Freedom to Marry
Read the latest news about Freedom to Marry, a nonprofit organization founded by Evan Wolfson that is a leading force in the fight for marriage equality. Freedom to Marry has led a national campaign that lobbies for gay marriage on a state and federal level, with initiatives that include the fights about the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA. It is a founding member of New Yorkers United For Marriage, which helped pass marriage equality in the state of New York. Learn more about this group and others that support LGBT rights and the passage of same-sex marriage in the Unites States.
WATCH: Will $1 Million Win Marriage in the South?
February 24 2014 9:06 PM ET

WATCH: Will $1 Million Win Marriage in the South?

Sunnivie Brydum

Freedom to Marry announced a new $1 million campaign to bring marriage equality to the southern U.S. today.

Ohio Judge Swipes At Marriage Ban
December 23 2013 2:08 PM ET

Ohio Judge Swipes At Marriage Ban

Michelle Garcia

A federal judge made a ruling on Ohio's marriage equality ban, which could clear the path toward completely overturning the law.

The Big Ideas of 2013
December 18 2013 1:47 AM ET

The 9 Biggest New Ideas of 2013

Michelle Garcia

This year, 'ex-gay' therapy took a major hit, Russia became a scary place for LGBT people, and tons of people fantasized about what they'd be like in prison.

Redbox Picks Up 'Bridegroom' Despite Rule Against Documentaries
December 09 2013 3:53 PM ET

Redbox Picks Up Bridegroom Despite Rule Against Documentaries

Michelle Garcia

The president of Redbox announced that all 44,000 of its kiosks will stock gay-themed documentary Bridegroom.

Who Is The Movement's Overlooked MLK
November 06 2013 5:03 AM ET

Who Is The Movement's Overlooked MLK?

Kerry Eleveld

In the search for the movement’s Martin Luther King, have we overlooked ourselves?

It Passed: Illinois Set to Become 15th State for Marriage Equality
November 05 2013 4:01 PM ET

It Passed! Illinois Set to Become 15th State for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The bill passed the House today, was already approved in the Senate, and the governor will sign it.

Op-ed: Will Illinois Be Left at the Altar — Again?
October 29 2013 4:07 AM ET

Op-ed: Will Illinois Be Left at the Altar — Again?

Andy Thayer

Why Illinois marriage rights activists are putting the pressure on gay state lawmaker Greg Harris.

Portland Trail Blazers Become First NBA Team to Support Marriage Equality Bill
October 17 2013 5:54 PM ET

Portland Trail Blazers Become First NBA Team to Support Marriage Equality Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

The Trail Blazers were joined by Portland's men and women's soccer team in supporting a push to put marriage equality on the Oregon ballot in 2014.

2014 Marriage Equality Initiative Dropped in Arizona
September 10 2013 6:17 PM ET

2014 Marriage Equality Initiative Dropped in Arizona

Jase Peeples

Groups claim more time is needed to rally support for same-sex marriage in the state.

IRS to Recognize Legal Same-Sex Marriages for Tax Purposes
August 29 2013 3:15 PM ET

IRS: No Matter Which State, Same-Sex Marriages Recognized

Trudy Ring

As the U.S. government implements the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA, legally wed same-sex couples will be able to file their federal taxes as such.

Leaders of Change
August 13 2013 5:00 AM ET

Leaders of Change

Advocate.com Editors

From fighting for marriage equality to furthering the education of youth, these are only a few of the people who are furthering social and legal justice for the LGBT community through outstanding leadership of nonprofit organizations.

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