The Freedom to Marry
We face an unprecedented opportunity to achieve the freedom to marry for same-sex couples throughout the country. The historic 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision, in which the ACLU represented Edie Windsor, struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and is paving the way for equality for lesbian and gay couples across America.
In the past decade, we have secured the freedom to marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia, but for a full civil liberties victory we need to strike down the remaining barriers to the freedom to marry in states across the country.
With increased legislative advocacy and grassroots organizing to repeal existing marriage amendments, as well as aggressive litigation across the country, we can decisively win fair marriage laws and relegate discrimination against gay and lesbian couples to the dustbin of history.
If you feel you’ve been discriminated against on the basis of your sexual orientation or gender identity, we may be able to help. You can click here to fill out our confidential online form. For non-LGBT issues, please contact your local ACLU affiliate.
- CaseJanuary 15, 2015
- CaseApril 25, 2014
- CaseMarch 17, 2015
- CaseOctober 7, 2014
- CaseJanuary 16, 2015
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyMay 1, 2015
Amicus Brief of Wyoming Legislators and Scholars of Full Faith and Credit in Opposition to the Freedom to MarryLegal DocumentApril 30, 2015
- News/Press ReleaseApril 29, 2015
- Legal DocumentApril 29, 2015
- Blog Post - Speak FreelyApril 28, 2015
- News/Press ReleaseApril 28, 2015