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Traveling at the Speed of Love: Winning the Race for Equality

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Five years ago last week, on Election Day 2008, California’s electorate passed Prop 8, marking perhaps the most notable low point in the marriage equality movement as a minority was stripped of a previously recognized constitutional right. As of this week five years ago, only two states – Massachusetts and Connecticut – fully recognized the marriages of same-sex couples.

How far we’ve come since then. And how fast.

Read the full story on the MEUSA News Blog…

Maryland, USA: Behind the Scenes on Election Day

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Marriage Equality Behind the Scenes on Election Day in MarylandOn Election Day I had the privilege of volunteering for Marylanders for Marriage Equality’s “Yes on Question 6” campaign. It was a day full of frustration but also excitement. I spent seven hours at Bells Mill Elementary School, in my hometown of Potomac, talking to voters about why they should vote for equality.

Some of the voters I talked to were outright bigoted. One man voting against Question 6 asked me if I was gay, and when I responded affirmatively, he told me, “That’s fine, but you’re not the same.” One can only assume he meant “not the same as straight people.” Another woman, a volunteer for the anti-Question-6 campaign, was friendly, but her arguments were stale and cold.

As people passed by, she told them, “Voting against 6 isn’t about discrimination; it’s about protecting the sanctity of marriage.” I could barely hold my tongue, but I wanted to make the best possible impression on voters.

Authored By Matt Adler – See the Full Story at the Huffington Post

Find more articles and gay wedding resources in Maryland.

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USA: Marriage Equality USA to Report Live Results on Election Day

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Marriage Equality USA to Report Live Results on Election DayMarriage Equality USA will be reporting up-to- the-minute, marriage-related election results starting as soon as the first polls close on election day. In addition to the 5 ballot questions on same-gender marriage, MEUSA also is reporting the top 20 marriage-related races for Congress and the presidency, all on one clear, easy-to-read page. Marriage Equality Election Results: http://www.marriageequality.org/election-results

Through-out the night we will also be reporting for MEUSA at the following social media sites:

Facebook: http://facebook.com/marriageequalityusa
Google+: http://bit.ly/SAndFC
Twitter: http://twitter.com/meusa

“Marriage equality is one of the most important issues in this election, and we know that LGBT families and fair-minded Americans nationwide will want to tune in to our report as results are being posted,” said Executive Director Brian Silva.

“These 5 ballot measures have been debated for years, and candidates have campaigned for years, so seeing the results related to same-gender-marriage all in one place will be extremely informative,” said Projects Manager Ned Flaherty.