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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.

How Joe Biden Helped Win Marriage Equality

Speaking at a Freedom to Marry event, Biden recalls his role as a U.S. senator in keeping Robert Bork off the Supreme Court -- and bringing Anthony Kennedy on.

Op-ed: Talking to People About Equality Does Change Minds

Even though a a new report discredited a study that claimed speaking with marriage equality detractors sways opinions, Freedom to Marry's Marc Solomon says person-to-person communication works.

WATCH: Brian Brown's Bizarre Advice for Gay People

When Evan Wolfson challenges Brown on how he'd help those hurt by homophobia, Brown says he'd tell them 'the truth' about marriage.

Mary Bonauto Is the Supreme Court Hero We Need and Deserve

Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson explains why there's no one better to represent us at the high court than his friend Mary Bonauto.

Op-ed: Don't Count Your Justices Until They've Ruled

Some might be ready to rest on their laurels with a Supreme Court hearing this spring concerning marriage equality, but now is not the time to quit.

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

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

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

The 9 Biggest New Ideas of 2013

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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.