Help Us Win Marriage Equality for All
On May 26, 2009, the California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8, but protected same-sex couples who married in California between June 16 and November 5. As a result of that decision, there are now more than 18,000 legally married same-sex couples whose marriages are entitled to full recognition and respect by the State of California and by private employers and businesses. If you are one of those married couples, we need you to lead the way in restoring the freedom to marry for all.
If you are facing discrimination, please contact our Legal Helpline here.
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Public Education: Marriage Ambassadors
One of the most powerful ways to create change and build support for marriage equality is to share your personal story. The 18,000 married same-sex couples are in the unique and trailblazing position to act as Marriage Ambassadors. When you connect with your families, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and community members, please talk about how important your marriage is and why equality matters. Personalize this as much as possible—share your experience as an LGBT person, as a couple, and as a family.
There is no better ambassador than you. Your circle of influence. Your friends, family and neighbors. The people you went to school with, worship with, and work with will listen to you more readily than a TV ad or radio commercial or newspaper article. In fact, winning marriage equality relies on all of us being willing to talk about why marriage and equality matters. If you would like to be a Marriage Ambassador, please fill out this form.