Winning the Freedom to Marry Nationwide

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the freedom to marry nationwide. This is the story of the movement that transformed a nation, and the campaign that led to victory: Freedom to Marry.

How it Happened Why it matters

Winning in the States

The marriage movement secured state victories by every possible means – with legislative measures, litigation, and, critically, at the ballot. These resources below showcase how these various types of campaigns differ – and highlight best practices for other movements working to create national momentum through state work. Or, select a state below for detailed information on its specific journey to winning the freedom to marry.

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