On National Freedom to Marry Day, Thursday, February 12, 2009, at local marriage counters in cities all over the country, same-sex couples will request marriage licenses at their local County Clerk's Offices to raise awareness of the harms and impact that the inability to marry causes on their families. This national event is hosted yearly by Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) and this year they are being joined by Join the Impact [the largest organizer of country-wide marriage equality actions] to make this the largest Marriage Counter Action yet!
"Marriage Equality USA started the Marriage Counter Action/Get Engaged for Marriage Equality in 2001. We do this annual direct action during Freedom to Marry week to make marriage discrimination visible, it forces our local clerks to have to look us in the eye, see our children, and enforce a discriminatory and unjust law at their counter – it moves everyone who witnesses this sad, but powerful event and gives us the opportunity to tell our stories and show that we live in every community and want to honor and protect our families like everyone else." - Jordan Palmer, Vice President of Development & Organizational Relationships for Marriage Equality
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Please lend support to Marriage Equality USA and draw national attention to the many committed couples who are not afforded the right to marry.
- Click here to a complete list of MEUSA locations (by states) and other critical information
- Click +Cities">here to find JTI cities that will be hosting events where MEUSA is not
- Download national toolkit