Call to Action - United for Marriage
People of faith continue to be at the forefront in the march for marriage equality. Our leadership and active presence is needed concerning the oral arguments in the marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court Mar 26 & 27. Please participate as you are able and help us spread the word.
Be part of history, come to Washington, DC to participate in the DC events. Please let us know you are coming by registering at www.unitedformarriage.org.
For those around the country not able to get to DC, we hope you will plan and/or participate in local events and register your events and access resources at www.unitedformarriage.org.
We hope you will share this invitation widely with your lists and networks. Thanks for all your help and support!
My dear friends,
As a nation, we have been on a journey toward marriage equality. On March 26 and 27, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases that are about whether lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans should have the same opportunities as everyone else. As people of faith, we offer a unique and powerful voice to this ongoing dialogue: Our role as people of faith is more important now than ever. We have been instrumental in bringing marriage equality to this point but the country still needs to hear our voices. Regardless of our traditions or backgrounds, we support equality because our faith compels us to treat everyone the way we ourselves wish to be treated – and no one wants to be told who they can or can’t marry.
Please come to Washington, DC and join the thousands of voices from across the country in a rally in front of the Supreme Court steps at 8:30 am on March 26. Register today at www.unitedformarriage.org.
Several faith-specific events will be happening in Washington on that day as well:
An interfaith prayer service, “A Prayer for Love and Justice” will take place at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, March 26 at Lutheran Church of the Reformation (a few blocks from the court). You are invited to come to this multi-faith celebration and join the procession out of the church to the rally on the steps of the Supreme Court. RSVP to attend here.
A Seder, “Parting the Waters: A Seder for Love, Liberation and Justice” will be held at 5:30 PM on March 26 at the Human Rights Campaign (1640 Rhode Island Ave). This date not only marks the second day of Passover but also the Prop 8 challenge before the Supreme Court. All are welcome to close their eventful day with this multi-faith, multi-racial, intergenerational celebration. You can register and get your tickets here.
For more information on all events in Washington go to: www.unitedformarriage.org.
These are holy days for many of us. Some will celebrate Passover, while others are on the journey between Palm Sunday and Easter. We recognize that many of you may not be able to come to Washington, DC. If you are not able to join us, we invite you to create your own interfaith service, Passover Seder, prayer rally, vigil or simply to incorporate a message of thanksgiving for the freedom to marry and the hope to end discrimination against same-sex couples into your weekly services in your home congregations. Toward that end, we have prepared resource for you with ideas, liturgies, and messaging points at: www.unitedformarriage.org. We also ask that you register your local event on this site to help us track all the happenings around the country.
These are Holy Days, not just for certain faith traditions, but for all of us in the U.S. Thank you for lifting your voice.