Freedom To Marry

The gay and non-gay partnership working to win marriage equality nationwide

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About Us

Freedom to Marry, Main Office             phone: 212.851.8418
116 West 23rd St, Suite 500                    fax: 646.375.2069
New York, NY 10011                               email: info@freedomtomarry.org

 

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. Freedom to Marry brings the work of its partner organizations and their many approaches — litigation, legislation, direct action, and public education — into a larger whole, a shared civil rights campaign that fosters heightened outreach to non-gay allies.

Freedom to Marry encourages dialogue with Americans thinking through the need to end discrimination in marriage, provides support to targeted state and local efforts, and promotes fairness for all families, including same-sex couples and the children raised by gay parents. By working to secure equal access to marriage, we help reinforce our country's historic commitment to freedom, the pursuit of happiness, and equal justice for all.

As we advance toward full marriage equality, we promote gains along the way for all families, including same-sex couples and the children raised by gay parents. By working to end the exclusion of same-sex couples and their families from marriage, we help reinforce our country's historic commitment to freedom of religion and the separation of church and state. By ending sex discrimination in marriage, much as we ended race discrimination in marriage a generation ago, we are building a better America, protecting and supporting families, children, and the freedom of choice for all.

Freedom to Marry enhances progress toward marriage equality by filling four principal roles:

  • Strategy and Support Center for our local and state partners;
  • Catalyst that drives and influences the national debate on the freedom to marry;
  • Partnership and Alliance-Builder enlisting local, regional, and national non-gay allies and non-gay public support; and
  • Regrantor and Engine of Funding to augment local, state and national freedom to marry efforts, while advising funders and assisting local organizations' stimulation of their own funding.

Freedom to Marry works closely with every organization — gay and non-gay, national and local — taking part in this effort to end discrimination in marriage. Freedom to Marry has a talented and diverse staff and a Steering Committee that includes non-gay allies, civil rights activists, and experts.

Freedom to Marry has already begun implementing a focused, ambitious work-plan with our non-gay and gay partners, assisting in mounting multi-year strategic campaigns in several states as well as nationally. Once our goal of justice is achieved, this organization will cease operations.

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Founded in January 2003, Freedom to Marry is a non-partisan, not-for-profit 501c(3) organization.

 

For press inquires and further information, contact:

Sean Eldridge, Director of Communications - sean [at] freedomtomarry.org

 

Where Can Gay Couples Get Married?

 

 

 

 

 


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Support the Respect for Marriage Act to Repeal DOMA

Support the Respect for Marriage Act by contacting your legislative leaders and friends.(Link)

Learn More About ‘Our Families Count’

Make sure LGBT families and people are accurately counted in the 2010 census.(Link)

A Decade of Progress on LGBT Rights

A new report shows the past 10 years have been a period of dramatic gains in equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in America, including sharp increases in the number of LGBT Americans protected by family recognition legislation at the state level. (Link)

Freedom to Marry Week 2010

Learn more about the 13th annual Freedom to Marry Week, February 8-14, 2010. (Link)