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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

Tripling of DOMA Defense Cost ‘Unconscionable’

10/4/2011

Today, following the announcement that House Republican leadership authorized an increase in spending on the defense of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act from $500,000 to $1.5 million, Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, issued the following statement.

Groups Launch Campaign Urging Senator Casey to Cosponsor Respect for Marriage Act

10/4/2011

Today, following the successful campaign in Maryland last month by Freedom to Marry, Courage Campaign and Equality Maryland to get Senator Barbara Mikulski to support the Respect for Marriage Act, Freedom to Marry, Courage Campaign and Equality Pennsylvania announced a joint campaign urging Senator Robert Casey to sign on as a cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that will overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

Freedom to Marry to President Obama: Finish the Job on Marriage Now

10/3/2011

Today, President Obama stated in an interview with ABC News that he was “still working” on his support for marriage for gay and lesbian couples.

DOD Issues Guidance Permitting Marriages by Chaplains and on Military Bases for Same-Sex Couples

9/30/2011

Today, following the repeal of military discrimination, the Department of Defense clarified that military personnel have the same freedom to celebrate their weddings on military bases as any other service-personnel, and chaplains are free to officiate as they choose, except where prohibited by state or local law.

Census Releases New Estimates of Same-Sex Couple Households

9/27/2011

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau held a news conference releasing new estimates of same-sex couple households from the 2010 Census, including estimates relating to married and unmarried same-sex partners. Below is a statement from Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, the campaign win marriage nationwide, on the findings.

Groups Launch Campaign Urging Senator Reed to Cosponsor Respect for Marriage Act

9/27/2011

Today, following the successful campaign in Maryland last month by Freedom to Marry, Courage Campaign and Equality Maryland to get Senator Barbara Mikulski to support the Respect for Marriage Act, Freedom to Marry and Courage Campaign announced a partnership with Marriage Equality Rhode Island and Ocean State Action to launch a similar campaign urging Senator Jack Reed to sign on as a cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that will overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

Freedom to Marry Celebrates First Republican Cosponsor of DOMA Repeal Bill

9/23/2011

Today, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) announced that she would be the first Republican member of Congress to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 1116), sponsored by Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

Josh Meltzer Joins Freedom to Marry as Director of Political Operations

9/19/2011

Today, Freedom to Marry announced that Josh Meltzer has joined its staff as Director of Political Operations. Meltzer is the latest addition to the organization’s team of campaign professionals with decades of combined experience winning campaigns and advancing the freedom to marry at the state and federal level.

Freedom to Marry Lauds UK for Announcing Move Towards Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

9/17/2011

Today, Great Britain Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone announced that the ruling conservative government will launch a consultation to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in the UK, where same-sex couples currently are eligible for “civil partnership.”

Freedom to Marry Decries Passage of Anti-Gay Amendment in North Carolina

9/13/2011

Today, the North Carolina legislature approved an amendment to the state’s constitution that would deny same-sex couples the freedom to marry.

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