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 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati became the first federal appellate court in over a year to rule against the freedom to marry. The ruling overturned lower court decisions out of Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Michigan, all of which found that denying marriage to gay couples is unconstitutional.
Today Freedom to Marry and Out & Equal Workplace Advocates released a new report estimating that the remaining patchwork of marriage laws for same-sex couples across the United States costs businesses in the private sector $1.3 billion every year.
Today St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison ruled that denying marriage for same-sex couples in Missouri is unconstitutional.
Today U.S. District Judge Judge Daniel D. Crabtree ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in Kansas.
Today Arizona Republican Attorney General Tom Horne announced that he will not appeal a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick, which held that Arizona’s law denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples is unconstitutional.
As the freedom to marry comes to a majority of U.S. states, aided by the U.S. Supreme Court last week, longtime marriage strategist Marc Solomon releases his new book, Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits – and Won.
Today U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess ruled in favor of the freedom to marry and respect for same-sex couples’ marriages in Alaska.
Today the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed same-sex couples’ freedom to marry in cases out of Idaho and Nevada. The ruling paves also the way for the freedom to marry in Alaska, Montana, and Arizona.
Today the Supreme Court denied review of five cases seeking the freedom to marry, leaving standing marriage victories in several federal circuits and opening the door to the freedom to marry in many more states, while deferring for another day the national resolution that Freedom to Marry, businesses, elected officials, and families across the country had urged now.
Today in Kansas City, Missouri Circuit Court Judge James Dale Youngs ruled that the state of Missouri must respect the marriages of same-sex couples who married in other states.