Since the early 2000's, Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) and its partners have organized #LicenseOurLove actions on Valentine's Day (during National Freedom to Marry Week). The purpose of this program is to raise awareness of the importance of marriage equality.
In states that lack the freedom to marry, same-sex couples put a human face to our struggle by requesting a marriage license from their county clerk.
Once marriage equality is won in a state, individuals and organizations participate in a variety of events to demonstrate their solidarity with same-sex couples living in states where they cannot yet license their love.
The #LicenseOurLove program shows that our fight will continue until everyone can marry the person they love - no matter where they live, work or travel!
A #LicenseOurLove action is simple yet profound. It can be done with as few as 2 people and can be organized in any locale in the nation. In states without marriage equality, nothing better highlights the state-sanctioned discrimination against same-sex couples than having them, often with children or grandchildren in tow, turned away from the marriage counter that serves every other heterosexual couple that approaches – no questions asked.
For more information, or to organize or participate in an event, go to licenseourlove.org