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
155 W. 19th St., 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011
Today, Democrat Liz Mathis defeated Republican Cindy Golding in a key political election to represent Iowa's 18th District, ensuring continued Democratic control of the state Senate. Freedom to Marry's founder and President, Evan Wolfson, issued the following statement in response.
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin debate on the Respect for Marriage Act (S. 598), the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Today, Freedom to Marry, Courage Campaign, and Equality Pennsylvania will present Senator Robert Casey with a petition signed by 2,400 Pennsylvania residents urging him to join his fellow Democrats in signing onto the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Freedom to Marry has announced a new partnership with the production "Standing on Ceremony," which features a collection of plays in support of marriage for gay and lesbian couples and will donate a portion of all ticket sales to Freedom to Marry.
Today, Freedom to Marry, Courage Campaign, Marriage Equality Rhode Island and Ocean State Action will present Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island with a petition signed by hundreds of Rhode Island residents urging him to join his colleagues in signing onto the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Today, Senator Leahy announced that there would be a mark-up on the Respect for Marriage Act (S. 598), the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, next month.
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.
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.
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.
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.