In 2nd Inaugural, President Obama Calls Again for Freedom to Marry


For Immediate Release

Press Contact:
Nicole Collins Bronzan
Communications Director, Freedom to Marry

Washington, DC – In his second inaugural address today, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment to the freedom to marry, referencing "our gay brothers and sisters" and calling for equal treatment of "the love we commit to one another."

Evan Wolfson, president and founder of Freedom to Marry, issued this statement:

"In his second Inaugural today, President Obama traced the moral arc from Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall, and rightly exalted the struggle for the freedom to marry as part of America's moral commitment to equality, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Freedom to Marry applauds our president and the moral leadership he has shown, the moral leadership we will continue to need until all Americans, all loving couples, all families, can share fully in the American promise we celebrate on Inauguration Day."


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.