“To be able to start a new phase of life by being married after 61 years would really be a completion of something that’s been quite marvelous and wonderful for us both.” After more than 60 years together, this musical New York couple spoke of how they met and fell in love for Freedom to Marry’s 2011 campaign for marriage equality in New York. A year later Freedom to Marry followed up: same-sex marriage was legal in New York state and Richard and John had tied the knot!
Advance full equality for LGBT people so they have the same civil rights protections other Americans take for granted.
The Long Path to Victory
In living memory, same-sex marriage has gone from a distant dream to a lived reality. A video from Freedom to Marry maps this incredible progress.
Celebrating This Historic Moment
June 2015’s Supreme Court decision on the freedom to marry is an enormous step forward for equality.
Fund Backs Marriage Equality “Before It Was Cool”
This article profiles the Haas, Jr. Fund’s decision to back same-sex marriage, and stay with it for the long haul.