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Amici Briefs to the 5th Circuit in ‘DeLeon v. Perry,’ Texas Marriage Case

This fall, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit will consider the appeal of a February 2014 ruling in favor of the freedom to marry in Texas. Dozens of "friends of the court" have filed briefs in the case, De Leon v. Perry, urging the 5th Circuit to affirm the ruling and pave the way for the freedom to marry in Texas.

About Us: Freedom to Marry’s Top Media Hits

Freedom to Marry spokespeople have been making the case for marriage in various media outlets for decades. Here is a selection of some of the best articles and speeches that reflect Freedom to Marry's strategy to win marriage nationwide for all loving and committed same-sex couples.

2014 Resolution on the Freedom to Marry by the U.S. Conference of Mayors

The United States Conference of Mayors reaffirms its support of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples and urges the federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, to speedily bring national resolution by ruling in favor of the freedom to marry nationwide.

Evan Wolfson Reflects on Decade of Momentum - and What’s Left to Do - at Cheers to 10 Years

All of this progress, this joy, this momentum, didn’t just happen. It wasn’t the product of one organization, one person, one case, one state, one battle, or even one decade. We celebrate tonight the Freedom to Marry strategy that - through the movement’s embrace, involvement, and investment - brought us this momentum and progress and will bring us to our goal: the freedom to marry nationwide.

Reform the Platform: Proposed Language for 2016 Republican Party Platform

In April 2014, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry kicked off a new campaign to "Reform the Platform," removing anti-gay, anti-marriage language from the 2016 Republican Party platform. Here is the full text of the proposed platform language.

All Together Now (A Blueprint for the Movement)

This is the piece that Evan Wolfson published in the September 11, 2001 edition of 'The Advocate,' laying out the pathway forward for the campaign to win marriage nationwide. The article serves as a blueprint for the movement for marriage.

The Demise of Federal DOMA: New Financial Planning Strategies for PA Couples

While a lawsuit in Pennsylvania is ongoing and we are uncertain of its ultimate outcome, one thing is clear. LGBT citizens, those who are residents of our commonwealth and indeed LGBT citizens across the entire nation, must re-evaluate their estate and tax planning.

Polling Memo: Majority Support for the Freedom to Marry in Non-Marriage States

A December 2013 poll conducted by Anzalone Liszt Grove in states where gay and lesbian couples do not yet have the freedom to marry finds growing momentum in support of the freedom to marry. A majority of registered voters living in these states now support allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, 51% -41%.

The Pathway Forward

Momentum for the freedom to marry continues to build. And it’s clear from the past few weeks the path ahead is dynamic and full of flashpoints, including in some of the more conservative parts of the country. This memo looks at what the recent Ohio, Oklahoma, and Utah court victories—and others potentially soon to come—mean in the context of our overall strategy to win the freedom to marry nationwide.

Tony Kushner’s Presentation of Pride Agenda’s Douglas W. Jones Leadership Award to Evan Wolfson

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson received the Douglas W. Jones Leadership Award at the Empire State Pride Agenda's fall dinner in New York City. Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter behind Angels in America and Lincoln, presented Evan with the prestigious honor.

Evan Wolfson’s Acceptance Speech for the Douglas W. Jones Leadership Award

On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Freedom to Marry founder and president Evan Wolfson received the Douglas W. Jones Leadership Award at the Empire State Pride Agenda's fall dinner in New York City.

Implementing the DOMA Ruling: Official Statements from Government Departments

Many government departments and program facilitators have issued statements on their implementation of the DOMA Supreme Court ruling. Freedom to Marry has collected a round-up of these statements below.

AFTER DOMA: What It Means For You

The demise of DOMA marks a turning point in how the United States government treats the relationships of married same-sex couples for federal programs that are linked to being married. At the same time, a turning point is part of a longer journey, not the end of the road. There is much work ahead before same-sex couples living across the nation can enjoy all the same protections as their different-sex counterparts.

Familia es Familia: Ya Es Hora

Read the 2014 update to the brochure about 'Familia es Familia' - a public education campaign co-led by dozens of Latino organizations and Freedom to Marry that works to build and amplify support for gay and lesbian people, and the freedom to marry for same-sex couples, in the Latino community.

‘Same-Sex Marriage and Morality’ by Evan Wolfson

The full text of Freedom to Marry founder and President Evan Wolfson's thesis on 'Same-Sex Marriage and Morality: The Human Rights View of the Constitution' from April 1983.

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