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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] freedomtomarry.org - 315.207.3983

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Press Releases

Federal judge declares Virginia’s marriage ban unconstitutional

2/13/2014

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

2/13/2014

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

2/13/2014

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

2/12/2014

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

2/12/2014

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

2/10/2014

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

2/4/2014

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

Obama Highlights Marriage in State of the Union

1/28/2014

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."

Indiana House Amends Anti-Gay Proposal in Step Forward for Families

1/27/2014

Today the Indiana House of Representatives amended a proposed constitutional amendment to ban the freedom to marry, removing some of the harmful language that would have banned all forms of relationship recognition for same-sex couples in the state, while leaving intact a proposed ban on couples seeking to marry.

GOP Drops Vote of No Confidence Against Marriage Supporter Petersen

1/24/2014

Minnesota Republicans have rescinded the formal admonishment of Sen. Branden Petersen that had been approved last year after his vote to legalize marriage for same-sex couples in the state of Minnesota.

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