Americans for Marriage Equality, a new bipartisan coalition formed with the help of the Human Rights Campaign, launched today with new resources that will provide up-to-the-minute information and analysis on national and state marriage equality cases, legislation, and other developments.
A new daily Playbook-style email tipsheet called “A.M. Equality” will deliver a daily news roundup and analysis designed to help media, legal experts, and communicators stay abreast of marriage equality developments around the country.
A.M. Equality will go arm-in-arm with a new website, AmericansForMarriageEquality.org, which will serve as a one-stop resource for the latest news, polling, and analysis, and will soon regularly feature digital videos and interviews with legal experts, newsmakers, and celebrities.
Americans for Marriage Equality will host a kick-off event next Wednesday, March 26 on the one-year anniversary of oral arguments in the Perry, the U.S. Supreme Court case, which ended California’s “Prop 8” ban on marriage for same-sex couples. Oral arguments in Windsor, the successful legal challenge to DOMA, took place the following day on March 27, 2013.
Ahead of next week's event, A.M. Equality released one timely finding from the bipartisan survey that sheds light on Americans’ growing acceptance of gays and embrace of LGBT equality overall. With the NFL draft approaching in May, 79 percent of Americans – including 91 percent of millennials surveyed – said they would draft openly gay SEC all-star Michael Sam over a straight candidate who was slightly less good.
Stay tuned to AmericansforMarriageEquality.org and HRC.org/blog next week for the full poll results.