Patricia Clarkson: Here’s to the Violets: My Thoughts on Gay Rights

The Huffington Post
June 15, 2009
One of Freedom to Marry's Voices For Equality, Patricia Clarkson, recently delivered the keynote speech at the Human Rights Campaign's Annual New Orleans Dinner. See video below of her speech: "Here's to the Violets: My Thoughts on Gay Rights"



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What If?

Project Pushback
June 4, 2009

What If? from Project Pushback on Vimeo.


"What If" is graphic designer Jessie Rauch-Dickson's submission to Project Pushback's marriage equality video contest, and captures with great simplicity the importance of "openly, publicly, [and] proudly" supporting the freedom to marry. The contest, sponsored by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City, asked videographers nationwide to submit work they believe would change hearts and minds in favor of the freedom to marry. Visit the contest to view all 68 submissions and vote for your favorites.


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Saying ‘I Do’ to Marriage Equality?

Good Morning America
May 26, 2009


Good Morning America discusses marriage equality with people from both sides of the debate on Prop. 8 decision day. Evan Wolfson: "The idea of the freedom to marry is something new to most people. It's something people are just beginning to think through." [Link]

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The Rachel Maddow Show Sen. Boxer on Prop. 8

MSNBC
May 27, 2009


Calif. Sen. Barbara Boxer expresses disappointment over the Calif. Supreme Court's decision to uphold Prop. 8 and talks about how she hopes in the future people will come together to support marriage equality. [Link]

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Rachel Maddow Show We Are Gathered Here Today

MSNBC
May 27, 2009

Rachel Maddow reports on nationwide protests occurring after the Calif. Supreme Court's ruling on Prop. 8, and notes that the marriage equality movement seems to be gathering even more momentum in the wake of this setback. [Link]

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

HRC
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

RawStory
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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