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, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll confirmed that a majority of Americans support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples – the third national poll to report majority support in the past few months. At 53%, the new poll reflects the highest levels of support to date, following nationwide polls by CNN and the Associated Press in August 2010 both coming in at 52% support. Today’s poll shows accelerating support over the past year and growth in nearly every segment of the population.
Today, as Freedom to Marry founder and President Evan Wolfson joined Members of Congress and Senators on Capitol Hill for the introduction of the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would repeal the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act,” Freedom to Marry announced the opening of a Washington, DC office and the hiring of Jo Ellen Deutsch as Federal Director to spearhead a campaign to build support for the bill and for marriage.
Today civil rights and business leaders, Hollywood celebrities, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, NFL stars, and clergy launched Freedom to Marry’s Say, “I Do” campaign urging President Obama to support the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.