Postedon Oct 27, 2008 at 03:19 pm
Tell everyone you know: Vote No on 8! Prop. 8 is unfair and wrong and would eliminate couples' freedom to marry in California. Preserving marriage equality will not only protect families in California, it will also add momentum to move our country toward fairness for all.
Here are a few simple ways to take action:
2) Donate to No on 8. If you have already, do it again.
3) Phone Bank for No on 8. Visit a field office, host a phone bank party, or just do it from home.
Here are the important battles and the right way to vote , alongside the presidential and other key races:
CALIFORNIA: Vote No on 8
FLORIDA: Vote No on 2
ARIZONA: Vote No on 102
CONNECTICUT: Vote No on Question 1
ARKANSAS: Vote No on Act 1
Postedon Oct 20, 2008 at 09:14 am
What can you do between now and election day to ensure victory for equality, not only in California, but also in Florida and Arizona where discriminatory anti-gay initiatives threaten state constitutions? Get involved today: California, Florida, and Arizona
More on Election 2008
Postedon Oct 13, 2008 at 09:18 am
Just like the California ruling earlier this year, the Connecticut high court understood that the only way to provide equality is through marriage. As we celebrate Connecticut, all fair-minded people need to join the effort to preserve the freedom to marry in California.
Postedon Sep 29, 2008 at 09:05 am
As this ad circulated during premiere week on TV and during the Presidential debate, both Google and the New York Times encouraged voters in California to vote No on Prop. 8.
Learn more about how to preserve marriage in California
Postedon Sep 22, 2008 at 09:16 am
Over the course of the six-week effort, families across California are telling their stories about acceptance and respect through full page ads appearing in Latino, African American and Asian/Pacific Islander newspapers across the state. The ads are running in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Japanese, Tagalog and Korean. See them here. Radio ads mirroring the print ads are also airing, and local media are starting to publish featured stories and op-eds. Join the conversation.
- Learn more about Let California Ring
Postedon Sep 15, 2008 at 09:25 am
Pro-equality coalitions are working hard against these discriminatory initiatives in all three states, but more help is urgently needed. Be on the right side of history and get involved in Florida, in Arizona, and in California.
Postedon Sep 08, 2008 at 07:27 am
Groups working to threaten the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples in California were recently highlighted for making plans to try and mobilize volunteers across the state to oppose equality. While pro-equality volunteers are already at work throughout the state, the anti-equality groups are a very real threat. Everyone's attention and time are needed now to preserve the freedom to marry in California.
Postedon Sep 01, 2008 at 07:57 am
Senator John McCain, Republican, opposes the freedom to marry and said "I don't believe in gay adoption." He supports the anti-marriage amendment in California.
Senator Barack Obama, Democrat, supports "equality" for gay couples and their families, but has not explicitly supported (and at times has said he does not favor) marriage equality itself, preferring mechanisms such as civil unions. He supports repeal of the federal anti-marriage law (so-called "DOMA"), and has underscored believing "that the federal government should not stand in the way of states that want to decide on their own how best to pursue equality for gay and lesbian couples -- whether that means a domestic partnership, a civil union, or a civil marriage."
Postedon Aug 26, 2008 at 12:15 pm
Evan Wolfson, Executive Director, upon the passing of Del Martin, a civil rights leader who, along with her spouse Phyllis Lyon whom she married on June 16, 2008 after 55 years together, was one of the nation's first and most admired activists for equality and fairness for lesbian and gay people:
"Del Martin lived what Dr. King said he, too, aspired to — a committed life. Committed to changing our country and the lives of millions for the better, committed to her beloved spouse Phyllis, committed in meaning and, happily, thanks to the progress she inspired, committed in marriage. Freedom to Marry honors this luminous pioneer and pillar, and as we work to have and hold marriage in California and nationwide, treasures the lessons she and Phyllis taught us and the example they set."
- Gifts in lieu of flowers can be made to honor Del's life and commitment at www.nclrights.org/NoOn8.
Postedon Aug 18, 2008 at 04:47 pm
The survey found that "By 59 to 36 percent, New Jerseyans say they would be 'fine with' public officials changing the civil union law to marriage equality." These results are a call to action for New Jersey legislators who should listen to their constituents and end the exclusion of gay and lesbian couples from marriage in this year's legislative session. Governor Corzine already pledged to sign such a law.
Get the Facts: What's Going On in New Jersey and Why Civil Unions Are Failing