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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] - 315.207.3983

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Press Releases

Governor Lingle Vetoes Civil Union Bill in Hawaii


Statement from Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, the leading campaign to win marriage equality nationwide, on Governor Lingle’s decision to veto the civil union bill in Hawaii.

Freedom to Marry’s Summer for Marriage


Today, Freedom to Marry is announcing that we will join National Organization for Marriage in embracing this summer as a Summer for Marriage. We will do this by spreading the word across the country about the importance of ending exclusion from marriage.

Thalia Zepatos of Freedom to Marry: Public education and personal conversations are most effective


Freedom to Marry's Director of Public Engagement, Thalia Zepatos, comments on a new report by New York University professor Patrick J. Egan, Ph.D., underscoring the importance of public education and personal conversations outside of heated political battles in increasing support for the freedom to marry.

LGBT Rights Groups and Allies Join Outcry Against Anti-Immigrant Measure in Arizona


More than 20 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality groups and allies today issued the following joint statement regarding Arizona's S.B. 1070:

Louise Bourgeois Edition to Benefit Freedom to Marry


Freedom to Marry, the leading campaign to win marriage nationwide, today announced a partnership with renowned artist Louise Bourgeois. The 98 year-old artist has created an exclusive art edition for Freedom to Marry entitled I do, 2010, an abstract depiction of two flowers joined on a single stem created with archival dyes on cloth with embroidery. An edition of 300 prints of this exceptional piece will be sold for $1,000 each to support the work of Freedom to Marry.

Hearings Begin in Historic Trial to Erode DOMA


Today in Boston, eight married same-sex couples and three widowers, represented by the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), will appear in Federal District Court to challenge Section 3 of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act" that imposes federal marriage discrimination on same-sex couples.

Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry: "GLAD's historic challenge to DOMA marks an important step on the road to ending federal marriage discrimination and securing the freedom to marry nationwide."

Statement from Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, on Hawaii Civil Union Vote


Statement by Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry following the Hawaii State Legislature's passage of House Bill 444, which, when signed by Governor Linda Lingle, will establish civil unions in Hawaii. Wolfson is author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality, and Gay People's Right to Marry and was co-counsel in the historic Baehr v. Miike Hawaii case that sparked the national marriage movement.

President Obama Calls for Medical Decision-Making and Hospital Visitation Rights


Statement from Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, on President Obama's directive to the Department of Health and Human Services to create new rules providing same-sex couples hospital visitation and medical decision-making rights in any hospital participating in Medicaid or Medicare.

Federal Marriage Discrimination Hurts Families on Tax Day


April 15th marks a deadline that few Americans look forward to - and same-sex couples in particular have reason to dread.

Celebrating a Year of Marriage in Iowa


Statement by Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, on the first anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Varnum v. Brien.

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