Freedom to Marry Week 2008
Freedom to Marry Week
11th Annual Observance
February 10-16, 2008
All across the country, from Hawaii to Massachusetts, from California to New Jersey, we have worked together to make significant gains for same sex couples and their families. Our journey is not yet complete, but so far, we've come a mighty long way.
Now, all we need is you.
Get active. Get engaged.
Every year, right around Pres. Lincoln's Birthday and Valentine's Day, gay and non-gay people around the country gather in living rooms, rectories, parks and civic halls to celebrate our lives, our loves, our families and the victories of our movement from the year before. Freedom to Marry Day, Tuesday, February 12th, is a day to celebrate and share our stories, reflect on the values of equality and love, while also engaging our neighbors in the movement for equality and fairness.
For the many thousands of you across the country looking for a way to get engaged locally in the fight to end discrimination in marriage, the 11th Annual Freedom to Marry Week offers the perfect opportunity.
Host a local event, have a house party, start a conversation at your house of worship, ask your library, bookseller or book group to read and discuss Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality and Gay People's Right to Marry, have a picnic or party where diverse couples — gay and non-gay — and their children can come together, talk about how they can get involved and celebrate each other. Most of all, let us know what you're doing! Freedom to Marry will provide you a kit to help you in planning and hosting your event. Please email us at info[AT]freedomtomarry.org and let us know you are interested, and in the next few weeks look out for more information about planning an action or event and getting involved, right there at home, in the fight for the freedom to marry nationwide.
Support the Respect for Marriage Act by contacting your legislative leaders and friends.(Link)
Make sure LGBT families and people are accurately counted in the 2010 census.(Link)
A new report shows the past 10 years have been a period of dramatic gains in equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in America, including sharp increases in the number of LGBT Americans protected by family recognition legislation at the state level. (Link)
Learn more about the 13th annual Freedom to Marry Week, February 8-14, 2010. (Link)