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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

Senate Begins Mark Up on Respect for Marriage Act

11/3/2011

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.

Groups Deliver Over 2,000 Signatures Urging Sen. Casey to Co-Sponsor Respect for Marriage Act

11/2/2011

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 Partners with Play “Standing on Ceremony”

10/18/2011

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.

Groups Deliver Hundreds of Signatures Urging Sen. Reed to Co-Sponsor Respect for Marriage Act

10/17/2011

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).

Senator Leahy Announces Mark-Up on Respect for Marriage Act

10/14/2011

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.

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.

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