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 the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed same-sex couples’ freedom to marry in cases out of Idaho and Nevada. The ruling paves also the way for the freedom to marry in Alaska, Montana, and Arizona.
Today the Supreme Court denied review of five cases seeking the freedom to marry, leaving standing marriage victories in several federal circuits and opening the door to the freedom to marry in many more states, while deferring for another day the national resolution that Freedom to Marry, businesses, elected officials, and families across the country had urged now.
Today in Kansas City, Missouri Circuit Court Judge James Dale Youngs ruled that the state of Missouri must respect the marriages of same-sex couples who married in other states.
A new statewide poll conducted by Benenson Strategy Group for Freedom to Marry finds a plurality of Utahns – 49% to 48% – agree that same sex-couples should be allowed to get a state-issued marriage license.
Riding a remarkable wave of 40 rulings across the country affirming marriage for gay couples, Freedom to Marry released “It’s Time,” a national TV ad highlighting the tangible harms to same-sex couples still discriminated against in many states.
Today Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina became the 500th mayor to join Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based, geographically diverse group of Democratic, Republican and unaffiliated mayors who believe that all committed couples should be able to marry.
Today Freedom to Marry and the Human Rights Campaign, on behalf of the Respect for Marriage Coalition, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking that the Department of Justice act to ensure federal respect for the marriages of same-sex couples in Arkansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin, consistent with the approach taken by the federal government in other states.
Today Mary Bonauto, Civil Rights Project Director at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), was announced as one of the 2014 recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Award, which acknowledges the most talented and accomplished artists, scholars, and professionals across the country.
In several unique amicus briefs to be submitted today to the U.S. Court of Appeals in the 5th Circuit, scores of first responders, law enforcement, faith leaders and businesses urged the court to end Texas' ban on same-sex marriage.
Today, as part of its “Reform the Platform” campaign to remove anti-gay language from the 2016 GOP national platform, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry is visiting Nevada to hold a series of meetings with state GOP officials and like-minded activists.