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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] freedomtomarry.org - 315.207.3983

Freedom to Marry
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New York, NY 10011
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Press Releases

Larry King to President Obama: “Support the Freedom to Marry!”

8/2/2011

NOH8 Campaign launched a PSA video starring Larry King, MYA, David Hasselhoff, Sara Bareilles, Trina, Tommy Joe Ratliff, Bret Lockett, and Verne Troyer as part of Freedom to Marry’s Say I Do campaign urging President Obama to join the majority of Americans who support marriage for same-sex couples.

Leading Republican & Democratic Pollsters Release New Study on Momentum for the Freedom to Marry

7/27/2011

Today at the National Press Club, two leading pollsters, one Republican and one Democratic, released a new analysis of polling data spanning more than a decade regarding the dramatic shift in public attitudes on the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

Evan Wolfson Testifies at First-Ever Congressional Hearing On Repeal of Marriage Discrimination Law

7/20/2011

On Wednesday, July 20, Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, will testify before the first-ever congressional hearing on repealing the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, urging Congress to end the "gay exception" and eliminate "second-class marriages".

Freedom to Marry Applauds President Obama’s Endorsement of Respect for Marriage Act

7/19/2011

Joins White House in Calling on Congress to Repeal 'DOMA'

Freedom to Marry Statement on First-Ever Hearing to Repeal “Defense of Marriage Act”

7/12/2011

Defense Appropriations Bill Reinforces Need for Repeal of DOMA

7/8/2011

Today, the House of Representatives passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill with amendments that reaffirmed the discriminatory “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA).

Freedom to Marry Welcomes Stop to Deportation Proceeding Against Married Same-Sex Couple

6/30/2011

Freedom to Marry Calls on President Obama to Get It Right on Marriage

6/29/2011

Statement from Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, on President Obama’s remarks at a press conference regarding the roles of the states and federal government on marriage.

Marriage Advocates Call on RI Gov. Chafee to Veto Civil Union Bill

6/29/2011

On the heels of a marriage victory in New York, marriage advocates including Freedom to Marry and the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) sent a letter late yesterday evening to Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee calling on him to veto the civil union bill currently under consideration if it comes to his desk in its present form. The bill contains a provision that would allow religious organizations and their employees to disregard couples’ civil union status, creating unprecedented, onerous and discriminatory hurdles for same-sex couples seeking to take care of one another.

American Medical Association Makes Case for Ending Marriage Discrimination

6/27/2011

With New York State now the sixth – and largest – state to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a policy position declaring that excluding same-sex couples from marriage is “discriminatory” and reaffirming existing AMA policy to support relationship recognition of gay and lesbian couples as a means of addressing health disparities faced by those couples and their families.

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