National Freedom to Marry Day - February 12
Mon, Feb 12, 2024

National Freedom to Marry Day

LGBT people struggle with mass condemnation throughout their lives. They close themselves off and are afraid to admit to non-traditional orientation, so as not to attract even more unnecessary attention. National Freedom to Marry Day was created to prove the importance of love. It is able to unite a variety of people, regardless of their gender, social status and skin color.


For the first time, the celebration took place in 1999 on the initiative of a large law firm for the protection of the rights of LGBT people. From that moment on, people around the world began to try to get rid of unnecessary stereotypes that society imposed. They tried to build a better world where freedom of speech would exist for everyone.

The struggle to resolve marriage between people of the same sex lasts for many decades. In some countries, they are allowed, and in others, even the mention of relationships is strictly prohibited. In 1983, an article by E. Wolfson appeared, revealing the basic concepts of the movement that promotes freedom of choice in love.

In 2004, the mayor of San Francisco County made an official statement. Some same-sex marriages on February 10 were able to become spouses and legalize their relationship.

Interesting facts

  • In 2001, same-sex marriage became officially legal in the Netherlands. This is the first country that decided to take an important and significant step, reflected in the lives of thousands of lovers.
  • In the 1990s, people were suspicious of LGBT people. Despite the existing prohibitions, gays and lesbians often appeared in popular television shows of that time. They married and raised children together.
  • Over the past few years, the situation in the world has begun to change dramatically. A new generation is advocating for the resolution of same-sex marriage. People try to support those who are different from them and establish new concepts of “normality”.

How to celebrate

Make a proposal to the second half, if you have been dreaming about it for a long time. Don’t be afraid of public judgment. Friends will definitely find words of support so that friends do not feel deprived. Try to help those who need it. Share your opinion on social networks and express your views on the introduction of a permit for same-sex marriage in your country.

When is National Freedom to Marry Day celebrated in 2024?

National Freedom to Marry Day is observed on February 12 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday February 12 2024
Wednesday February 12 2025
Thursday February 12 2026
Friday February 12 2027

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