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 in San Francisco the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in marriage cases out of Nevada, Idaho, and Hawaii, seeking both the freedom to marry and legal respect of same-sex couples’ lawful marriages.
Today, laying out the urgency of bringing an end to tangible harms and national disparities, states, businesses and family groups filed friend-of-the-court briefs with the Supreme Court urging the justices to grant review now in one or more of the cases that have reached the Court and promptly bring the country to national resolution.
Today the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled in favor of the freedom to marry, upholding lower-court decisions in Indiana and Wisconsin and rejecting marriage discrimination as a violation of the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection.
Today in Chicago the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in marriage cases out of Indiana and Wisconsin, seeking both the freedom to marry and equal legal treatment of the lawful marriages of same-sex couples.
Today at its annual “Lavender Law” conference, the National LGBT Bar Association will present Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, with its highest honor.
Today Nashville Mayor Karl Dean became the first Tennessee mayor to join Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based, nonpartisan coalition of nearly 500 mayors who are making the case for marriage for same-sex couples in their communities.
Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of the Fourth Circuit’s July 28 ruling, which held that Virginia’s denial of the freedom to marry to same-sex couples is unconstitutional.
On the heels of oral arguments in two Ohio marriage cases presented before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals last week, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley today urged the appeals court to strike down the state’s marriage ban, on behalf of his gay and lesbian constituents.
Today the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati heard oral arguments in marriage cases out of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee, seeking both the full freedom to marry and in-state respect for legal marriages of same-sex couples.
Utah’s attorney general today filed an appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the marriage case Kitchen v. Herbert. This is the first time a case about marriage for same-sex couples has been appealed to the Supreme Court since last year's landmark ruling.