Not even the cool, damp weather Mother Nature served up could put a damper on Marriage Equality USA's second annual Los Angeles Garden Party + Awards. The event, which was moved inside to beautiful, historic Union Station, was held on Sunday, March 1. Over 100 guests and dignitaries came out to support
MEUSA's work and to recognize our amazing honorees: Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia (Ally Award), RSVP Vacations (Corporate Partner Award) and the She4ME Team of Sue Melke, Nicole Conn and Jen Foster (Community Partner Award).
"It’s an honor to be recognized by Marriage Equality USA, an outstanding organization that has long led the effort towards LGBT equality not only in marriage, but full legal and social equality in all aspects of life," said Mayor Robert Garcia. "Our communities are safer, more prosperous, and fully thrive when we treat everyone equally under the law, with dignity and respect."
The event raised funds to support MEUSA's critical work toward making sure each one of us will be able to legally marry the
person we love. As an example of that work, in the week following the Los Angeles Garden Party MEUSA submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States - a brief filled with real people giving voice to the crucial need for a consistent national policy on the freedom to marry for all.
MEUSA moves from Southern California to the San Francisco Bay Area for the next Spring 2015 event. Stay posted for reports on the San Francisco Garden Party + Awards which will take place on May 3!