Thank the Democratic Party for supporting the freedom to marry!
September 04, 2012
Freedom to Marry: We support the right of all families to have equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the law. We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples. We also support the freedom of churches and religious entities to decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.We oppose discriminatory federal and state constitutional amendments and other attempts to deny equal protection of the laws to committed same-sex couples who seek the same respect and responsibilities as other married couples. We support the full repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act.
Today the Democratic Party stood up for family values and the value of all families by including a freedom to marry plank in its official platform. The party's embrace of the freedom to marry matches the sentiment of the American people. They know that that marriage matters, that gay and non-gay loving and committed couples deserve respect, and that strengthening families is part of how we build a stronger country for all.
In the next 48 hours, we want to show our appreciation to the Democrats for taking this historic step forward by asking 50,000 people to sign Freedom to Marry's "thank you" card to the party's leaders, including President Barack Obama and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Sign the letter HERE to celebrate this landmark step forward in the campaign to win marriage for all couples nationwide.