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.
Evan Wolfson Delivers Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) Commencement Speech
Evan Wolfson addresses the Class of 2016 at NEIU, calling for big, collaborative moves from the graduates.
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…
Richard and John
Richard and John just celebrated 61 years as a couple. They desperately wanted to marry in New York. Haven't they waited long enough?
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…
Who We Are As Southerners: #AmericaIsReady
America is ready for marriage for same-sex couples. Jessica and Chi and their daughter Nailah from Alabama share why marriage matters to their family.
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…
What makes a gay soldier different from a straight soldier?
Gay and straight service members risk their lives to protect our country. But, the military is forced to treat them differently because of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
Mayors - Why We Support Marriage
Mayors from across the country tell why they are Mayors for the Freedom to Marry.
Sen. Alan Simpson Supports the Freedom to Marry
Former US Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming talks about how Republican values support 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…
“One Day,” Composed by Andrew Lippa, Performed by Laura Benanti
To close our 'Cheers to 10 Years,' Tony and Grammy Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa joined Tony winner Laura Benanti and a 7-piece orchestra on stage for the debut performance…
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.
Tallahassee Mayor John Marks for the Freedom to Marry
Tallahassee Mayor John Marks shares why he supports the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. "This is the right thing to do. Individuals have rights and freedoms, and we need 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.
#LoveWins: A celebration of the freedom to marry
To commemorate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of the freedom to marry nationwide, we present this celebration of love. Because in the end, #LoveWins.
Latinos for the Freedom to Marry - Spanish
Latinos in the United States are ready for the freedom to marry. Video in Spanish.
A Proud Florida Father Proclaims: “Let People Get Married”
Florida father George Smith shares the story of his evolution to support the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in an ad created by Equality Florida and Freedom to Marry.
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…
The Freedom to Marry Comes to Alabama
On February 9, the freedom to marry came to Alabama and hundreds of same-sex couples got married. This is the story of that amazing day.
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.
It’s Time for the Freedom to Marry
Freedom to Marry launched this television ad to underscore the urgent need for the freedom to marry nationwide.
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…
Straight Allies for the Freedom to Marry
Retired Admiral Jamie Barnett, former congressman Patrick Murphy and Army Major Mary Bergner explain why the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell wasn't enough to make gay and lesbian…
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…
Meghan McCain 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. Meghan…
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.
Bill and John: More Than Ever
Bill and John have been together for 54 years. There story shows clearly why the freedom to marry matters to gay and lesbian couples.
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 Marine and his soon to be husband on DOMA
Marine Captain Matthew Phelps will be transferred to Japan this summer. He and his soon-to-be husband Ben Schock talked about how the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)…
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…
Lynne and Greg Behrendt
Lynne and Greg Behrendt believe the most important values children can learn are the ones taught at home.
Rep. Linda Sanchez Talks About Anti-LGBT Bullying
Rep. Linda Sanchez talks about anti-LGBT bullying and her support of the Familia es Familia campaign.
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.
Maureen Walsh For Washington United For Marriage
WA State Representative Maureen Walsh, whose floor speech in favor of the bipartisan marriage law this winter generated over 2-million YouTube views, talks about her own marriage…
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…
Brotherhood - Mainers United for Marriage
Firefighters Andrew, Dave, Eric and Ryan talk about trust, respect and why they're voting "Yes" on Question 1. They know marriage matters to ALL Maine families.
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.
Sarah Longwell makes the conservative case for the freedom to marry
Sarah Longwell, a member of the Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry leadership committee, talks with Thom Hartmann about why she as a conservative supports the freedom to…
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…
What a Conservative Former Marine Thinks About Gays and Marriage
Former Marine Craig Stowell talks about why he as a conservative supports the freedom to marry for all loving and committed couples. Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry…
Republican Washington State Senator Cheryl Pflug - Freedom
Republican State Senator Cheryl Pflug shares her thoughts on the freedom to marry for all.
Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry - Second Video
Freedom and family are core conservative values, and now is the time for a rising generation of voters and leaders to embrace these virtues and join Young Conservatives for the…
Pablo Monroy for Washington United for Marriage
First generation American Pablo Monroy shares his personal story of coming out as gay and why marriage matters to him.
Tammy and Rachel Reim-Ledbetter
Tammy and Rachel Reim-Ledbetter of Bonny Lake, WA share why marriage matters to them.
Audra McDonald Supports President Obama on Marriage
Four time Tony Award winning singer and actress Audra McDonald tells why she supports President Obama's announcement of his support for the freedom to marry. Audra is nominated for…
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…
Mayor Villaraigosa is a Mayor for the Freedom to Marry
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa 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 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 Parker is a Mayor for the Freedom to Marry
Houston Mayor Annise Parker 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 Bloomberg is a Mayor for the Freedom to Marry
New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg 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…
Faith and Marriage
While clergy will never be forced to go against their religious beliefs, Pastor Michael Gray and his wife Robyn describe how their faith supported their journey toward support of…
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.
Love and Marriage
In this video from Freedom to Marry, four couples talk about the true meaning of marriage-- love, commitment and family.
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 with English subtitles)
Though legally married, Cristina and Monica faced possible deportation or separation because the so-called Defense of Marriage Act denied 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.
Cristina and Monica
Though legally married, Cristina and Monica face possible deportation or separation because the so-called Defense of Marriage Act denied married same-sex couples immigration…
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 Sean Eldridge Debates NOM’s Maggie Gallagher after Prop 8 Ruling
Sean Eldridge, Political Director of Freedom to Marry, debated Maggie Gallagher of the so-called "National Organization for Marriage" after a federal judge struck down California's…
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’s Brian Brown on DOMA
Sean Eldridge, Political Director of Freedom to Marry, debates Brian Brown of the so-called "National Organization for Marriage" about President Obama's decision to stop defending…
Donnella talks about why marriage matters to her and Jill and why they hope to be able to marry one day.