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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Today Freedom to Marry announced that former Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent has joined the $1 million public education campaign Southerners for the Freedom to Marry as its newest honorary co-chair.
Next month, freedom to marry cases in Utah and Oklahoma will be heard by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, the first marriage cases to be heard by an appellate court since the Windsor ruling striking down the core of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
As part of its ongoing multi-million dollar campaign to finish the job and secure the freedom to marry nationwide, Freedom to Marry today announced Kevin Nix as its new communications director. A veteran of the movement, Nix joins Freedom to Marry after years of experience in a series of battles.
In the first trial on marriage for gay couples since California’s Hollingsworth v. Perry – and only the second since the first-ever freedom to marry trial in Hawaii in 1996 -- a federal judge today issued a landmark ruling that Michigan’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional.
Yesterday, the three Illinois House Republicans who backed Illinois’s freedom to marry bill won primary challenges in spite of aggressive targeting by freedom to marry opponents.
Today a federal judge in Tennessee ruled that state officials must respect the marriages of three same-sex couples whose lawsuit challenges the state’s marriage ban.
Today Southerners for the Freedom to Marry released a web ad featuring Mississippi-born musician Lance Bass and his fiancé Michael Turchin about their support for marriage for same-sex couples. The ad, the second in a series, is part of a $1 million campaign to grow majority support for marriage in the South.
A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows a record-high 59% of Americans support marriage for same-sex couples, with only 34% opposed.
Businesses, religious leaders and organizations, civil rights groups, military groups, family law experts, and prominent individuals, including approximately 20 Republican political leaders, today submitted friend-of-the-court briefs urging the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma.
Today attorney general Jack Conway of Kentucky said he won’t appeal an order by a federal judge to respect the marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states.