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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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Press Releases

Supreme Court Strikes Down Central Part of DOMA, Dismisses Prop 8 Case on Standing


The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a central part of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act today, ruling that DOMA’s Section 3, which denies legally married same-sex couples the federal protections and responsibilities triggered by marriage, violates the equal protection clause of the Constitution.

LGBT Advocacy Groups Stand With Civil Rights Counterparts in Disappointment at Voting Rights Ruling


Washington, DC – Today, the Supreme Court struck down the central part of the Voting Rights Act, invalidating crucial protections passed by Congress in 1965 and renewed four times in the decades since. The sharply divided decision will significantly reduce the federal government’s role in overseeing voting laws in areas with a history of discrimination against African-Americans.

Evan Wolfson to be Interviewed by CBS’s Lesley Stahl at Pride Event


On Tuesday, June 25, Freedom to Marry’s founder and president, Evan Wolfson, will be interviewed by “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl at a New York City Pride event, “Pride in the Workplace,” sponsored by McGraw Hill Financial in partnership with CBS.

Murkowski Becomes 3rd GOP Senator to Support Freedom to Marry


Today Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska announced her support for the freedom to marry, becoming the third Republican senator to speak out in favor of marriage.

Military Campaign Releases Video Featuring Straight Allies for Equality


Today, Freedom to Marry and Outserve-SLDN released the latest video in their “Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry” campaign series, featuring three prominent straight allies – Retired Rear Admiral Jamie Barnett, Army Major Mary Bergner, and former Congressman and Army Captain Patrick Murphy – speaking out in support of married gay and lesbian service members.

Married Gay Dads Highlighted in Video as Father’s Day Approaches


With Father’s Day quickly approaching, the Campaign for Southern Equality and Freedom to Marry today released “A Tale of Two Dads,” a video featuring Mark Maxwell and Timothy Young of Winston-Salem, NC, and their family.

Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry Expands


Today, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry announced the addition of dozens of new leaders and a video campaign targeting conservative leaders in the Washington, DC metro area.

Freedom to Marry Leader Available to Discuss Supreme Court Marriage Rulings


The Supreme Court of the United States is scheduled to rule this month on Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case that challenges the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which stripped the freedom to marry from same-sex couples in California in 2008; and United States v. Windsor, which challenges the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevents legally married same-sex couples from receiving more than 1,100 federal protections automatically granted to opposite-sex couples.

Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta Records Familia es Familia PSA in Support of the Freedom to Marry


Today Familia es Familia, the national partnership to grow support for the freedom to marry and LGBT equality and inclusion within the Latino community, released a new online public education advertisement featuring civil rights leader Dolores Huerta speaking out on the importance of marriage for same-sex couples.

Freedom to Marry/SAGE Panel Illustrates DOMA’s Harms on Older Couples


Washington, DC – With a Supreme Court decision expected this month in two marriage cases, Freedom to Marry and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) held a panel this morning on the harms of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act on older same-sex couples. The panel, held at the National Press Club, was moderated by political strategist and CNN commentator Hilary Rosen.

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