VIDEO: Won’t Back Down - help repeal Prop 8

May 26, 2009

"Even though the California Supreme Court upheld Prop 8 and same-sex couples can no longer marry, we won't back down." [Link]

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“Luke” - Pride Agenda’s TV ad calling for equal treatment for all New York families

Empire State Pride Agenda
May 21, 2009

Karen Schuster of Rochester, NY has a gay son and three straight children. She wants to know why her son Luke does not have the same rights as her daughter Jessica. In Karens words, If Jessica meets someone and falls in love and wants to get married, she can. But if Luke meets someone and falls in love and wants to get married, he can't. It's not equal treatment. This painful situation is the reality for thousands of families across New York State. We need the New York State Senate to act now and pass the marriage equality bill so that same-sex couples will no longer be treated as second-class citizens. [Link]

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Olbermann butchers RNC chairman on marriage equality

May 19, 2009

Marriage equality doesn’t hurt small businesses. That’s according to MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, who excoriated Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on his “Countdown” program Monday. (Link)

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New New York TV Ad Says It’s Time to Pass Marriage Equality

Empire State Pride Agenda
May 13, 2009

As New Yorkers across the state are calling on the State Senate to act now and pass the marriage bill, a TV ad campaign is launching across New York TODAY that shows how real New York families are hurt when same-sex couples aren’t allowed to marry. (Link)

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Equality California Launches New TV Ads

Equality California: Win Marriage Back, Make it Real
Equality California is launching the largest grassroots mobilization and public education campaign for the freedom to marry in California history.

To kick it off, they are airing a series of TV commercials statewide. The ads feature real couples and LGBT youth discussing why marriage matters and how inequality hurts. (Link)

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David Shuster Rips Apart NOM Head Brian Brown Over Lies In Ad

Joe. My. God.
May 2, 2009

MSNBC's David Shuster and Brian Brown, Executive Director of the anti-gay National Organization For Marriage -- hashed it out this afternoon, and unfortunately for Brown, Shuster pointed out that NOM has basically been in the business of bowdlerizing other people's statements. [Link]

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Oprah talks marriage equality

The Oprah Winfrey Show
May 2, 2009

Oprah Winfrey and panel, including actor Hugh Jackman, Oprah's openly gay decorator-in-chief Nate Barkus, and a lesbian couple who were married in Iowa, supportively discuss marriage equality. [Link]

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Refutation of right-wing falsehoods related to “teaching in schools”

Equality Maine YouTube Channel
April 29, 2009

Steve Wessler, Founder of the Center for Prevention of Hate Violence in Maine, refutes the falsehood that was stated during the Maine public hearing about teaching children in schools about diversity.

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“We the People” stand together for marriage equality and religious freedom

April 30, 2009
Julia Rosen writes, "Some amazing volunteers put together this video for the Courage Campaign. Unlike some other ads out there (NOM NOM NOM), individuals appearing in this video are real people, including a carpenter, lawyer, priest, and a soldier discharged under the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy...As "We the People" explains, marriage equality and religious freedom are not in conflict. The constitution provides for a separation between church and state, meaning that no religious organization can be forced to perform or acknowledge same-sex marriage if they choose not to." (Link)

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