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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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Press Releases

Report: 10% of the World’s Population Live in Places Where Gay Couples Have the Freedom to Marry


A new analysis released by Australian researcher Tony Pitman and confirmed by Freedom to Marry shows that more than one in every ten people across the world live in a nation or state where same-sex couples have the freedom to marry.

Republican-Appointed State Judge Overturns Colorado’s Marriage Ban


Today Adams County District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree struck down Colorado’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, becoming the latest of more than 20 federal and state judges to rule in favor of the freedom to marry in recent months. Judge Crabtree was appointed by Republican Governor Bill Owens in June 2001. The ruling was immediately stayed pending appeal.

Utah Attorney General to Appeal Freedom to Marry Case to U.S. Supreme Court


Today Utah attorney general Sean Reyes announced that he will ask the Supreme Court to review a June ruling in Kitchen v. Herbert.

Bush-Appointed Federal Judge Strikes Down Kentucky Ban on the Freedom to Marry


Today a Republican-appointed federal judge ruled that Kentucky’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from the freedom to marry is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II was appointed by President George H. W. Bush in 1992, on the recommendation of current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Victory: 10th Circuit Rules for the Freedom to Marry


Today the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled in favor of same-sex couples’ freedom to marry, upholding a marriage ruling out of Utah in December.

Federal Judge Rules Indiana Marriage Ban Unconstitutional


Today U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled that Indiana’s state law denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry violates the U.S. Constitution, becoming the latest of more than 20 federal and state judges to rule in favor of the freedom to marry in recent months.

One Year After Historic Windsor Ruling: Momentum for the Freedom to Marry Reaches Record Highs


This Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in U.S. v. Windsor, which struck down the core of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act and found marriage discrimination unconstitutional.

U.S. Conference of Mayors Calls on U.S. Supreme Court to Promptly Rule in Favor of Marriage


At its annual meeting today in Dallas, the U.S. Conference of Mayors overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on federal courts, including the Supreme Court, to expeditiously bring an end to marriage discrimination against gay couples nationwide.

Louisville’s Fischer Joins Mayors for the Freedom to Marry


In advance of a meeting by the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Dallas, Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville today joined Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based and nonpartisan group of mayors who believe that all people should be able to share in the love and commitment of marriage.

Administration Moves to Provide Federal Protections to Married Gay Couples


Today Freedom to Marry applauded the Obama Administration’s announcement that it will take additional steps to more fully meet the constitutional requirement of equal treatment of married gay couples.

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