Freedom To Marry

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

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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. To learn more about Freedom to Marry, visit About Us.

For press inquires and further information, contact:

Sean Eldridge, Director of Communications - sean [at]

Freedom to Marry
116 W. 23rd St., Ste 500
New York, NY 10011
phone: 212.851.8418
fax: 646.375.2069

About Evan Wolfson

Evan Wolfson is founder and Executive Director of Freedom to Marry. Recognizing his longtime civil rights leadership in the movement for marriage equality, in 2004 TIME magazine named Evan one of the "100 most influential people in the world." Evan was co-counsel in the historic Hawaii marriage case, argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, served in the Peace Corps in West Africa, and is the author of Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality and Gay People's Right to Marry.
[Evan Wolfson's full bio]

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Photos & Logo

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Evan Wolfson's photo
from Why Marriage Matters
Evan Wolfson speaking at a podium
Freedom to Marry's logo Evan Wolfson speaking




Press Releases

Statement from Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, on the President's State of the Union Address to Congress
January 27, 2010
President Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Ending Military's Anti-Gay Policy.

Freedom to Marry Announces New Staff and New Capacity For Marriage Push in New Decade
January 14, 2010
Key Leaders Join Organization to Seize the Opportunities to Achieve Nationwide Goals.

New Jersey Senate Refuses to End Exclusion From Marriage, Flunking the Constitutional Command of Equality
January 7, 2010
Lambda Legal and Garden State Equality Going Back to Court to Seek Freedom to Marry.

Freedom to Marry Celebrates A Remarkable Year
December 31, 2009
Advances Across the Country Carry Momentum Into the New Year.

District of Columbia’s Mayor Fenty Signs Freedom to Marry Bill
December 18, 2009
Progress in Nation’s Capital Carries Great Advances & Momentum of 2009 into 2010.

Washington, D.C. Council Overwhelmingly Passes Bill in Support of the Freedom to Marry
December 15, 2009
A Year of Great Advances Ends with Yet Another Step Forward & Continued Momentum into 2010.

Washington, D.C. Council Votes in Support of the Freedom to Marry
December 1, 2009
The District of Columbia City Council voted 11-2 in support of the freedom to marry, the first of two required votes.

Narrow Defeat in Maine Won't Stop Fight for the Freedom to Marry
November 4, 2009
Work Continues in Maine as Other States Advance, Voters Likely Protecting Domestic Partnerships in Washington

Nadler, Baldwin and Polis Introduce the Respect for Marriage Act to Repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
September 15, 2009
Civil Rights advocates and LGBT Americans herald new legislation to overturn one of the nation's most discriminatory laws




Media Resources

Visit our Get Informed section to learn more about marriage equality and what's going on around the country. Also, use our Legislative Maps and Publications for more information or contact us at 212-851-8418 or with any questions or requests.



Where Can Gay Couples Get Married?







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)