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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] freedomtomarry.org - 315.207.3983

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New York, NY 10011
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Press Releases

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Minnesota Republicans have rescinded the formal admonishment of Sen.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.

New Poll: Majority of Voters in Non-Marriage States Support the Freedom to Marry

1/23/2014

Today Freedom to Marry and Anzalone Liszt Grove Research released a first-of-its-kind poll showing that a majority of registered voters who live in states without the freedom to marry nevertheless support marriage for same-sex couples, with only 41% still opposed.

Federal Judge Strikes Down OK Marriage Ban; Grants Stay Pending Appeal

1/14/2014

Today a federal judge in Oklahoma struck down the state’s marriage ban, saying that the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection.

Freedom to Marry Applauds Administration’s Respect for Couples Married in Utah

1/10/2014

Today Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the federal government would respect the legal marriages of same-sex couples in Utah, estimated to be over 1,000.

Supreme Court Grants Stay on Utah Marriages for Same-Sex Couples

1/6/2014

Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay on the Utah ruling that ensured the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The stay will temporarily prevent marriages for same-sex couples pending consideration of the ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Federal Judge Says OH Must Recognize Out-of-State Marriages for Same-Sex Couples

12/23/2013

Today a federal district judge ruled that Ohio officials must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples who married out of state, for the purposes of being listed as married on death certificates.

Utah Federal Judge Strikes Down Marriage Ban for Same-Sex Couples

12/20/2013

Today a federal judge in Utah struck down the state’s marriage ban, saying that the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection.

NM Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Couples’ Freedom to Marry

12/19/2013

Today the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that excluding same-sex couples from the freedom to marry is unconstitutional under state law.

Amy Mello Joins Freedom to Marry as Field Director

12/19/2013

Gearing up for the next stage of victories in 2014 and beyond, Freedom to Marry today announced that longtime marriage organizer and field strategist Amy Mello has joined its full-time staff as Field Director. In her role, she is a key part of Freedom to Marry’s team to win more states, helping build campaigns in states where there’s the opportunity to prevail between now and 2016.

Historic Freedom to Marry Bill Passes Hawaii Legislature; Governor Will Sign Into Law

11/12/2013

Today the Hawaii Legislature approved a freedom to marry bill, putting Hawaii on track to become the 15th state where same-sex couples can marry.

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