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

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Press Releases

Mothers from Across NY Call on Legislature to Support Marriage Equality in Honor of Mother’s Day


Mothers from across New York are joining New Yorkers United for Marriage and urging the state legislature to support marriage equality in honor of Mother's Day, the coalition announced today.

Gay Couple Together 61 Years, Waiting to Marry in New York


Today, Freedom to Marry released a video, Richard and John – Haven’t They Waited Long Enough?, telling the story of Richard Adrian Dorr, 83 and, John Mace, 91, who have been together for 61 years and are waiting until they have the freedom to marry in New York to get married.

Marriage—and Nothing Less—in Rhode Island


Freedom to Marry’s National Campaign Director Marc Solomon's statement today in response to Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox’s announcement that he will advance civil union legislation

Real-Life Impact of DOMA, the Story of Ron Wallen


Today, Freedom to Marry released a video, Why Ron Is Losing His Home: The Real Cost of the Defense of Marriage Act, chronicling the true-life impact of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) on 77 year old Ron Wallen following the death of his spouse and partner of 58 years, Tom Carrollo.

Freedom to Marry Commends King & Spaulding for Dropping Defense of Discriminatory DOMA


Below is a statement by Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry on today’s announcement by the law firm of King & Spaulding that it would not represent the U.S. House of Representatives in defense of the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act”

Log Cabin Republicans of NY State Join ‘New Yorkers United For Marriage’


The Log Cabin Republicans of New York State are signing on to the newly created ‘New Yorkers United for Marriage,’ coalition effort to pass marriage legislation during the 2011 legislative session, the organization announced today. With the addition of the Log Cabin Republicans, the coalition now includes all five leading LGBT rights organizations operating in New York State.

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.

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