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 Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) endorsed the freedom to marry. His support comes as loving, committed gay and lesbian couples begin marrying in Pennsylvania after Governor Corbett, a Republican, did not appeal a federal court ruling last week.
With marriage cases quickly progressing through the courts across the country, Freedom to Marry announced plans to expand its campaign to bring marriage to loving, gay couples in the South. Earlier this year, the group formed Southerners for the Freedom to Marry, a public education effort that includes grassroots organizing, paid advertising, and digital strategy. This work now includes significant partnerships with Campaign for Southern Equality, Tennessee Equality Project, and the Fairness Campaign of Kentucky.
Today Mayor Karyn Hippen of Thompson, North Dakota, became the 400th mayor to join Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based and nonpartisan group of mayors who believe that all people should be able to share in the love and commitment of marriage.
Today Governor Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania announced that he will not appeal a federal ruling in Whitewood v. Wolf, which struck down Pennsylvania’s discriminatory ban on marriage for same-sex couples.
Today U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III ruled in Whitewood v. Wolf that Pennsylvania’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional. Judge Jones is the 14th federal judge in recent months to rule against marriage discrimination.
Today a federal judge ruled that the state of Utah must respect the legal marriages of more than 1,300 same-sex couples who were issued marriage licenses following a court decision striking down the state’s marriage ban.
Today Judge Michael McShane struck down Oregon’s discriminatory state constitutional amendment that denies committed gay couples the freedom to marry, ruling that it violates the U.S. Constitution.
Ten years ago this week, Massachusetts became the first state in America where same-sex couples could marry.
With marriage cases being considered by courts throughout the Midwest, Freedom to Marry today launched a public education campaign to highlight the bipartisan support for marriage for same-sex couples.
Today U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale ruled that Idaho’s discriminatory state constitutional amendment denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry in Idaho and respect for legal marriages between same-sex couples violates the U.S. Constitution.