Freedom to Marry Receives Global Action Award


Marc Solomon to Give Keynote Address Entitled “Fight for Marriage Equality”
Press Contact:
Jackie Yodashkin
Communications Manager, Freedom to Marry
(Los Angeles, CA, February 17, 2011) – Tomorrow Freedom to Marry will be honored with a Global Action Award and Freedom to Marry’s Marc Solomon will give the keynote speech at the inaugural Global Action Forum and Awards Gala.
“It is a great honor to be included among some of the most innovative not-for-profits in the country, including Save the Children and CARE,” said Marc Solomon, Senior Consultant for Freedom to Marry.  “Freedom to Marry is excited to take part in the Global Action Forum – this is an important opportunity to empower those who are looking to support these critical philanthropies but don’t yet know how they can get engaged.” 
Solomon’s keynote address entitled “Fight for Marriage Equality” will address Freedom to Marry’s strategy for winning marriage for same-sex couples nationwide, which the organization calls its “Roadmap to Victory.”  The Roadmap to Victory draws on the history of other social justice movements in the United States and hinges on a three track approach, including securing marriage in more states, growing existing majority support across the nation, and ending federal marriage discrimination.
The Global Action Forum, a newly formed organization, is a gathering at which Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes, corporate leaders, and members of the United Nations (U.N.) and non-profit agencies will share insights and prepare to take action on a wide range of urgent social issues and causes. The “Global Action Forum and Awards Gala” are being held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California on Feb. 17 and 18. The event is believed to be the first gathering of this type for which attendees from the general public are invited to attend for free.
Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide. We are pursuing our Roadmap to Victory by working to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination. We partner with individuals and organizations across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and the protections, responsibilities, and commitment that marriage brings.