Alert: Two DC Area Dialogues on Race, Faith, and Marriage Equality

People of color and people of faith are often charged with blocking lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights. But DC's recent marriage equality victory showed that organizing people of color and people of faith was crucial.

Two panels - one at Georgetown University and another at Howard University - will examine the role race and faith played in securing marriage equality in Washington, D.C.

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Equality California’s Marc Solomon: Messaging on Marriage - We Need You!

Monday, Let California Ring—the coalition of 50-plus organizations hosted by the Equality California Institute to do education work on the freedom to marry —embarked on something not often seen in our work together.

We’ve publicly released our findings on messaging and we’re asking the community of LGBT people and allies for their best ideas to help us take our messaging work to the next level.

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Alert: State Senator Daylin Leach of Pennsylvania to debate Maggie Gallagher TONIGHT at 7pm

Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality, Senator Daylin Leach, is one of the LGBT community's strongest allies.

He is the sponsor of a Freedom to Marry bill in Pennsylvania, and last week successfully led the effort to table an amendment to Pennsylvania's constitution, sponsored by State Senator John Eichelberger, to effectively ban marriage equality.

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Equality California announces Online and In-Person Marriage Roundtables

Let California Ring—a coalition of more than 50 local, state-wide and national organizations led by Equality California Institute—has been looking closely at which messages about the freedom to marry are the most effective, who the best messengers are and how audiences receive those messages.

Let California Ring coalition member, Freedom to Marry, has just completed a new study of which messages and messengers have been most effective over the past five years in California and across the country. Before we go any further, we want to share what we’ve learned and get your ideas on messaging via an Online Marriage Roundtable this Thursday, March 25 at 5:30pm.

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Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth is an American singer, musical theatre, film, and television actress, and author. Some of her best-known Broadway work has included her Tony Award-winning performance as Sally Brown in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and creating the role of Glinda in the musical "Wicked". Her best-known television role is Annabeth Schott in NBC's "The West Wing". As Olive Snook on the ABC comedy-drama "Pushing Daisies", she won a 2009 Emmy Award.

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Join the Stars in an anti-Prop 8 Scavenger Hunt to support Marriage Equality & The Williams Inst.

You are cordially invited to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

On April 18, join Neil Patrick Harris, Kristin Chenoweth, Jeff Probst, Steven Weber, Kathy Najimy, Camryn Manheim, and many other celebrities in an anti-Prop 8 scavenger hunt across Los Angeles, with all proceeds going to the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law.

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Sandra Bullock Oscar Acceptance Speech: A Nod to the Freedom to Marry?

Following up on our Oscar Challenge, do you think Sandra Bullock was referring in part to the freedom to marry when she thanked her late mother for teaching her that there is "no race, no religion, no class system, no color, no sexual orientation that makes us better than anyone else"?

Watch the video and give us your comments!

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Rhode Island gubernatorial hopefuls publicly back the Freedom to Marry

Three major candidates running for governor of Rhode Island have promised to support and sign a bill honoring marriages of same-sex couples if elected.

General Treasurer Frank Caprio and Attorney General Patrick Lynch, both Democrats, and former Sen. Lincoln Chafee, who is running in November as an independent, made the pledge at a Statehouse rally organized by Marriage Equality Rhode Island on Wednesday before more than 200 people.

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Action Alert: Rhode Island Rally for Marriage Equality

Will your next Governor sign the freedom to marry into law? Raise your voice with the candidates for Governor to call the Rhode Island legislature to action.

Bring your family, grab your signs and join state leaders tomorrow in demanding full equality for ALL Rhode Island families.

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Equality Maryland announces Rally and Reception to Celebrate Attorney General’s opinion today

Join EQMD for a Rally Today at 6:30pm to Celebrate the Attorney General's Opinion on Out-of-State Marriages.

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