We are a statewide bipartisan coalition of businesses, faith leaders, civil rights and community organizations, and individuals united to defeat HJR-6. This anti-freedom amendment duplicates existing law and would permanently ban all protections for same-sex couples and their families and remove existing protections for unmarried Hoosiers.
Equality Alabama was formed by a group of concerned citizens in response to increasingly virulent discriminatory rhetoric from Alabama's politicians. Its mission is to advance full equality for all the people of Alabama through education and advocacy.
Alaskans Together led the successful fight against Alaska's April 2007 anti-gay advisory vote on same-sex partner benefits. Alaskans Together for Equality is a political nonprofit, born out of Alaskans Together, whose mission is to advance civil equality for all Alaskans through grassroots organizing and advocacy, with a primary focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Alaskans.
Equality Arizona is a statewide political advocacy organization, working at the state capitol and in communities across Arizona to advance LGBT equality, organize the movement for equality, educate voters, and influence policymakers. Equality Arizona advocates for safe schools legislation and policies protecting students from anti-LGBT bullying, inclusive nondiscrimination and hate crimes protections statewide, and equal legal recognition of gay and lesbian couples, among other issues.
The Center for Artistic Revolution, CAR, is a statewide, grassroots community-based organization founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2003 by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer Arkansans (LGBTQ) and their straight allies who believe that all people should have equitable access to fair treatment, a democratic political process, and economic and environmental justice. CAR employs a combination of progressive education, organizing skills, advocacy, and creative/cultural work in order to create a fair Arkansas that values all of its residents.
The American Foundation for Equal Rights is dedicated to protecting and advancing equal rights for every American. As the sole sponsor of the federal court challenge of California’s Proposition 8, now known as Hollingsworth v. Perry, AFER led the fight for marriage equality in California and continues to work for equality under the law for every American.
Committed to working in the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community in California and nationally for equal marriage rights, fair treatment, and overall acceptance of LGBT people. Working in collaboration with local partners, API Equality engages in public education, community organizing, and legal and legislative advocacy to achieve our goals.
A grassroots, non-profit community-based service organization dedicated to positively impacting the health and well-being of the Latino community and other underserved communities in Southern California. BIENESTAR advocates for human rights and social justice on a local, statewide and national level and serves the community at large by shedding light on emerging Latino issues and engaging with political and social service leaders.
A network of congregations, organizations, and faith leaders working together to educate, support and mobilize California's faith communities to promote equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and to safeguard religious freedom.
In 1999 the NOW Foundation held the Lesbian Rights Summit in conjunction with over 100 various co-sponsors, drawing over 800 participants to Washington DC. Previously, NOW held National Conferences in 1984 and 1988 specifically addressing lesbian rights. Annually, NOW's membership takes action in support of National Coming Out Day in October, as well as Freedom to Marry Day in February. While it is a multi-issue organization, NOW is large enough to have an equal amount of impact in the area of lesbian rights as many other organizations founded solely for that purpose. One of the goals of California NOW's Committee for Gender and Orientation is to actively work towards ending discrimination by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law.
California State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people (CA-NAACP)
The California unit of the NAACP endorsed the issue of marriage equality in 2005. The California NAACP is committed to equality and justice for all, and believes that civil justice is a right for every citizen, regardless of race, color, national origin, disability, age, creed or sexual orientation.
A leading multi-issue advocacy organization, the Courage Campaign works to bring progressive change to California and full equality to America. Through Courage Campaign Equality, the organization mobilized activists to restore marriage equality to California and full equality to America.
Equality California (EQCA)
To improve the lives of LGBT Californians, EQCA sponsors legislation and coordinates efforts to ensure its passage, lobbies legislators and other policy makers, builds coalitions, develops community strength and empowers individuals and other organizations to engage in the political process.
Equality on Trial (formerly Prop 8 Trial Tracker) is a project of the Courage Campaign Institute, which is a part of the Courage Campaign’s online organizing network of more than 750,000 supporters in California and across the country. Throughout the Perry v. Brown trial, Prop 8 Trial Tracker covered the trial live from the courthouse, collected all of the latest motions and court rulings on one site, and documented and responded to right-wing attacks on the process. Prop 8 Trial Tracker has attracted coverage from the New Yorker, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Atlantic Online‘s Andrew Sullivan, and dozens of various other media outlets and blogs. Re-branded as Equality on Trial, the site shifted gears to cover legal issues pertaining to the LGBT community, including state and federal marriage equality cases, challenges to the so-called federal Defense of Marriage Act, and more.
The mission of the Latino Equality Alliance is to promote liberty, equality and justice for the Latino/a LGBTQ community.
Marriage Equality USA's California regional organizing committees are part of a national grassroots organization whose mission is to secure legally recognized civil marriage equality for all, at the federal and state level, without regard to gender identity or sexual orientation.
