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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.

For press inquires and further information, contact:

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

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Press Releases

May 17: 10-Year Anniversary of Marriage for Gay Couples in America


Ten years ago this week, Massachusetts became the first state in America where same-sex couples could marry.

As Marriage Advances Through Courts, Freedom to Marry Launches Midwest Campaign


With marriage cases being considered by courts throughout the Midwest, Freedom to Marry today launched a public education campaign to highlight the bipartisan support for marriage for same-sex couples.

Federal Judge Rules Idaho Marriage Ban Unconstitutional


Today U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale ruled that Idaho’s discriminatory state constitutional amendment denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry in Idaho and respect for legal marriages between same-sex couples violates the U.S. Constitution.

4th Circuit Hears Landmark Virginia Marriage Case


Today a three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond heard the oral argument in Bostic v. Schaefer, a federal case challenging Virginia’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

Arkansas Judge Strikes Down Marriage Ban


Today Judge Chris Piazza of Arkansas upheld same-sex couples' freedom to marry, striking down the state’s discriminatory constitutional amendment and becoming one of more than a dozen judges to rule in favor of the freedom to marry since last year’s Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Windsor.

For Mother’s Day, Freedom to Marry Launches Ad on Utah Family’s Support for Gay Son


For Mother’s Day, Freedom to Marry and Utah Unites for Marriage released an ad featuring the family of Drs. Wendy Matis and Dale Smith of Millcreek, talking about their support for their gay son and marriage for same-sex couples in Utah.

Freedom to Marry Airs TV Ad Featuring Purple Heart Recipient and Vietnam Veteran


Today Freedom to Marry and Freedom Oklahoma released a statewide television ad featuring Ed Cuyler, a retired Army colonel, and his wife Robbie talking about their lesbian daughter Deedra and their support for marriage.

U.S. Marks Decade of Same-Sex Couples Marrying as Freedom to Marry Celebrates 10th Anniversary


Ten years ago Massachusetts became the first state in America where same-sex couples could share in the freedom to marry.

Opponents Scrambling as “Reform the Platform” Initiative Launches


Two anti-freedom-to-marry organizations released an advocacy poll this week showing the Republican base opposes marriage for gay couples.

Freedom to Marry Takes Home Awards for Digital Work, Leadership


This week, Freedom to Marry was named an official honoree for the 2014 Webby Awards – called the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times – for a video produced as part of its “Freedom to Serve” video series.

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