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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

Federal Judge in Colorado Rules Marriage Ban Unconstitutional


Today U.S. District Judge Raymond Moore ruled that Colorado's discriminatory state ban excluding same-sex couples from the freedom to marry is unconstitutional.

Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) Announces Support for Florida Marriage Ruling


Today Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) stated that he supports same-sex couples’ freedom to marry in Florida.

10th Circuit Affirms the Freedom to Marry in Oklahoma


Today the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled in favor of same-sex couples’ freedom to marry, upholding a marriage ruling out of Oklahoma back in January.

Bush-Appointed State Judge Strikes Down Florida’s Marriage Ban


Today a Republican-appointed state judge struck down Florida’s ban on marriage for committed same-sex couples in what is now the 25th consecutive ruling by a federal or state court in favor of the freedom to marry in the past year.

Florida Mayors for the Freedom to Marry Surge


As we await rulings in multiple marriage cases making their way through courts in Florida, Southerners for the Freedom to Marry – in partnership with Equality Florida – announced the addition of several new mayors across the Sunshine State who support marriage for same-sex couples.

First Mississippi Mayor Announces Support of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples


Today Southerners for the Freedom to Marry announced Mayor David Garcia of Waveland, Mississippi supports marriage for same-sex couples.

Report: 10% of the World’s Population Live in Places Where Gay Couples Have the Freedom to Marry


A new analysis released by Australian researcher Tony Pitman and confirmed by Freedom to Marry shows that more than one in every ten people across the world live in a nation or state where same-sex couples have the freedom to marry.

Republican-Appointed State Judge Overturns Colorado’s Marriage Ban


Today Adams County District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree struck down Colorado’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, becoming the latest of more than 20 federal and state judges to rule in favor of the freedom to marry in recent months. Judge Crabtree was appointed by Republican Governor Bill Owens in June 2001. The ruling was immediately stayed pending appeal.

Utah Attorney General to Appeal Freedom to Marry Case to U.S. Supreme Court


Today Utah attorney general Sean Reyes announced that he will ask the Supreme Court to review a June ruling in Kitchen v. Herbert.

Bush-Appointed Federal Judge Strikes Down Kentucky Ban on the Freedom to Marry


Today a Republican-appointed federal judge ruled that Kentucky’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from the freedom to marry is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II was appointed by President George H. W. Bush in 1992, on the recommendation of current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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