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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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.
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.
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 and Courage Campaign announced a partnership with Marriage Equality Rhode Island and Ocean State Action to launch a similar campaign urging Senator Jack Reed 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, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) announced that she would be the first Republican member of Congress to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act (H.R. 1116), sponsored by Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Today, Freedom to Marry announced that Josh Meltzer has joined its staff as Director of Political Operations. Meltzer is the latest addition to the organization’s team of campaign professionals with decades of combined experience winning campaigns and advancing the freedom to marry at the state and federal level.
Today, Great Britain Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone announced that the ruling conservative government will launch a consultation to extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in the UK, where same-sex couples currently are eligible for “civil partnership.”