama’s Historic Support for the Freedom to Marry


Below is a statement from Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, hailing President Obama’s statement of support for the freedom to marry.

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