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The Fight for Marriage Equality

Post submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

Marriage equality is on the ballot in multiple states across the country this fall – from Washington State in the west, to Minnesota in the midwest, to Maryland and Maine in the east.

In Washington, HRC is a proud founding member of the Washington United for Marriage coalition and continues to be a strong supporter in the efforts to defend marriage equality for all Washingtonians. In addition to the tremendous volunteer resources the local Seattle leadership provides on the campaign, HRC has donated a Field Director, eight additional field organizers, a Deputy Campaign Manager, a Communications Director and a Faith Director. Support our efforts!

In Maryland, HRC also is a founding member and leader of Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the coalition campaign working to defend marriage in the Free State. HRC is dedicating staff, resources and coordinating volunteers and phone banks. Find out about volunteer opportunities with the campaign or donate to HRC’s special fund to defend the marriage equality law in Maryland.

HRC also has six staffers on the ground in Minnesota, where we’re a part of the Minnesotans United for All Families coalition. In Minnesota, NOM-affiliated groups are staunchly pushing a state constitutional amendment that would ban committed, loving same-sex couples from marrying one another. We need your support - visit HRC’s Minnesota Family Freedom PAC and help defeat this discriminatory amendment.

Groups like NOM and their allies will stop at nothing to roll back our previous victories and prevent us from advancing equality. Get involved now and help these critical states protect marriage equality or prevent discriminatory bans.

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