TV Ads and Online Videos
In its successful campaign to win marriage nationwide, Freedom to Marry produced dozens of online videos and TV ads to tell emotionally powerful stories of couples, families, allies, unlikely messengers to build a critical mass of public support and drive the media narrative. Select a category below to view TV ads and/or online videos.
Until We Could - Richard Blanco
Until We Could, a gorgeous video poem written by Richard Blanco, celebrates love and the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. The film is narrated by Golden Globe winning actress…
Gail and Audrey: An Unexpected Love Story
"Have you meet my wife?" that's how Audrey Smaltz introduces people to her wife former Olympian Gail Marquis. "Foremost in My Mind" is a vivid portrait of their life and marriage.
Love Wins at the Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling overturning state bans on the freedom to marry making it possible for same-sex couples to marry across the country. For more info, visit…
Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry: The Story of Monica and Naomi
Gay and lesbian service members risked their lives to protect ours while their families were denied the critical protections of marriage because of the so-called Defense of…
Rep. John Lewis is a Southerner for the Freedom to Marry
"I fought too hard and too long against discrimination based on race and color not to stand up - and speak up - against discrimination against our gay and lesbian brothers and…
10 Years of the Freedom to Marry
10 years since the beginning of the freedom to marry in United States and the founding of Freedom to Marry, we celebrated how far we'd come with this video retrospective.
Mayors - Why We Support Marriage
Mayors from across the country tell why they are Mayors for the Freedom to Marry.
Lance Bass for the Freedom to Marry
Mississippi residents Lance Bass and his fiancé Michael Turchin share why they are Southerners for the Freedom to Marry.
Evan Wolfson Reflects on Decade of Momentum for Marriage
Published by Freedom to Marry on July 9, 2015 "We celebrate tonight the Freedom to Marry strategy that - through the movement's embrace, involvement, and investment - brought us…
Margaret Hoover Introduces Evan Wolfson at ‘Cheers to 10 Years’ Event
"'Godfather of gay marriage;' 'Choreographer of gay marriage,' 'Shaman, Magi, Wizard of gay marriage.' Yes, absolutely. All true." - CNN contributor and best-selling author…
Utah Family Supports Marriage for Gay Couples
Drs. Wendy Matis and Dale Smith celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary by talking about their family and why the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Utah matters to them.
Laura Benanti performs live a new Andrew Lippa song
Tony Award winning actress and singer Laura Benanti performs an original song by Tony and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Lippa for the 10th anniversary celebration of Freedom to…
Vice-President Joe Biden’s Speech Celebrating the Freedom to Marry
Vice-President Joe Biden delivered this speech at Freedom to Marry's event on July 9, 2015 celebrating the national marriage victory at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Evan Wolfson: Celebrating the National Marriage Victory
This speech was delivered by Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry, at the July 9, 2015 celebration of the national victory on marriage.
Latinos for the Freedom to Marry - Spanish
Latinos in the United States are ready for the freedom to marry. Video in Spanish.
Latinos for the Freedom to Marry
Latinos across America are ready for the freedom to marry nationwide.
Historic Marriage Plaintiffs Gathering on Eve of Supreme Court Argument
On the eve of the historic Supreme Court oral arguments on marriage, Freedom to Marry brought together plaintiffs and attorneys from more than 30 states, representing more than 55…
It’s Time for the Freedom to Marry
As the Supreme Court prepared to hear oral arguments on the freedom to marry on April 28, Freedom to Marry ran this ad nationally on TV and online showing that "It’s time.…
Alabama: All Families Deserve Respect
Freedom to Marry ran this TV ad in Alabama to highlight the urgent needed for the freedom to marry in the state.
Texas police officers: Freedom means freedom for everyone
Three police officers from Fort Worth, Texas talk about why they support the freedom to marry in Texas - and speak out on their support for their colleague Chris Gorrie, a…
Love for Everyone
Celebrating a year of big wins and marking the need to finish the job, Freedom to Marry ran this ten second video billboard titled "Love for Everyone" featuring three diverse…
Brian and Paul: Say Only Yes
For Brian and Paul, a binational couple who married in New York, "marriage" is far more than just a word. "Marriage is the part where you say, 'I'm going to be there till the end…
Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry
Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry represented the rapidly growing numbers of young conservatives across the country that agree all Americans should be able to share in…
The Huntsman Sisters Support the Freedom to Marry
The freedom to marry is not a partisan value and is consistent with basic conservative values of responsibility and community, limited government and individual freedom. The…
Margaret Hoover Supports the Freedom to Marry
The freedom to marry is not a partisan value and is consistent with basic conservative values of responsibility and community, limited government and individual freedom.
A Tale of Two Dads
Mark Maxwell and Tim Young of North Carolina are foster parents to four boys ranging in age from 13 to 24. They were unable to jointly adopt the boys in North Carolina. The video…
Charlie and Karen: A Military Love Story
Karen Morgan's wife, Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan, died of breast cancer. Now, in the wake of her family's loss, Morgan faced financial uncertainty amid her grief, because…
A Major and Her Wife on the Effects of DOMA
Major Shannon McLaughlin and her wife, Casey McLaughlin show how the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) hurt them and their young twins.
Will and Arlene Brewster - Maine
Retired Episcopal Priest Will Brewster and his wife, Arlene, talk about their son Hal and their personal journey to support Question 1, which will allow same-sex couples to receive…
Eric and Jen - Mainers United for Marriage
Eric and Jen Humphrey talk about what marriage means to them and why they're voting "Yes" on Question 1. Eric and Jen support the freedom to marry for all loving, committed…
Meet the McLaughlins
Major Shannon McLaughlin and her wife Casey McLaughlin talk about how the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits the federal government from honoring legal marriages of…
Amy Wilton, Photographer - Mainers United for Marriage
Amy talks about what allowing marriage for loving, committed same-sex couples will mean for her as a wedding photographer and why she's voting "Yes" on Question 1.
