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Marriage Equality

Faith Leaders Support Marriage Equality in Maine

Faith leaders of the National Religious Leadership Roundtable, convened by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, are issuing a strong and unified call of support for the freedom to marry in Maine.

A Year Later And Where Are We? A Look At Organizing For Marriage Equality in California

November 4, 2008 – a day history was made. Crowds gather around their television sets waiting for the poll results to come in. A collective breath was held. Parents were holding their children’s hands in anticipation. Celebrations were ready to go. Then the results of the vote were announced – Proposition 8 had passed in California - the shock, the utter disappointment, the insult. Human rights were not being gained, but stripped away from a class of people in one of the most “so-called” progressive states in the nation.

Maine to Vote on Gay Marriage

Maine residents will decide tomorrow whether to repeal a law allowing same-sex marriage, an effort that has succeeded in every state where it has been put before voters. Public opinion surveys in Maine show a dead heat on Question 1, which would cancel the marriage statute that passed the legislature in May.

Love Warrior- The Debate On 8

Last November 4, enraged by defeat we, as a community, picked ourselves up, dusted ourselves off, and took to the streets in solidarity driven by hope that the courts would rule in our favor. The question now, it would seem, is when to go back to the ballot.

Help Send Young Democrats to Maine to Fight for Marriage Equality!

With only five days left until voters head to the polls, Stonewall Young Democrats chapters across California, including members of San Diego's chapter, are leading the charge to prevent the anti-equality movement from taking away the right of same-sex couples to marry in Maine.

ACLU Teams Up With EQCA To Win Marriage Back

I’m an organizer at the ACLU of Northern California. You might be wondering what an organizer does at a predominately legal organization like ours. Well, plenty. I run phone banks, plan local advocacy campaigns with volunteer chapter leaders, run lobby trainings, implement statewide issue campaigns, do public speaking, and more.

Maine Update- Blog from the Executive Director of the National Organization for Marriage

Consider the California experience. The last published poll before the election, conducted by The Field Poll, showed Prop 8 going down to defeat with just 44 percent in favor to 47 percent opposed. And yet when Californians voted, marriage won! A majority of Californians (52% to 48%) voted to protect the traditional understanding of marriage and oppose gay marriage.