Freedom to Marry Applauds Obama Brief Filed Against Prop 8 in Support of Marriage


Press Contact:

Angela Dallara

Communications Associate, Freedom to Marry


Washington, DC – Today President Barack Obama and the Department of Justice filed a brief in the case Hollingsworth vs. Perry, opposing Proposition 8, which stripped same-sex couples of the freedom to marry in California in 2008.

Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, released the following statement:

“In his inaugural address, Pres. Obama spoke of the nation's destination – liberty, equality, and inclusion for all.  In its friend of the court brief filed today, the Justice Department provided the legal roadmap, calling on the Supreme Court to uphold the Constitution's command of equal protection under the law.  It is time for the justices, like our president and the majority of Americans, to embrace the freedom to marry and get our country on the right side of history.”


Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide. We are pursuing our Roadmap to Victory by working to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination. We partner with individuals and organizations across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and the protections, responsibilities, and commitment that marriage brings.