Marriage Equality

Courage Campaign played major roles in four different marriage equality efforts (Maine ‘09, New Hampshire ‘11, North Carolina ‘12 and Washington ‘12, among others). Our members contributed over $150,000 to win, while we deployed staff in each location to help manage online efforts on the ground and run member GOTV.

Current Actions

Tell NOM: You’re on the wrong side of history. It’s time to say goodbye.

National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has spent the last seven years spreading hate and bigotry across the country, and now it's time to say, "so long." Courage Campaign members have been on the frontlines, fighting back against NOM's same, old, tired attacks on equality every step of the way. And we've won! So, in NOM's last gasp effort to try and take down marriage equality during their “March for Marriage,” let's thank them for their years of hard work and failed efforts against marriage equality, and wish them farewell.

Past Actions

Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel: Take Stronger Action NOW to protect LGBT service members!

6 states -- including Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Texas -- think they are above the law of the land and are refusing to allow same-sex married couples in the National Guard to register for spousal benefits despite a federal mandate. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered “immediate action” for these states to comply with the law, but so far they are not backing down. He's on our side, but now we need to make him finish the job.

Send EqualityOnTrial.com to the Supreme Court!

The blogging team at the #1 website for coverage of the Prop 8 and DOMA trials is preparing to attend the Supreme Court hearings, but needs your help to get to DC. Chip in to help cover travel expenses!

Attend rallies to show your support for equality to the Supreme Court!

Attend rallies for respect, dignity, and equality in DC and across the country as the Supreme Court prepares to hear the Prop 8 and DOMA cases!

Now it's time to Dump DOMA

Now that marriage is legal in 3 additional states, we need to Dump DOMA so these impending newlyweds have the 1,138 federal rights they deserve. Sign up for our campaign!

Call for Equality in Washington!

If you have a computer and a phone, you can help same-sex couples in Washington win the respect, dignity and rights all loving couples deserve.

Announcing the Vote for Marriage Ballot

The Courage Campaign Vote for Marriage Ballot will help decide which states with same-sex marriage initiatives on the ballot in 2012 should get the biggest commitment from Courage Campaign’s more than 750,000 members. Courage is a grassroots-funded, grassroots-led organization. Our job in all we do is to amplify your voice, volunteer hours and donations. Therefore, we need you to tell each other and us where to invest the most resources to support equality in 2012. You can cast your vote once each day through 11:59 PM PST on August 28th, 2012. Click for more details, what the campaign with the most support will receive, and to vote!

Courage Campaign Super PAC launches MittGetsWorse.org

Courage Campaign Super PAC launched MittGetsWorse.org, a partnership with American Bridge 21st Century. MittGetsWorse.org will tell the story of Mitt's record of lies and flip-flopping on LGBT equality dating back to 1994 through oral history, a Facebook timeline and other tools.

Announcing the Breakthrough Conversations Project

Courage Campaign is proud to partner with 14 other organizations in California to launch an exciting new project that will test-drive new messages to change hearts and minds on LGBT equality. Our coalition has convened four trainings across the state; sign up for one to participate in this unique project!

9th Circuit denies attempt to rehear Prop 8 case

We're 3 for 3 in the courts on Prop 8: on June 5th, the 9th Circuit denied an attempt to rehear and possibly overturn the decision declaring Prop 8 unconstitutional. The case is now set to head to the Supreme Court, the biggest stage of all, and we need your support to win.

Call Out the Vote in NC

Sign up now for a short training to learn how you can assist in motivating North Carolinians to vote NO on anti-gay Amendment One.

Help defeat Amendment 1 in NC!

WATCH: Powerful first TV ads in the race to defeat Amendment 1 in North Carolina. Check them out and chip in to help them stay on the air!

Help defeat Amendment 1 in NC!

Know someone in North Carolina? Join our member-voter contact program and pledge to have a Courageous Conversation with them about why to vote NO on anti-gay Amendment 1!

$1 million to defeat anti-gay Amendment One

On May 8th, North Carolina will vote on Amendment One, which bans marriage equality and any other form of recognition for same-sex couples. Polls show the public increasingly against Amendment One, but our opponents just began running an ad this weekend that spreads lies about same-sex families and urges a Yes vote on Amendment One. Our side has ads of its own, but we need the money to get them on the air.

Tell the DNC: Pony up to fight for 2012 marriage equality ballot initiatives!

We're launching a campaign to make sure the DNC chips in to fight for equal rights at the ballot in 2012 as they did in 2008 to fight Prop 8. The DNC jointly raised $29.1 million in January alone -- they can chip in a fraction of that to help fight for equal rights. We've had Democrats' backs in the voting booth for years -- help make sure they have ours at the ballot.

Honor Valentine's Day, lift the Prop 8 stay

The 9th Circuit overturned Prop 8, but there's another stay on the decision. People in same-sex couples are literally dying to get married while the Prop 8 trial drags on. Ask the courts to honor Valentine's Day and lift the Prop 8 stay!