Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Show America What Marriage Equality Looks Like

From Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders:

Five years ago, a revolution started in Massachusetts. On May 17, 2004, the first same-sex couples ever to legally marry in the United States stood in churches, backyards, and town halls, and said "I do."

Five years later, over 16,000 same-sex couples have married in Massachusetts and 3 more states have adopted full marriage equality - Connecticut, Vermont, and Iowa. Marriage equality bills are moving forward in Maine and New Hampshire, and 18,000 couples married in California before Proposition 8 brought marriage equality to a halt there.

To celebrate five years of marriage equality, and to keep the momentum going across New England and the U.S., we invite you to participate in our online photo exhibit: What Marriage Equality Looks Like.

Join the Celebration!

We invite all couples, gay and straight, who have married in an equality state - Massachusetts (since May 17, 2004); Connecticut (since November 12, 2008), Iowa (since April 27, 2009), or California (June 16, 2008 - November 4, 2008)* to help us show America what marriage equality looks like. (*Same-sex couples in Vermont can begin marrying in September 2009).

Email your favorite wedding photo to photos@glad.org.

Please include your names (only first names will be published), the date and location of the wedding, and a photo credit if applicable.

Photos will be added throughout the month of May.

GLAD congratulates and celebrates all the loving, committed couples who have joined in marriage in the past five years.

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