Freedom to Marry

Freedom to Marry is the gay and non-gay partnership working to win marriage equality nationwide. Headed by Evan Wolfson, one of America's leading civil rights advocates and lawyers, Freedom to Marry brings new resources and a renewed context of urgency and opportunity to this social justice movement.

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Friday, June 26, 2015
Victory at Last: SCOTUS Rules for the Freedom to Marry Nationwide, Once and for All
Today, June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued a historic, sweeping ruling in favor of the freedom to marry in Obergefell v. Hodges. The unprecedented decision, decades in the making, will soon bring the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the country, ending marriage...
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Friday, April 24, 2015
Freedom to Marry, Religious Institute to Host National Weekend of Prayer
With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments in marriage cases on Tuesday April 28 , Freedom to Marry in partnership with the Religious Institute and 18 other religious organizations is hosting the National Weekend of Prayer for the Freedom to Marry . Nearly 300 congregations representing...
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Mary Bonauto & Douglas Hallward-Driemeier to Argue Marriage Cases at SCOTUS
In just under a month, on April 28, lawyers Mary Bonauto and Douglas Hallward-Driemier will present arguments to the United States Supreme Court on the question of the freedom to marry in the marriage cases currently before the Court. Mary Bonauto, who is the Civil Rights Project Director at Gay...
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Washington Post Ad Showcases Broad Business Support for the Freedom to Marry Nationwide
Freedom to Marry today ran a full-page ad in the Washington Post highlighting the nearly 400 businesses that submitted a friend-of-the-court-brief on Friday in support of the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Of the 379 businesses on the brief, more than half – 196 – had not previously signed...
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Friday, March 06, 2015
Mayors for the Freedom to Marry Submits Amicus Brief on Marriage to Supreme Court
Three years after its launch in 2012, Mayors for the Freedom to Marry today signed onto a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to end marriage discrimination nationwide. The brief includes 226 individually named mayors as well as 40 cities across the country, from towns as small as...
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Friday, January 16, 2015
It’s Official: The Supreme Court Will Review the Freedom to Marry in 2015!
Today, January 16, the United States Supreme Court announced that this year, they will hear arguments in a case on the question of whether same-sex couples should have the freedom to marry and if anti-marriage laws nationwide should be struck down as unconstitutional. The Court granted review of an...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Federal Judge Rules Denying the Freedom to Marry in South Carolina is Unconstitutional
Today, U.S. District Court Judge Gergel ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in South Carolina, striking down the state's ban on marriage between same-sex couples. This ruling came after the United States Supreme Court denied review in five cases involving the freedom to marry, including a case...
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Friday, October 17, 2014
Arizona Becomes 31st State with Same-Sex Couples’ Freedom to Marry
Today Arizona Republican Attorney General Tom Horne announced that he will not appeal a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick, which held that Arizona’s law denying the freedom to marry to same-sex couples is unconstitutional. Arizona is now the 31st state where same-sex couples can...
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Tuesday, October 07, 2014
9th Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms the Freedom to Marry
Today the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed same-sex couples’ freedom to marry in cases out of Idaho and Nevada. The ruling paves also the way for the freedom to marry in Alaska, Montana, and Arizona. Evan Wolfson , president of Freedom to Marry, released the following statement: "Today's...
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Monday, October 06, 2014
Supreme Court Lets Marriage Wins Stand
oday the Supreme Court denied review of five cases seeking the freedom to marry, leaving standing marriage victories in several federal circuits and opening the door to the freedom to marry in many more states, while deferring for another day the national resolution that Freedom to Marry,...
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