CA Central Valley South Organizers
CA Los Angeles Region Organizers
CA Sacramento Region Organizers
CA San Francisco Bay Area Organizers
CA Sierra Foothills Organizers
(From API Equality-LA)
This is a “Coming Out Website” specifically designed for those who identify as API and LGBT. Q&A Space is the first website of its kind, with in-language fact sheets for parents, community resources for LGBT API youth, multi-media stories from the API LGBT community, and more.
Vote for Equality Campaign (VFE) of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
The local, Los Angeles component of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center's Leadership LAB. Through grassroots action, voter education, and leadership development, VFE works to advance marriage equality, reduce homophobia, and build the political power of LGBT people and allies in L.A County.
A statewide advocacy organization dedicated to securing and protecting equality and opportunity for LGBT Coloradans and their families by lobbying the General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments on issues like safe schools, relationship recognition, and LGBT health and human services. One Colorado is working to move Colorado from civil unions to full civil marriage equality.
Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBT equality in Connecticut along with state and local groups and lawmakers.
A joint project of pro-equality Delawareans and students at the University of Delaware, Delaware Right to Marry is the leading organization which promoted marriage equality in Delaware.
District of Columbia
The Center’s mission is to celebrate, strengthen, and support community among the GLBT residents and organizations of Metropolitan Washington, DC.
The largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida's LGBT residents.
Advancing fairness, safety and opportunity for Georgia's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied communities, Georgia Equality develops and maintains relationships with both elected officials, as well as private employers, in order to expand the list of governments and employers offering domestic-partner benefits for LGBT employees and their dependents.
A nonpartisan, statewide organization dedicated to providing support, education, and advocacy work on behalf of LGBT families, the MEGA Family Project puts on monthly educational and social activities to strengthen the LGBT Family Community in Georgia. MEGA believes ALL Georgia families should be treated equally under the law, and has thousands of members throughout the state of Georgia who support its mission and vision of strengthening LGBT families.
A diverse collection of individuals and organizations dedicated to securing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families in Hawaii, envisioning a Hawaii in which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families have full equality in every aspect of life.
Hawaii United for Marriage advocates for marriage equality in Hawaii. We support legislation that recognizes marriage for same-sex couples, applies provisions of the marriage law equally to same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples and protects clergy and religious institutions who refuse to recognize or solemnize marriage of same-sex couples.
Envisioning a fair and unified Illinois where everyone is treated equally with dignity and respect and where all people live freely regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, Equality Illinois works to secure, protect and defend equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Illinois.
Same-sex couples want to marry for the same reasons all couples do – to protect their families and enter into a lifetime commitment of shared responsibility. All families benefit from the security marriage brings. State and federal marriage laws are designed to provide legal and economic protections for married couples and their children. Thousands of children in Illinois are already being raised by loving, committed same-sex couples, and those children—like all children—deserve the security that comes from having parents who are married. In our country, freedom means freedom for everybody. That should includes the freedom to marry the person you love. Ultimately, marriage is a fundamental freedom from which no one should be excluded. The pending Illinois legislation will strengthen families by giving couples the tools with which to protect their loved ones and build a secure life together.
Indiana Equality (IE)
The mission of Indiana Equality (IE) is to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Indiana.
[A Facebook Group] Our mission is to stop the hate and ignorance that comes at the LGBTQ community and straight allies and spread the love. In the long run, our mission is to spread the right for the people to marry the person whom they love.
The state's largest LGBT advocacy organization, One Iowa works to support equality and to protect marriage equality in Iowa.
A non-partisan group of fair-minded people who are determined to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Its mission is to ensure the dignity, safety, and legal equality of all Kansans. The Equality Coalition is organizing chapters throughout the state, lobbying the Legislature to promote civil rights and block harmful legislation, and leading the campaign to end discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
An education and advocacy network dedicated to advancing equality for LGBT Kentuckians through leadership development, public education and by encouraging participation in the democratic process.
A statewide civil rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government. We believe that the fastest and most efficient way to achieve these goals is to educate our communities and to constructively participate in the political process.
Maine's oldest and largest LGBT political advocacy organization, EQME works to secure full equality for LGBT people in the state through political action, education, and collaboration. EQME envisions a Maine in which LGBT people and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of Maine people, and in all areas of the law.
On May 6th, 2009, Maine became the first state in the country to pass a marriage bill through its Legislature and have it signed into law by sitting Governor John Baldacci. Unfortunately, six months later, Maine voters narrowly repealed that bill in a People's Veto, denying same-sex couples the responsibilities and protections that only marriage can provide. In an effort to raise awareness and increase public support of marriage equality, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and EqualityMaine have partnered to create this project to share the personal stories of real Mainers and demonstrate what marriage means to them.
