Summer for Marriage Tour

Freedom to Marry and our partners are organizing events across the country to send the message that all loving and committed couples deserve the freedom to marry. Find an event near you:

Summer for Marriage Blog Posts

NOM strategist comes out in support of the freedom to marry

As a leading strategist for the National Organization for Marriage came out in support of the freedom to marry today, our Online Organizer Cameron Tolle reflects on the power of personal stories in changing hearts and minds.

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A New Kind Of Outing

The Human Rights Campaign and the Courage Campaign this week launched a new Web site,, which provides details of some of the backers of the National Organization for Marriage.

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Voices for Equality: Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of ‘Peter, Paul & Mary’

In reaction to the National Organization for Marriage using their recording of "This Land Is Your Land" on its so-called "Summer for Marriage Tour", the remaining members of Peter, Paul & Mary sent a letter of protest to NOM: "...the philosophy of the National Organization for Marriage is directly contrary to the advocacy position Peter, Paul & Mary have held for decades."

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Kerry Eleveld: ‘If you don’t support marriage equality, you don’t support equality.’

Kelly Eleveld discusses The Washington Post's endorsement of an anti-gay candidate: "When The Washington Post endorsed Delano Hunter for D.C. City Council it endorsed homophobia by justifying his stance against marriage equality.

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Summer for Marriage: Love, Commitment, & the #NOMTourFail

Freedom to Marry's Online Organizer Cameron Tolle reflects on the Summer for Marriage tour that mobilized over 4,000 supporters of the freedom to marry to speak out for equality.

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Prop 8 court rulings move pendulum toward marriage equality

NOM's Summer for Marriage tour makes its second to last stop in Harrisburg, PA later this week. In this morning's Harrisburg Patriot news, Ted Martin, the Executive Director of Equality Pennsylvania, and Andy Hoover, the Legislative Director for the ACLU of Pennsylvania, discuss the future of the freedom to marry in light of the federal court's recent ground breaking decision on Proposition 8

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Video: NOM’s assault on the family

NOM is conducting a bus tour through the eastern states. Attendance has been sad and pathetic, but they’ve been perfecting their message: We’re just a sweet, kindly group of traditional people, and those hateful, intolerant gays are attacking us. It’s canny public relations.

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Georgia Couples Tell Their Stories of Love, Commitment, and Marriage

Our friends at Georgia Equality have put together an incredible video series telling the stories of real families in Atlanta who have been harmed by marriage discrimination. Many of the folks featured in these videos are well known members of the community who have devoted their lives to making Atlanta a better place. Despite their devotion to the community, their loving and committed relationships have no legal recognitions. Take a minute and watch these inspiring couples tell their stories:

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“Celebrate Our Families Day” in Tampa & Orlando

Sunday was a stormy day across Florida, blinding rain and slippery roads - a perfect day to stay home. But we didn't. Nor did the nearly 200 folks who came out to the "Celebrate Our Families" events in Tampa and Orlando.

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Upcoming Summer for Marriage Events: GA, FL, NC, WV, PA, and DC

Freedom to Marry's Summer for Marriage Tour wraps up next week with events in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. The tour, which was originally organized in response to the National Organization for Marriage's anti-gay “One Man, One Woman” bus tour, has highlighted widespread support for the freedom to marry with supporters of equality outnumbering NOM’s supporters on all 16 stops thus far

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