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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.

For press inquires and further information, contact:

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

Freedom to Marry
155 W. 19th St., 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011
fax: 646.375.2069

Press Releases

Freedom to Marry Statement on First-Ever Hearing to Repeal “Defense of Marriage Act”

7/12/2011

Defense Appropriations Bill Reinforces Need for Repeal of DOMA

7/8/2011

Today, the House of Representatives passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill with amendments that reaffirmed the discriminatory “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA).

Freedom to Marry Welcomes Stop to Deportation Proceeding Against Married Same-Sex Couple

6/30/2011

Freedom to Marry Calls on President Obama to Get It Right on Marriage

6/29/2011

Statement from Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, on President Obama’s remarks at a press conference regarding the roles of the states and federal government on marriage.

Marriage Advocates Call on RI Gov. Chafee to Veto Civil Union Bill

6/29/2011

On the heels of a marriage victory in New York, marriage advocates including Freedom to Marry and the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) sent a letter late yesterday evening to Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee calling on him to veto the civil union bill currently under consideration if it comes to his desk in its present form. The bill contains a provision that would allow religious organizations and their employees to disregard couples’ civil union status, creating unprecedented, onerous and discriminatory hurdles for same-sex couples seeking to take care of one another.

American Medical Association Makes Case for Ending Marriage Discrimination

6/27/2011

With New York State now the sixth – and largest – state to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a policy position declaring that excluding same-sex couples from marriage is “discriminatory” and reaffirming existing AMA policy to support relationship recognition of gay and lesbian couples as a means of addressing health disparities faced by those couples and their families.

New York Freedom to Marry Win Builds National Momentum

6/24/2011

In a resounding win for the freedom to marry movement, the New York legislature today sent a marriage bill to Governor Cuomo’s desk that, when signed, will more than double the number of Americans living in a state with the freedom to marry for all committed, loving couples.

Video Highlighting Harms of DOMA to Married Lesbian Couple Denied Immigration Protections

6/8/2011

Today, Freedom to Marry released a video produced in partnership with In The Life Media telling the story of Cristina Alcota and Monica Ojeda, who, though legally married, face possible deportation or separation because the so-called Defense of Marriage Act denies married same-sex couples immigration protections.

Natalie Portman and Fiancé Urge President Obama to Say, “I Do” to the Freedom to Marry

6/6/2011

Today, Oscar-winning actor Natalie Portman and her fiancé Benjamin Millepied joined Hollywood stars, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, NFL stars, business, clergy and civil rights leaders on Freedom to Marry’s Say, “I Do” campaign urging President Obama to support the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples.

Gay Owners of Bogota Restaurant in Brooklyn Want to Marry in New York

6/3/2011

Today, Freedom to Marry released a video produced in partnership with In The Life Media telling the story of George Constantinou and Farid Ali Lancheros, co-owners of Bogota Restaurant in Park Slope Brooklyn, together over 10 years and engaged, waiting to marry in New York.

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