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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With two Supreme Court victories adding fresh momentum to the campaign for marriage, Freedom to Marry today laid out the next phase in the national strategy through 2016, the first concrete plan for nationwide victory post-rulings. The winning strategy calls for accelerated goals for winning more states, ending federal discrimination, and growing and diversifying public support.
Civil rights leader Dolores Huerta is featured in a new national television ad by the Familia es Familia campaign encouraging Latinos to embrace their LGBT relatives and friends.
Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York and Senator Dianne Feinstein of California today reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that would repeal the entirety of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and assure all married couples equal treatment for all federal programs and purposes.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a central part of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act today, ruling that DOMA’s Section 3, which denies legally married same-sex couples the federal protections and responsibilities triggered by marriage, violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution.
Washington, DC – Today, the Supreme Court struck down the central part of the Voting Rights Act, invalidating crucial protections passed by Congress in 1965 and renewed four times in the decades since. The sharply divided decision will significantly reduce the federal government’s role in overseeing voting laws in areas with a history of discrimination against African-Americans.
On Tuesday, June 25, Freedom to Marry’s founder and president, Evan Wolfson, will be interviewed by “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl at a New York City Pride event, “Pride in the Workplace,” sponsored by McGraw Hill Financial in partnership with CBS.
Today Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska announced her support for the freedom to marry, becoming the third Republican senator to speak out in favor of marriage.
Today, Freedom to Marry and Outserve-SLDN released the latest video in their “Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry” campaign series, featuring three prominent straight allies – Retired Rear Admiral Jamie Barnett, Army Major Mary Bergner, and former Congressman and Army Captain Patrick Murphy – speaking out in support of married gay and lesbian service members.
With Father’s Day quickly approaching, the Campaign for Southern Equality and Freedom to Marry today released “A Tale of Two Dads,” a video featuring Mark Maxwell and Timothy Young of Winston-Salem, NC, and their family.
Today, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry announced the addition of dozens of new leaders and a video campaign targeting conservative leaders in the Washington, DC metro area.