Maryland's LGBT civil rights organization, Equality Maryland lobbies in Annapolis and across the state to create equal protection under the law for LGBT Marylanders and their families; to eliminate prejudice and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity through outreach, education, research, community organizing, training and coalition building; and to utilize our Political Action Committee (PAC) to elect fair-minded candidates.
An alliance of straight, black allies who believe in justice for all of Maryland families - including those headed by same-sex households. Working in partnership with black LGBT leadership and advocacy organizations, the MBFA seeks to frame the discourse among black Marylanders on civil marriage for same-sex couples, as well as educate and empower allies and potential allies about issues of importance to Maryland's black LGBT communities, including HIV/AIDS, combating violence and addressing issues of social justice.
New England's leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.
A coalition of many religious, civic, business, labor and civil rights leaders and organizations that have joined together to stand up for equality.
Equality Michigan works to achieve full equality and respect for all people in the state of Michigan, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression
Minnesota United for All Families, a grassroots campaign, fought for marriage equality in Minnesota.
OutFront Minnesota's mission is to make the state a place where GLBT Minnesotans have the freedom, power, and confidence to make the best choices for their own lives. OutFront provides leadership by delivering programs and services to the GLBT and allied community in the area of public policy, anti-violence, education and training, and the law.
Missouri's statewide organization advocating for LGBT equality works to help LGBT Missourians create a supportive and visible community, become active in the democratic process, and work for their equal protection under the law, building community awareness and grassroots support for LGBT equality and increasing civic participation of LGBT Missourians.
Our mission, through political action, advocacy, and education, is to create a more positive environment for Montana's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, and Questioning community to thrive in our beloved state. Our strategy is to support and create direct political action to change the legal, social, and political status of L.G.B.T.Q.Q.I. persons in the state of Montana.
Provided the grassroots effort and support necessary to successfully advocate for and pass legislation that granted same-sex couples the legal right to marry in New Hampshire.
The largest advocacy organization in New Jersey, Garden State Equality works not only to win fairer laws, but also to win justice for LGBT New Jerseyans facing discrimination, and produced 15 grassroots and public education programs to attain marriage equality
Equality New Mexico (EQNM)
A statewide education and advocacy organization that works for full recognition of LGBT civil rights.
A grassroots organization whose mission is to move the state toward full marriage equality for all lesbian and gay couples, through action and education. Nobody is equal until we are all equal.
New York's statewide LGBT civil rights and advocacy organization, Empire State Pride Agenda works to win equality and justice for LGBT New Yorkers and families, creating a broadly diverse alliance of LGBT people and allies in government, communities of faith, labor, all sectors of the workforce and other social justice movements to achieve equality for LGBT New Yorkers and the broader goals of social, racial and economic justice.
The first-ever public campaign to identify and replace anti-marriage legislators through aggressive, strategic electoral work, Fight Back NY works to ensure new votes for marriage equality through constant direct communication with voters in special, primary, and general elections.
Marriage Equality USA - New York Regional Organizing Committees & Local Organizers
Marriage Equality USA's New York ROC's are part of a national grassroots organization whose mission is to secure legally recognized civil marriage equality for all, at the federal and state level, without regard to gender identity or sexual orientation.
Marriage Equality USA - Greater NYC Local Organizer
Marriage Equality USA - Rochester-Finger Lakes Local Organizer
A coalition that supports same-sex commitment and equal marriage rights.
Equality North Carolina (ENC)
Equality NC is a statewide group dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for LGBT people, working toward that goal by effectively lobbying the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments on issues like inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, marriage equality, HIV/AIDS, and more.
In collaboration with local, regional, statewide, and national organizations and government agencies, Equality Ohio works as an advocate and champion for fair treatment and equal opportunity for LGBT citizens; to facilitate a greater understanding of our common humanity through education and outreach efforts; and to engage and empower individuals, families, organizations, businesses and institutions throughout Ohio.
Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq)
Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) seeks equal rights for LGBT individuals and families through advocacy, education, programs, alliances and the operation of the Dennis R Neill Equality Center.
A diverse movement made up of GLBT folks, straight-allies, rural and urban Oregonians, business leaders, clergy, elected officials, educators, parents and more as well as coalition partners in labor, healthcare, reproductive choice, civil liberties and racial justice organizations, committed to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Marriage Equality USA's Regional Organizing Committees and Local Organizers are part of a national grassroots organization whose mission is to secure legally recognized civil marriage equality for all, at the federal and state level, without regard to gender identity or sexual orientation.
A project of Basic Rights Education Fund, Marriage Matters Oregon is a grassroots campaign to get Oregonians talking to each other about the freedom to marry. The most important and influential conversations we have are with the people we know and care about. For the many Oregonians who believe that extending civil marriage to same sex couples is a matter of basic fairness and respect, Marriage Matters Oregon an easy and powerful way to start that conversation.
