Get Engaged and Join the Movement to Win Marriage!

| September 8, 2011 | Comments (2)

There is no doubt that the effort to win the freedom to marry is gaining momentum every day. And we are working tirelessly to make the most of this moment. We are so close. But close doesn’t cut it. If the election were held today, it is uncertain if we’d win.

In a few weeks, our fall television advertising campaign goes live across the state and hundreds of volunteers will join our grassroots campaign for love and commitment. This is serious crunch time for us. We need to change hearts and minds on this issue in the next sixty days, or there won’t be enough time to put forth a successful ballot measure.

We are hopeful, but we can’t get there alone. We need everyone who cares about marriage equality to get engaged now! We need to talk to over 20,000 Oregonians and share our stories in order to be successful. We have volunteer opportunities for everyone across the state so please click on your regional link below to sign up and get engaged!

Portland Metro Click Here

Eugene/Springfield Click Here

Not Portland Metro or Eugene? Click Here

Please contact kyle@basicrights.org for questions. See you soon!

Category: News: Marriage Equality

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  1. Richelle Corbo says:

    Hi,

    I’m in a RDP relationship and I’m curious as to how “marriage” is different beyond the word. What actual rights will we gain in addition to what we have now?

    Thanks
    Richelle

    • admin says:

      We feel that all caring and committed couples should have the right to marry the person they love. Oregonians who are registered domestic partners have been barred from a dying partner’s bedside and denied the ability to say goodbye to the person they love. That doesn’t happen when you’re married. Domestically partnered couples cannot access federal benefits such as filing federal taxes jointly, military benefits, and social security and even if DOMA is overturned, this would not change for Oregon couples unless and until we allow marriages for same sex couples.

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