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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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Angela Dallara, Media Relations Manager - angela [at] freedomtomarry.org - 315.207.3983

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Press Releases

Statement on Developments in Maryland Marriage Debate

3/11/2011

Today a coalition of groups including Equality Maryland, the Human Rights Campaign, Freedom to Marry and the Gill Action Fund released the following joint statement in response to developments in the debate over ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from the freedom to marry in Maryland:

Freedom to Marry Celebrates Anniversary of First Weddings in D.C.

3/9/2011

A statement from Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, celebrating the first anniversary of the first weddings of same-sex couples in Washington, D.C.

Maryland House Judiciary Committee Moves Marriage Bill Forward

3/4/2011

Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, and the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights group, today praised the Maryland House of Delegates Judiciary Committee for passing the Civil Marriage Protection Act by a 12-10 vote. The bill now heads to the full House where it needs 71 votes to pass into law.

Freedom to Marry and HRC Call on New Hampshire Legislature to Kill Legislation Repealing Marriage

3/3/2011

Today the New Hampshire House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on legislation that would take away the freedom to marry for committed gay and lesbian couples. After listening to testimony by opponents and supporters of repeal all day, the committee voted to “retain,” or put a hold on the legislation, likely until early next year.

Marc Solomon Joins Freedom to Marry as National Campaign Director

3/1/2011

Freedom to Marry announces that Marc Solomon, who led the historic campaign to defend the freedom to marry in Massachusetts and has worked with Freedom to Marry as senior consultant since November, is joining Freedom to Marry’s staff as National Campaign Director, effective immediately.

Freedom to Marry, HRC, Task Force Applaud MD Senate’s Passage of Marriage Bill, Urge House to Follow

2/24/2011

Statements on Maryland Senate's passage of the Civil Marriage Protection Act from Freedom to Marry, the Human Rights Campaign, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. The three organizations, which are part of the on-the-ground work to advocate for the freedom to marry in Maryland, call on the House of Delegates to follow suit and send the marriage bill to the governor, who has promised to sign it into law.

Hawaii Governor Signs Civil Union into Law; Next End Exclusion from Marriage Itself

2/23/2011

A statement from Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide, applauding Governor Abercrombie’s signing of the law creating civil union for same-sex couples in Hawaii. Wolfson was co-counsel in the landmark Hawaii marriage case, Baehr v. Miike, which in the 1990s launched the current nationwide conversation around the freedom to marry.

President Calls for Heightened Scrutiny in DOMA Litigations; DOJ Will Not Defend Discriminatory Law

2/23/2011

Freedom to Marry Receives Global Action Award

2/17/2011

Freedom to Marry is honored with a Global Action Award and Freedom to Marry’s Marc Solomon gives the keynote speech at the inaugural Global Action Forum and Awards Gala.

Freedom to Marry Calls on Indiana Legislature to Reject Attacks on Gay Families

2/15/2011

A statement from Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry, urging the Indiana State Senate to reject House Joint Resolution 6, a constitutional amendment passed in the House today that would ban not only marriage, but any measure of protections or support for same-sex couples and their families in Indiana.

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