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San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro and Paul Wolfowitz: “Political support grows for same-sex marriage”

We stand together, the Democratic mayor of San Antonio and a senior appointee in three Republican presidential administrations, united in our support for the freedom to marry and an end to the discrimination caused by the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which treats one legally married couple differently from another. Read More »

Audio and Transcripts: Perry and Windsor Supreme Court Cases

The audio and transcripts for the Perry and Windsor Supreme Court Cases. Read More »

Commentary: What might happen in the marriage cases?

Oral arguments in high-profile cases rarely provide a clear sense of what the Court is likely to do. But still it is impossible to not think about what might happen in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor. Read More »

Audio and Transcript: Oral Arguments in the Windsor Supreme Court case

Listen to the audio and read the transcript for the Windsor Supreme Court case. Read More »

Audio and Transcript: Oral Arguments in the Perry Supreme Court Case

Click to listen to audio and read the transcript of the Supreme Court oral arguments in the Perry Supreme Court case. Read More »

Amici Briefs Filed in Windsor and Perry Marriage Cases

This year, dozens of organizations, institutions, and individuals have filed 'friend of the court' briefs in two landmark marriage cases asserting why marriage matters and urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn marriage discrimination. Read More »

The Nation’s Top Newspapers Support the Freedom to Marry

13 of the top 15 newspapers have editorialized their support of the freedom to marry. Listed in order of circulation. Read More »

Monday’s Top Headlines: Marriage & The Supreme Court

A roundup of recent news stories on the upcoming Supreme Court hearings on the freedom to marry. Read More »

CNN Newsroom: DOMA’s Negative Impact on Married Same-Sex Couples

Joe Johns of CNN interviews Jamelle and Karane, a married, same-sex couple living in the DC area, about the negative impact the so-called Defense of Marriage Act is having on their lives. Read More »

AFER Attorney David Boies on Meet the Press

AFER attorney David Boies talks to David Gregory to preview Tuesday’s oral argument about Prop. 8 and marriage for gay and lesbian Americans. Read More »

Same-Sex Marriage Debate in Advance of Court Arguments

Two days before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Prop 8 and the so-called Defense for Marriage Act, Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, Daily Beast journalist David Frum make the case for the freedom to marry on Face The Nation today. Read More »

Adam Umhoefer, Executive Director of AFER discusses the Supreme Court and the Prop 8 case on MSNBC

Adam Umhoefer, Executive Director of AFER discusses the Supreme Court and the Prop 8 case on MSNBC. Read More »

A By-the-Numbers Guide Tracking Support for Overturning DOMA and Prop 8

This week, the Respect for Marriage Coalition released a new infographic that powerfully tracks how deep support for the freedom to marry runs in many key aspects of society. Read More »

Gay marriage group puts out new ad

A national coalition backing same-sex marriage is releasing a new ad Friday, leading into next week’s Supreme Court debates on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8. Read More »

Gay Marriage Support Hits New High in Post-ABC Poll

Public support for gay marriage has hit a new high as Americans increasingly see homosexuality not as a choice but as a way some people are, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Read More »

America is Ready for Marriage Equality

The Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson, Retired, and his youngest daughter Ella, share their personal story of support for the freedom to marry. Read More »

Hillary Clinton says it’s #Time4Marriage in new video

This morning, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced in a video from the Human Rights Campaign that she supports the freedom to marry for same-sex couples:

 "LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones - and they are full and equal ...

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Sen. Rob Portman Comes Out in Favor of Gay Marriage After Son Comes Out as Gay

Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman on Thursday announced he has reversed his longtime opposition to same-sex marriage after reconsidering the issue because his 21-year-old son, Will, is gay. Read More »

Gay Marriage at the Supreme Court: A ‘Real Couple’ Behind Prop 8 Challenge

At the center of the Supreme Court’s preeminent case of the term — the one that holds the potential for redefining marriage in America — are a couple whose chief attribute is how conventional they strive to be. Read More »

Bill Clinton: It’s Time to Overturn DOMA

Former President Bill Clinton calls for the so-called Defense of Marriage Act to be overturned. Read More »

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