Senator Reed: It’s time to repeal DOMA

Freedom to Marry is joining with Marriage Equality Rhode Island, Ocean State Action, and Courage Campaign to urge Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, the bill that will overturn DOMA.

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NC legislators speak out against anti-gay amendment

The NC House passed the anti-gay constitutional amendment yesterday, but not without a fight. Fair-minded lawmakers passionately characterized the amendment for what it is: discriminatory and harmful.

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WATCH: Rory’s Story

Freedom to Marry's partners Marriage Equality Ireland produced a touching a video demonstrating why civil partnerships are no substitute for marriage.

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Lady Gaga talks about marriage on “The View”

Lady Gaga spoke about marriage in New York in yesterday's "View" interview.

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Freedom to Marry President, Evan Wolfson, interviewed for Newsweek

Freedom to Marry Founder and President, Evan Wolfson, was interviewed Wednesday for Newsweek about his work on ending marriage discrimination.

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Georgia Couples Tell Their Stories of Love, Commitment, and Marriage

Our friends at Georgia Equality have put together an incredible video series telling the stories of real families in Atlanta who have been harmed by marriage discrimination. Many of the folks featured in these videos are well known members of the community who have devoted their lives to making Atlanta a better place. Despite their devotion to the community, their loving and committed relationships have no legal recognitions. Take a minute and watch these inspiring couples tell their stories:

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Vote: Blog 4 Equality Netroots Nation Scholarship Contest

The top ten finalists in Freedom to Marry and Open Left's 'Blog 4 Equality' scholarship contest have been chosen by a panel of judges.

Now it's time to vote for your favorite to decide who wins. The top three finishers will attend Netroots Nation.

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Cynthia Nixon Joins Fight To Oust Anti-Freedom to Marry Senators

Cynthia Nixon has joined the fight to oust senators who voted against a freedom to marry bill in New York.

The openly lesbian Nixon stars in a new video for Fight Back NY, the political action committee that is targeting anti-gay senators.

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Freedom To Marry - Video Blog: The Price of Discrimination: In Healthcare

By Pippa Bianco and Grant Gilles
Summer Interns, Freedom to Marry
August 20, 2009

This morning we released our latest video discussing the price of marriage discrimination for gay families in the context of healthcare programs.
This video details marriage discrimination in health insurance coverage, Medicaid, and Social Security and quantifies this discrimination's very real and tangible cost. As always, we hope you enjoy!

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Freedom To Marry Launches Video Blog to Address Marriage Equality FAQs

By Pippa Bianco, Grant Gilles, and Matthew Zuckerman
Summer Interns, Freedom to Marry
July 28, 2009

Today marks the debut of Freedom to Marry’s summer-long foray into the world of video blogging. Led by interns Pippa Bianco, Grant Gilles, and Matt Zuckerman, Freedom to Marry will use this new blog format to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about marriage equality.

The accompanying two videos were written and filmed in Freedom to Marry’s New York headquarters over a period of two weeks. The first video offers a general introduction to the Freedom to Marry Video Blog and a brief content overview:

The second video explains why Freedom to Marry prefers the term “marriage equality” or the “freedom to marry” over “gay marriage” or “same-sex marriage”:

These videos can be a great way to start a conversation about why marriage equality matters to you. Forward them to friends, post them on your blog or social networking profiles, and start a conversation today! Every conversation brings us closer to achieving the freedom to marry nationwide.

While our next three videos are already in production, we are calling upon you, our readers, to tell us where to go next. To have a question answered on the Freedom to Marry Video Blog, please send an email to:

We look forward to hearing from you!

Pippa, Grant, and Matt

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