This center for civil rights advocates equality for LGBT Pennsylvanians through direct legal services, education and policy reform.
While Marriage Equality for Pennsylvania (ME4PA) supports marriage equality for all Pennsylvanians as its primary goal, this organization seeks to end legal discrimination based on real or perceived sexual and gender identity. Furthermore ME4PA also seeks to end maltreatment against people within the LGBTQIA community. ME4PA has also taken a firm stand against the practice of "conversion therapy" and seeks to have the practice prohibited in Pennsylvania. ME4PA's goal is to raise awareness of our demand for equal treatment under the law, and take any appropriate actions toward that goal. As of 11 October 2013 ME4PA and Marriage Equality USA are engaged in a formal partnership with the shared goal of obtaining marriage equality in Pennsylvania.
Marriage Equality USA - Pennsylvania ROC's & Local Organizers
Marriage Equality USA's Regional Organizing Committees and Local Organizers are part of a national grassroots organization whose mission is to secure legally recognized civil marriage equality for all, at the federal and state level, without regard to gender identity or sexual orientation. Our Pennsylvania organizers work hand-in-hand with our partners at Marriage Equality for Pennsylvania (ME4PA).
The primary grassroots organization which worked to secure equal marriage rights for all Rhode Island couples.
South Carolina's LGBT civil organization, SC Equality works to secure equal civil and human rights for all LGBT South Carolinians and their families.
Equality South Dakota (EqSD)
The mission of Equality South Dakota is to secure and protect the rights and well being of LGBT South Dakotans and their families through full engagement in the political process.
A statewide organization dedicated to promote and sustain the equality of LGBT persons in the State of Tennessee through the establishment of fair and equitable laws protecting these rights and the elimination of laws that would seek to counter this effort.
Equality Texas (EQTX)
Equality Texas and Equality Texas Foundation envision a state where all Texans are treated equally, with dignity and respect. Equality Texas advocates and lobbies for the elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Equality Texas Foundation educates and engages the public about policies and their effect on Texans of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.
Comprised of three organizations sharing a single vision and mission, Equality Utah works to secure equal rights and protections for LGBT Utahns and their families.
Marriage Equality USA's Utah chapter is part of a national grassroots organization whose mission is to secure legally recognized civil marriage equality for all, at the federal and state level, without regard to gender identity or sexual orientation.
Vermont Freedom to Marry (VFM)
A nonprofit, all-volunteer resource for marriage equality in Vermont, VFM strives to answer questions around same-sex marrying in Vermont, financial and tax issues, family and child custody concerns, and more. The Vermont Freedom to Marry Action Committee, Inc. (VFMAC) is a social welfare organization dedicated to full civil marriage equality for same-sex couples in Vermont. VFMAC lobbies for the fair and inclusive treatment of same-sex couples in Vermont's marriage laws.
A statewide, non-partisan advocacy, outreach and education organization seeking equality for LGBT Virginians.
Equal Rights Washington (ERW)
A statewide political advocacy organization that works to ensure and promote dignity, safety, and equality for all LGBT Washingtonians, ERW has successfully advocated for the Anderson Murray Anti-Discrimination law, the creation of the domestic partnership registry, the further expansion of domestic partnership protections, and the passage of the Healthy Youth Act. ERW works to organize the movement for equality, educate voters, and influence policy makers, and advocated for the expansion of protections available to committed gay couples and their children while they worked toward marriage equality.
Legal Voice secures and protects women's legal rights. Our drive for justice improves the lives of mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, nieces & grandmothers in our region. A vital, active force in the community, we make substantive, lasting changes through legislation, self-help resources and litigation with a far-reaching public impact. Legal Voice put together a guide for same-sex Washingtonians who plan to marry - Questions and Answers: Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Washington.
A group of Seattle community-based organizers which sought to keep marriage equality in the public consciousness and worked to connect other local groups promoting grassroots efforts to attain marriage equality.
Washington United for Marriage is a coalition of more than 500 organizations, congregations, unions, and businesses which worked together in coalition to gain and defend civil marriage for loving, committed same-sex couples.
The statewide civil rights advocacy organization dedicated to fair treatment and civil rights for LGBT West Virginians, whose mission is to ensure LGBT people can be open, honest and safe at home, at work, and in the community.
One of the state's most respected advocacy groups with a proud history in political action, education, grassroots organizing, and outreach in the cause of LGBT equality, Fair Wisconsin, Inc. exists to protect and advance the civil rights of LGBT people through electoral involvement and direct legislative advocacy.
Seeks to enhance the lives of LGBT people in the Equality State by providing education, information, activities, support, a networking system, and an advocacy system for people impacted by gender and sexual orientation issues.