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, 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.”
Today, the North Carolina legislature approved an amendment to the state’s constitution that would deny same-sex couples the freedom to marry.
Today, following a campaign last month by Freedom to Marry, Courage Campaign and Equality Maryland urging Senator Barbara Mikulski to support the Respect for Marriage Act, the Senator announced that she would become a cosponsor.
Today, Freedom to Marry, Courage Campaign and Equality Maryland will present Senator Barbara Mikulski with nearly 3,000 signatures urging the Senator to become a cosponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
On the eve of its annual convention starting today, the policymaking body of the American Psychological Association (APA) voted unanimously, in a 157-0 vote, to pass a resolution reaffirming its support for the freedom to marry for same-sex couples and again calling for an end to marriage discrimination, citing a mounting body of unrefuted evidence showing the psychological harms to gay and lesbian people when denied marriage.
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.