Marriage Equality USA National Media Center
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MARRIAGE EQUALITY USA LEADERS OPTIMISTIC AFTER 10th CIRCUIT HEARING - Press Release, 10 April 2014
“The courtroom atmosphere was electric, and the intense questioning from the judges really brought out the fundamental importance and the meaning of marriage. We left the courthouse filled with hope that the judges are preparing to do the right thing.”
MARRIAGE EQUALITY USA LAUNCHES PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT ON LOGO TV AND YOUTUBE - Press Release, 8 April 2014
"By combining video, music and words, millions of people will now see the simple desire of loving same-sex couples to be treated equally so they can marry the person they love, raise a family, and care for each other for the rest of their lives. It is the most American of ideas to simply treat others the way we want to be treated, and the most American of actions to portray those ideas in a music video!"
MEUSA HOSTS APRIL 10 RALLY IN SLC FOR UTAH MARRIAGE CASE - Media Advisory, 7 April 2014
"Since the hearing will take place in Denver and many Utahns won’t be able to attend, Marriage Equality USA is hosting a local community rally in Salt Lake City that evening to keep the momentum going! Over 1,000 Utah couples who are now legally married are looking to the court to say 'I Do' to marriage so that all loving couples in Utah can once again exchange vows."
MARRIAGE EQUALITY USA WELCOMES DENISE NORRIS, TRANSGENDER LEADER, TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS - Press Release, 31 March 2014
As a recognized leader in the transgender community, Denise brings a great depth of advocacy and organizing experience in the workplace, community, and beyond -- as well as a commitment to building a holistic movement for all LGBT-aligned individuals.
GETTING TO “I DO”: MARRIAGE EQUALITY USA TO CREATE ONLINE GALLERY OF STORIES SHARING PERSONAL JOURNEYS TO EMBRACING MARRIAGE EQUALITY - Press Release, 26 March 2014
“We’re very excited to be partnering with Cowbird, already known for its exciting multimedia projects with NPR and National Geographic, for our Getting to ‘I Do’ project. Cowbird presents an easy-to-use online tool for our marriage equality supporters around the country to combine photos, audio, and text in order to create and share a wide range of personal marriage equality journeys and stories in their own words and images.“
FEDERAL COURT RULING IN FAVOR OF MICHIGAN MARRIAGE EQUALITY IS THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN FOR DOOMED ANTI-GAY STUDY - Press Release, 21 March 2014
The ruling also debunked the flawed anti-equality research of Mark Regnerus as "not worthy of serious consideration." "In particular, the judge in this case thoughtfully examined the research on LGBT families and found that the science is clear: children fare just as well whether they are being raised by same-sex or opposite-sex couples."
COALITION WORK HELPED TO PROTECT THE FREEDOM TO MARRY IN NEW MEXICO - Press Release, 20 February 2014
“We could never have taken on this important work without our coalition members, both here in New Mexico and nationally. We are forever indebted to their early and ongoing support.”
VALENTINE’S DAY LICENSE OUR LOVE EVENTS PROVE TO BE POWERFUL AND EMOTIONAL - Press Release, 17 February 2014
“This Valentine's Day, I was honored to look back at 16 years of these powerful events, and looking forward I continue to plan for the day when we are no longer required to be turned away at America’s marriage counters, but instead will have our love be recognized and licensed equally under the law across the land.”
MARRIAGE EQUALITY MUSIC PSA PREMIERES VALENTINE’S DAY ON YOUTUBE - Press Release, 14 February 2014
"Music and video projects like this have the power to impact millions of viewers by showing the love and commitment that is celebrated and protected by passing civil marriage equality for LGBTQ families."
COALITION WORK RESULTS IN PARTIAL VICTORY IN INDIANA! - Press Release, 13 February 2014
"I am proud of what our NEAT volunteers and the Freedom Indiana coalition accomplished! Today, thousands of LGBT families in the Hoosier state do not have to face a discriminatory and divisive amendment, and the country’s undeniable momentum toward marriage equality continues. We join Freedom Indiana in celebrating this win!”
LICENSE OUR LOVE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY - Media Advisory, 12 February 2014
“These annual events serve as a powerful and visual reminder of the decades-long movement for committed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples across this country to simply be able to marry the person they love.” Event information listed at License Our Love.
SHE4ME VIDEO PREVIEW & MEDIA LAUNCH - Media Advisory, 11 February 2014
"We are very excited to announce the world premier video preview and media launch party for the SHE4ME Marriage Equality PSA which will go live on Valentine’s Day. The music video PSA is directed by Nicole Conn and is set to a sound track of Jenn Foster’s song SHE. Marriage Equality USA partnered with Fosterchild Records and Melke Pty Ltd to produce this social project." Flyer for Video Preview and Party
MEUSA APPLAUDS THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMYS FOR THEIR CELEBRATION OF LOVE, COMMITMENT AND FAMILY – FOR ALL AMERICANS! - Press Release, 28 January 2014
"It was so moving to see The Grammys recognizing the diversity of all our families by celebrating these couples’ love and commitment to each other and underscoring that we all have the same love for one another.”
SHE4ME LAUNCHES MARRIAGE EQUALITY PSA ON FEBRUARY 14 - Social Media for PSA Launch, 26 January 2014 from Melke PR
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