March 18, 2011

Freedom to Marry {featured resource}

Anne Hathaway, Jane Lynch, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, and Ellen and Portia DeGeneres are among the over 43,000 people (and counting) who have signed a letter written by the Freedom to Marry campaign, which seeks to legalize gay marriage nationwide and end discrimination based on sexual orientation. In February, President Obama made a powerful statement about the unconstitutionality of the law prohibiting federal recognition of same-sex marriage; the letter asks the President to follow up by ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.

Forty-five states continue to exclude same-sex couples from marriage, and through the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA), the federal government refuses to honor the marriages of thousands of legally-wed same-sex couples, depriving them of the 1,000+ federal protections and responsibilities that come with marriage.

Find out more on the Freedom to Marry website and support by signing the letter and taking the pledge to add your voice to those supporting the freedom to marry.


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