Civil rights, labor, religious and political leaders, along with a number of families, are headlining the United for Marriage coalition’s March 26 marriage equality event at the U.S. Supreme Court.
The event will showcase the depth and diversity of grassroots support for marriage equality – which is backed by a supermajority (58 percent) of Americans, according to the Washington Post/ABC News poll out yesterday. In addition, United for Marriage is helping to coordinate more than 150 gatherings in every state across the country.
When: Tuesday, March 26 at 8:30 am.
Where: U.S. Supreme Court Plaza – First and East Capitol Streets NE.
Wade Henderson, President, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Bishop Gene Robinson and his daughter, Ella Robinson
Janet Murguía, President, National Council of La Raza
LZ Granderson, CNN and ESPN commentator
Phoenix couple Nelda Majors and Karen Bailey, who have been together more than 50 years
The United for Marriage DC event is taking place as the Supreme Court considers two cases that are about whether gay and lesbian Americans should have the same freedoms as everyone else. Recent polling shows support for marriage equality at an all-time high – an ABC News/Washington Post poll shows support at 58 percent, while a survey from Grove Research shows that 75 percent of Americans believe the ability to marry the person you love is a Constitutional right.
Learn more about the DC gathering and local events at www.unitedformarriage.org.
The United for Marriage Coalition is a group of LGBT and allied organizations working to elevate the broad support for marriage equality through events in Washington, DC and across the country in advance of the Supreme Court rulings on two marriage cases. Groups leading the United for Marriage efforts include the Family Equality Council, GetEQUAL, GLAAD, Good As You, the Human Rights Campaign, Marriage Equality USA, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the New Organizing Institute.