resources - gay marriage
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Fighting in courts, legislatures, and communities, the ACLU advocates for individual rights guaranteed by the US Constitution.
The Freedom to Marry
An organization dedicated to winning marriage for same sex couples, both through the legal arena, and through education.
The Gay and Lesbian Action against Defamation (GLAAD)
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
The Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)
GLAD represented plaintiff couples in the Massachusetts Goodridge case, which led to the first-in-the-nation ruling in 2003 ordering the state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex residents beginning May 17. In addition, GLAD was counsel in the Vermont case in 1999, which resulted in the Legislature granting civil unions to gay and lesbian couples, another historic outcome.
Human Rights Campaign
Educating the public and lawmakers about same sex marriage issues and other issues of equality for the LGBT community.
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
An organization committed to achieving full civil rights for LGBT people and people living with HIV/AIDS through public policy work and litigation.
Log Cabin Republicans
Log Cabin Republicans courageously stand on the front lines of today's most important battleground for gay and lesbian civil rights. They are the nation's leading voice for fairness, inclusion, and tolerance in the GOP.
Love Makes A Family
The mission of Love Makes A Family is to work for social change: to create a supportive environment within our communities and to provide a public voice for all families, especially those subjected to social, economic and legal discrimination due to sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Marriage Equality U.S.A. (MEUSA)
An organization dedicated to education and campaigning in the media to gain grassroots support for same sex marriage.
This Fellowship of Churches plays a vital role in addressing the spiritual needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community around the world.
National Center of Lesbian Rights
NCLR is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)
A national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, with the vision and commitment to building a powerful political movement.
National Organization for Women (NOW)
A feminist group organizing for abortion rights and against violence toward women. NOW supports equal marriage rights for lesbian and gay couples.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends.
The National Stonewall Democrats is a grassroots network connecting LGBT Democratic activists. With over 90 chapters all across the country, Stonewall's primary mission focuses on creating social justice through education, mobilization, and fighting the Republican attack on our families and civil rights.
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)
The Unitarian Universalist Association has a long-standing and deeply held commitment to support full equality for bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender people, going back 33 years to 1970.
The Wedding Party
An organization that celebrates same-sex partnership and creates events that draw national attention to and educates the public about the need for securing equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.