Continuing the conversation about marriage equality

The marriage equality campaign currently underway here in Oregon has a limited amount of time to reach and persuade voters who are still on the fence in order to gain the support needed to move forward to the ballot.

This video shows real Oregonians talking about why marriage matters — watch it and spread the word by sharing it through your social networks!

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BRO takes marriage campaign to the national level

Basic Rights Oregon recently produced a great ad campaign called “Marriage matters to me” featuring several Oregon couples both gay and straight. Four of these couples will get coverage on CNN this Valentines Day as part of Freedom to Marry‘s newest national campaign.

Via press release, BRO executive director Jeana Frazzini lauded the decision to show the ads on Valentine’s Day of all days.

“Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love and commitment, and that’s true for all couples, gay or straight,” said Frazzini. “We’re reaching out to Oregonians to talk about the reasons we all want to get married: we want to publicly affirm the commitment we’ve made to the person we love.”

You can see the video below and more at a statewide themed website Marriage Matters Oregon.

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Basic Rights Oregon kicks off ‘Marriage Matters to Me’ campaign

Evan Wolfson - Executive Direction Freedom to Marry

Evan Wolfson - Executive Direction Freedom to Marry

Starting today Basic Rights Oregon begins a big Marriage Matters to Me campaign with events in Portland, Bend and Eugene. All three will feature Evan Wolfson, founder and Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, a national gay and non-gay partnership working to win marriage equality across the country. In 2004 TIME magazine named Wolfson one of the “100 most influential people in the world.” Wolfson is the author of “Why Marriage Matters: America, Equality and Gay People’s Right to Marry”. He wrote the book on marriage, literally.

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