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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.

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Press Releases

Leading Gay Rights Groups Form Coalition to Pass Marriage Legislation in New York


Riding a wave of popular support behind marriage for gay and lesbian couples, New York's leading LGBT rights organizations today announced the formation of a coalition to ensure the passage of marriage equality legislation during the 2011 session.

Freedom to Marry on Congressional Hearing on “Defending Marriage”


Today, the Subcommittee on the Constitution for the House Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing focused on “defending marriage.” Below is a statement from Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, on the harms of so-called “Defense of Marriage Act.”

Freedom to Marry Political Director and Fiancé on Cover of the Advocate


Today, the Advocate released its May “Forty under 40” issue featuring Freedom to Marry’s Political Director Sean Eldridge and his fiancé, Facebook co-founder and founder Chris Hughes on the cover of the magazine.

Poll Shows Super-Majority of New Yorkers Support the Freedom to Marry for Same-Sex Couples


A statement from Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry, on today's Siena poll showing that 58% of New Yorkers support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.

Third National Poll Finds Majority of Americans Support the Freedom to Marry


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.

Freedom to Marry Ramps Up Campaign to Pass Respect for Marriage Act


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.

Hollywood, Tech, NFL Stars Urge President Obama to Support the Freedom to Marry


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.

Statement on Developments in Maryland Marriage Debate


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:

Freedom to Marry Celebrates Anniversary of First Weddings in D.C.


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.

Maryland House Judiciary Committee Moves Marriage Bill Forward


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.

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