Chad and Lisa Johnson For Washington United For Marriage
A pair of Seattle neighbors talk about getting to know the family next door, and how that changed their view of the freedom to marry.
Rev. Rich and Cathy Lang For Washington United For Marriage
Rev. Rich Lang, of the University Temple Methodist Church in Seattle, and his wife Cathy, examine their reflections on the freedom to marry. Married for 29 years and the parents of…
Faith Leaders For Washington United For Marriage
Five different faith leaders make clear that R74 fully protects religious freedom while allowing all, loving committed couples in Washington to marry the person they love.
Chris Morningstar for Washington United for Marriage
Chris Morningstar, a mom and grandmother from Washington shares why she believes her lesbian daughter should have the freedom to marry.
Robin and Stephen Boehler for Washington United for Marriage
Robin and Stephen Boehler of Mercer Island, WA speak out on behalf of their youngest daughter Sara, who is gay and engaged to be married to her longtime partner.
Meet the Hendersons
Airman First Class Daniel Henderson and his husband Jerret Henderson talk about how the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibited the federal government from honoring…
This moving video features Yvonne and Fred, from Duluth, Minnesota, talking about why marriage has mattered so much during their life together-- and how they wouldn't want to deny…
Republican Washington State Senator Cheryl Pflug - Freedom
Republican State Senator Cheryl Pflug shares her thoughts on the freedom to marry for all.
The Gardner Family - Why Marriage Matters Maine
Harlan Gardner of Machias, ME joined by four generations of his family, talks about what marriage means to him and why it matters to the gay and lesbian people in his life.
Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland
Tacoma, WA Mayor Marilyn Strickland talks about her support for the freedom to marry.
Tammy and Rachel Reim-Ledbetter
Tammy and Rachel Reim-Ledbetter of Bonny Lake, WA share why marriage matters to them.
Booed Soldier and Husband Boo the Defense of Marriage Act
Captain Steve M. Hill and his husband, Joshua Snyder, discuss how the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibited the federal government from honoring legal marriages of…
Cancer-Stricken Soldier Fights for Her Life and Her Family’s Equality
Army National Guard Chief Charlie Morgan and her wife Karen Morgan talk about how the so-called Defense of Marriage Act hurt their family. Pledge to stand with military families…
Win More States Fund Update
Freedom to Marry's President Evan Wolfson gives an update on the Win More States Fund dedicating to winning marriage campaigns in Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Hampshire and…
Mayor Strickland is a Mayor for the Freedom to Marry
Tacoma, WA Mayor Marilyn Strickland speaks at the launch of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based and nonpartisan group of mayors who believe that all people should be…
Mayor Sanders is a Mayor for the Freedom to Marry
San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders speaks at the launch of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based and nonpartisan group of mayors who believe that all people should be able to…
Mayor Nutter is a Mayor for the Freedom to Marry
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter speaks at the launch of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based and nonpartisan group of mayors who believe that all people should be able…
Mayor Menino is a Mayor for the Freedom to Marry
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaks at the launch of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based and nonpartisan group of mayors who believe that all people should be able to…
Tom Cochran on Mayors for the Freedom to Marry
U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO Tom Cochran speaks at the launch of Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based and nonpartisan group of mayors who believe that all people should…
Mayors for the Freedom to Marry Launch
Freedom to Marry and the U.S. Conference of Mayors partnered to launch Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a broad-based and nonpartisan group of mayors who believe that all people…
Paul and Jennette Reddicker discuss their priest's response to their lesbian daughter, and their hope that she will be able to marry in their home.
Val and Steve describe how the values they taught their daughters led them to support marriage for same sex couples.
Evan Wolfson at the NYC LGBT Center
Evan Wolfson speaks at the community wedding reception at the NYC LGBT Center on July 24, 2011. On that day, 659 couples were married in the city.
Cristina and Monica (Spanish)
Though legally married Cristina and Monica, face possible deportation or separation because the so-called Defense of Marriage Act denies married same-sex couples immigration…
George and Farid
George and Farid are a committed couple who have been together for ten years. They own a restaurant in Brooklyn and soon they will be dads. They wanted to marry in New York.
Tobi and Janee
Tobi and Janee were married in Connecticut. Listen to them talk about why marriage is important to them. They are concerned about how the so-called Defense of Marriage Act will…
Ron and Tom’s Story
Tom and Ron's story is a stark example of the kind of injustice same-sex couples faced due to the Defense of Marriage Act.
Freedom to Marry’s Roadmap to Victory
Since 2004, a growing number of states and the District of Columbia ended same sex couple exclusion from marriage. Marriage matters to gay families and together we transformed…
Evan Wolfson Speaks at Introduction of House Bill to Repeal DOMA, the Respect for Marriage Act
Freedom to Marry Founder and President Evan Wolfson spoke at the House press conference announcing the reintroduction of the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the…
Sean Eldridge of Freedom to Marry Debates NOM Pres. Brian Brown after Removal of Iowa Judges
Sean Eldridge, Political Director of Freedom to Marry, debated Brian Brown of the so-called "National Organization for Marriage" after Iowa voters removed three Supreme Court…
Donnella talks about why marriage matters to her and Jill and why they hope to be able to marry one day.
Sylvia and Tony
A mother and father are filled with pride and joy from their lesbian daughter's marriage, but also disheartened that she had to leave their home state of Rhode Island to do it.