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 a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver heard oral arguments in Kitchen v. Herbert, a federal case challenging Utah’s ban on marriage for gay couples.
As federal appeals courts begin to hear marriage cases across the country, Freedom to Marry released a national television ad featuring former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson. Simpson, a Republican, represented Wyoming for 18 years and held senior leadership positions.
Today U.S. District Judge Timothy Black announced that he will strike down part of a constitutional amendment in Ohio that denies legal respect to gay couples who have gotten married. He will issue the ruling on or before April 14.
Next week a three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver is set to hear a significant case on the freedom to marry for gay couples.
Today Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the federal government would respect the legal marriages of same-sex couples in Michigan.
Today Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer of San Diego became a chair of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, joining fellow chairs Kasim Reed of Atlanta; Julián Castro of San Antonio; Michael Nutter of Philadelphia; Annise Parker of Houston; Greg Stanton of Phoenix; and Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles.
Today Freedom to Marry announced that former Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent has joined the $1 million public education campaign Southerners for the Freedom to Marry as its newest honorary co-chair.
Next month, freedom to marry cases in Utah and Oklahoma will be heard by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, the first marriage cases to be heard by an appellate court since the Windsor ruling striking down the core of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
As part of its ongoing multi-million dollar campaign to finish the job and secure the freedom to marry nationwide, Freedom to Marry today announced Kevin Nix as its new communications director. A veteran of the movement, Nix joins Freedom to Marry after years of experience in a series of battles.
In the first trial on marriage for gay couples since California’s Hollingsworth v. Perry – and only the second since the first-ever freedom to marry trial in Hawaii in 1996 -- a federal judge today issued a landmark ruling that Michigan’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional.