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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.