MEUSA is proud to once again co-lead the #Unite4Marriage coalition, giving Americans across the country the opportunity to show their support for the marriage equality cases being heard at the United States Supreme Court. The coalition will produce a national rally and interfaith event in Washington D.C., as well as support grassroots and faith-led events across the United States. These events will take place in conjunction with the United States Supreme Court's April 28 hearings of appeals to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in four marriage cases - a ruling which upheld the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee state bans on marriage equality.
"Our goal is to empower communities to plan, organize and take action on or around the April 28 hearings. These events will bear witness to our right to the pursuit of happiness, and will continue to educate and advocate with those who are not yet supportive of the fundamental right for everyone to marry the person they love," said MEUSA Executive Director Brian Silva.
These events will not be just one march or demonstration, but instead will be a peaceful display of solidarity and a stand for love, not hate, across the nation.
For more information on events in D.C., local events in your community, and the coalition and its efforts check out the #Unite4Marriage website, UniteforMarriage.org. You post an event or can sign up under the JOIN A LOCAL EVENT to help organize an event in your community or to participate in an existing event.
What originated in 2013 as an organic post on Facebook among a few GetEQUAL organizers and a series of planning meetings with Marriage Equality USA, quickly blossomed into a larger coalition and effort. During the 2013 Windsor and Proposition 8 cases, the coalition produced two days of rallies and an interfaith service at the United States Supreme Court, as well as supported hundreds of rallies and faith events in all 50 states. In addition, the coalition helped lead Decision Day celebrations across the country on 26 June 2013 to celebrate those decisions.
The #Unite4Marriage coalition is led by MEUSA, GetEQUAL, the Campaign for Southern Equality, the Family Equality Council, Freedom to Marry, GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, and the National LGBTQ Task Force.