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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

Freedom to Marry: NOM is “All Bark and No Bite” in Washington State

1/18/2012

Today, in response to a threat by the so-called National Organization for Marriage to spend $250,000 ousting Republican legislators in Washington state who vote for the freedom to marry, Thalia Zepatos, Director of Public Engagement at Freedom to Marry, released the following statement.

Advisory: Bipartisan Coalition to Launch Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

1/17/2012

Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, will launch Mayors for the Freedom to Marry at a press conference during the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., on January 20.

LGBT Legal Groups: Canadian Marriages of Same-Sex Couples Are Not in Jeopardy

1/12/2012

The following is a joint statement from Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, and Freedom to Marry.

NJ Legislators to Fast-Track Freedom to Marry Bill

1/9/2012

Today New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney and House Speaker Sheila Oliver announced that they will fast-track and prioritize legislation that would end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage in New Jersey.

Groups Deliver Over 1,000 Signatures Urging Sen. Lieberman to Repeal DOMA

12/20/2011

Today, gay and lesbian couples joined four state and national organizations in delivering more than 1,000 signatures urging Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Freedom to Marry Applauds Sen. Bob Menendez as 32nd Sponsor of DOMA Repeal

12/18/2011

Today Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) announced his support for the Respect for Marriage Act, making him the 32nd sponsor of the landmark bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Groups Deliver Over 2,000 Signatures Urging Senator Collins to Repeal DOMA

12/13/2011

Today, six state and national organizations delivered more than 2,000 signatures urging Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) to become the 32nd sponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Freedom to Marry Applauds Removal of Anti-Gay Amendments from National Defense Authorization Act

12/12/2011

Today, following the announcement by the National Defense Authorization Act conference committee that proposed anti-gay amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act would be dropped, Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, released the following statement.

Freedom to Marry Applauds Defense Department’s Opposition to Proposed Anti-Gay Amendments to NDAA

12/12/2011

Today, following the announcement that the Department of Defense opposes the proposed inclusion of anti-gay amendments in the National Defense Authorization Act, Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, released the following statement.

Groups Launch “Tell Casey to Commit” Campaign to Urge DOMA Repeal

11/30/2011

Today Freedom to Marry, Courage Campaign, and Equality Pennsylvania launched the next phase of their campaign urging Senator Robert Casey of Pennsylvania to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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