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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

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.

6th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments in 6 Marriage Cases


Today the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati heard oral arguments in marriage cases out of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee, seeking both the full freedom to marry and in-state respect for legal marriages of same-sex couples.

Utah Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Marriage Case


Utah’s attorney general today filed an appeal asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the marriage case Kitchen v. Herbert. This is the first time a case about marriage for same-sex couples has been appealed to the Supreme Court since last year's landmark ruling.

GOP Strategist Margaret Hoover Headlines Marriage Tour Through Iowa


Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry is embarking on a three-city tour of Iowa tomorrow making the case that removing anti-gay language from the national Republican Party platform is both good politics and the right thing to do.

North Carolina Attorney General Will Not Defend State’s Marriage Ban


Today, following a ruling by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down Virginia's ban on marriage for same-sex couples, North Carolina's attorney general says his office will no longer fight lawsuits seeking to overturn the state's ban on same-sex couples' freedom to marry.

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