Freedom To Marry

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

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First TV Ad Spot: "Sam Putnam"
No on 1/Protect Maine Equality
September 2009

Tells the story of Sam Putnam of Portland, who plays football and baseball, and is the pride and joy of his mother, Jennifer and her partner, Michelle. For Sam, it's pretty basic -- this is his family and he wants them to be valued and treated equally in Maine.



Second TV Ad: "Bill Whitten"
No on 1/Protect Maine Equality
September 2009

Introduces Bill Witten of Yarmouth, a former college football player and U.S. Marine. Bill has two daughters -- one gay and one straight. For Bill, it's simple -- he wants both his girls treated fairly and equally, and that includes marrying the person they love most in the world.



Equality California Launches New TV Ads
May 2009

The ads feature real couples and LGBT youth discussing why marriage matters and how inequality hurts.



Barb & Don
Equality California
May, 2009

Pride Agenda's TV ad calling for equal treatment for all New York families.



New Hampshire Freedom to Marry TV Ad
May, 2009



This Place
April, 2009

One Iowa's TV Ad to Protect the Freedom to Marry in Iowa.



Vermont Freedom to Marry - Gail & Mark
March, 2009


Vermont Freedom to Marry - Neighbors Ad
March, 2009

Garden State Equality
February 2008

Listen to Garden State Equality's radio commercial about how civil unions don't work, produced by Tom Oppel of All Points Communications.




Busy Family
Garden State Equality's commercial "Busy Family" is a cinema verite-style portrait of a real-life same-sex couple at home with their two kids. As the couple feeds their kids in a busy scene typical of any family, President Bush is seen on a television in their living room, delivering a speech to Congress about his belief that committed same-sex couples should be banned from marriage.



Garden Wedding
Let California Ring
October 2007

Every day gay and lesbian Californians are denied the freedom to marry the person they love. Let California Ring is a public education campaign to open hearts and minds about the freedom to marry and the respect, support, protections, and responsibilities that come with marriage. Comprised of a coalition of 45 diverse local, state and national organizations, Let California Ring is a project of Equality California Institute.



VIDEO: All couples bicker
Equal Marriage Illinois
March 5, 2007

Young & Rubicam in Chicago and HSI director Max Vitali have shot three new commercials for Equal Marriage Illinois. The message: Gay couple irritate each other just as much as straight couples do.



The story behind 'Think Equal'
Think Equal Ads
Blue Jersey
December 11, 2006

After the elections, I had been thinking about the NJ Supreme Court's decision on same-sex couples, and wanted to do something for equality. I wasn't quite sure what I — a straight political junkie kid — had to offer... One of the things we felt we could address is how the netroots talks about marriage. Often, we ignore the substance of the issue to discuss the politics — how the right uses it as a distraction, how silly their attacks are, and what's the best way for candidates to approach the issue. In doing so, it makes us think marriage is being discussed, but it's really not.



Commercial Closet

If you didn't see these commercials for marriage rights during election 2004, check them out now!




Where Can Gay Couples Get Married?







U.S. Conference of Mayors Passes Resolution Supporting the Freedom to Marry

The U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution in support of ending the exclusion of gay couples from marriage.

(View the Resolution) (Read the Press Release)


Learn more about what's going on in New York and take action now! (Link)

The Fight Isn't Over Yet in Maine

As you may know, Maine's constitution provides for referendum on bills enacted into law. (Link)

Exposing National Organization for Marriage's Fake Ad for Fake Problems

The Human Rights Campaign released a statement and a factual rebuttal on a television spot produced by the National Organization for Marriage. In the ad, actors make disproven claims about marriage for lesbian and gay couples. (Link)