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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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Angela Dallara, Media Relations Manager - angela [at] - 315.207.3983

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Press Releases

Federal Judge Rules Arizona Must Respect Same-Sex Couple’s Marriage


Today a federal judge ruled that the state of Arizona must respect the marriage of military veterans Fred McQuire and George Martinez, for the purposes of being listed as married on a death certificate.

Utah Submits Final Request Urging Supreme Court to Rule on Freedom to Marry


Today the state of Utah completed the paperwork asking the Supreme Court to review the 10th Circuit’s ruling in Herbert v. Kitchen, affirming the freedom to marry and legal respect for same-sex couples’ marriages in Utah.

9th Circuit Hears Nevada, Idaho, and Hawaii Marriage Cases


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.

Amici Briefs Filed With the Supreme Court


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.

7th Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down Indiana and Wisconsin Marriage Bans


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.

7th Circuit Hears Landmark Indiana and Wisconsin Freedom to Marry Cases


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.

Freedom to Marry President Evan Wolfson Receives Highest Honor from National LGBT Bar Association


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.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Announces Support of the Freedom to Marry


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.

Supreme Court Stays Virginia Marriage Case


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.

Cincinnati Mayor Urges 6th Circuit to Strike Down Marriage Ban


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.

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