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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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Press Releases

NM Concludes Session Upholding the Freedom to Marry with Bipartisan Support


In an historic victory for the freedom to marry in New Mexico, the state’s legislative session ended today and by its inaction, resoundingly rejected a proposal that sought to strike down the state Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling for marriage.

Oregon AG Refuses to Defend State Anti-Marriage Amendment


Today Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said she will no longer defend Oregon’s state ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

Federal judge declares Virginia’s marriage ban unconstitutional


Today a federal judge ruled the Virginia ban on the freedom to marry unconstitutional. The ruling was stayed pending appeal.

Salt Lake City’s Becker Joins Mayors for the Freedom to Marry


Today, more than a month after officiating marriages for same-sex couples in Utah, Mayor Ralph Becker of Salt Lake City joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry.

2014 Indiana Anti-Gay Ballot Measure Killed


Today, the Indiana Senate agreed with the House and advanced for final consideration an amended version of a proposed constitutional amendment to ban the freedom to marry.

Bush-Appointed Federal Judge Rules Kentucky to Respect Married Same-Sex Couples


Today a federal judge ruled that Kentucky must respect marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states.

Texas Federal Court Holds First-Ever Marriage Hearing


Today a federal court in San Antonio held the first-ever hearing on marriage for same-sex couples in Texas.

Federal Govt. Extends Additional Protections to Married Same-Sex Couples


Today the Department of Justice issued a memo extending new federal protections to legally married same-sex couples, including in the states that still discriminate against their marriages.

Scotland Gives Final Approval to Freedom to Marry Bill


Today Scotland gave final approval to a bill that allows same-sex couples to marry.

Obama Highlights Marriage in State of the Union


Today in his fifth annual State of the Union presidential address, President Obama highlighted his commitment to expanding same-sex couples' freedom to marry by remarking, "Across the country, we're partnering with mayors, governors, and state legislatures on issues from homelessness to marriage equality."

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