Marriage Equality USA

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Marriage Equality USA
Marriage Equality USA logo
Founded 1998
Founder Connie Ress, Jesus Lebron, L.J. Carusone, Michael Thurber, Jim DeLaHunt, Molly McKay, Davina Kotulski
Type 501(c)(3)
Focus LGBT rights
Area served
Method Education, advocacy, grassroots organizing, partnerships and action
Brian Silva

Marriage Equality USA is an organization working for the legal recognition of same-sex marriage in the United States. The group works by doing public education and outreach, media campaigns and holding visibility events. Marriage Equality, Inc. was founded in 1998.[1][2]

Get Engaged Tour[edit]

In the months after the passing of Proposition 8, Marriage Equality USA sponsored a statewide poll to determine opinions on same sex marriage. Polling data was presented in over forty cities in a town hall forum dubbed the "Get Engaged Tour". At the events participants were presented the results of the statewide polling data, as well as an opportunity to discuss next steps in moving forward with an effort to bring about marriage equality.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Newton, David E. (2010). Same-sex marriage : a reference handbook. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO. p. 208. ISBN 9781598847079. 
  2. ^ Deakin, Michelle Bates (2006). Gay marriage, real life : ten stories of love and family. Boston, MA: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. p. 124. ISBN 9781558964914. 
  3. ^ Garofoli, Joe (27 June 2011). "Same-sex marriage backers weigh ballot date". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  4. ^ Munger, Kel (9 March 2009). "Find your power". News Review. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 

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