Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Flag for Marriage Equality

The Flag for Marriage Equality arrived as the result of Studio 360 LGBT flag redesign challenge but has now taken on a meaning of its own.

"This is an evolving protest flag for equal marriage rights in the United States," says its website. "The stars on the Jan 1, 2010 flag represent the states that actively perform same-sex marriages. Stars are arranged on the blue field in order of each state's admission into the union."

The creator told Joe.My.God, "The flag is based in the custom of 19th century suffragettes. At their annual convention they would add a star to the flag for each state that had adopted a women's right to vote. Although there is no official order - the stars are generally read right to left in the order they were admitted to the Union. Represented are - Massachusetts and Connecticut."

You can read more on the flag at get involved at the Flag for Equal Marriage Facebook group.

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