Freedom to Marry launches national ad on growing support for marriage
April 25, 2015
Today, April 24, Freedom to Marry launched a national ad for marriage for all loving, committed couples, focusing on the upswelling of support across the country as the United States Supreme Court prepares to hear the issue next week.
In addition to displaying the many voices that have come out in support of the freedom to marry, the ad focuses on two recent polls, from CNN and the Williams Institute, that show how a supermajority of Americans are fully ready for the freedom to marry to come to the country as a whole. The numbers show that 63% of Americans believe that marriage for all couples is a constitutional right, and that support only grows in states where the freedom to marry has taken effect.
Evan Woflson, president and founder of Freedom to Marry, explained that this ad serves as Freedom to Marry's last words to the Supreme Court before they consider the cases before them:
With this latest ad, Freedom to Marry is summing up our closing argument, in hopes of closing our doors after getting the national win. After 30-plus years of doing marriage work, I am gratified that we're in such a strong place as we head into court on Tuesday. The American people have resoundingly and unequivocally embraced the side of love and fairness. We hope the Supreme Court does the right thing and agrees with more than 60 federal and state courts that have held marriage discrimination unconstitutional. America is ready for the freedom to marry. It's time.
Next Tuesday, on April 28, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in cases from Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio on the freedom to marry, with a ruling expected late this summer. Freedom to Marry's latest ad - and the majority of Americans across the country who believe that all families should be respected - show the Court that America, once and for all, is ready for marriage.
Watch the ad below: