A Marriage Equality Legacy: From Practical Struggles to a “Love Affair” with the Gay Community

In the final segment of MEUSA’s interview with Edie Windsor, Edie recalls the real-life consequences of being denied the right to marry and her transition from a community outsider to advocate. Watch the interview here…

Thea and Edie

Edie Windsor Part 2:  Life and Love Before Stonewall

In part two of MEUSA’s three-part interview with Edie Windsor, Edie recounts the struggles of gay life before Stonewall and her persistence pursuing her eventual wife, Thea Spyer. Watch the interview here…

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio (left) receives the MEUSA 2014 Ally Honoree Award from Michael Sabatino (center) and Robert Voorheis (right)

A Four-Decade March Down the Aisle

Not every couple celebrates their first and 25th anniversaries in the same year. Then again, not every couple has navigated a roller coaster quite like the one Michael Sabatino and Robert Voorheis have – that of legal recognition of same gender relationships both as activists and a committed couple. Read more…


“There is no wrong time for justice.” – Edie Windsor

In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the Windsor decision, we are proud today to launch the first in our series of intimate MEUSA interviews with Edie Windsor. Read more and view the first interview…

Jack and Ted

GETTING TO “I DO”: Our Journeys to Marriage Equality

MEUSA has launched its latest marriage equality story-sharing initiative in conjunction with the story-telling website Cowbird. Help us change hearts and minds. Share with us your personal stories about relationships, family, marriage, advocacy, and equality. Read more…

Analysis & Opinion

The State of the (Marital) Union

As of July 17, nearly 44 percent of the U.S. population lives in 19 states and the District of Columbia where same-sex couples legally may marry. One year ago—even after the 2012 election in which three states affirmed marriage equality at the ballot and after Minnesota’s legislature followed suit a few months later—just 18 percent, or less than one-fifth, of the U.S. population lived in marriage equality states. Even six months ago that number had risen to just 33 percent, or one-third of the population. We’ve made extremely rapid progress, and are within striking distance of a majority of the population having access to marriage equality where they live.

In a sense, we’ve already sped well past the halfway mark. Read more…

MEUSA in the News

Getting to “I DO”: Sharing Stories to Change Hearts and Minds

Over the course of the marriage equality movement, one key thing we’ve learned in state after state is that sharing our stories with others is critical. The single most powerful way to bring people to support civil marriage equality is by making the issue personal.

Marriage Equality USA recently launched “Getting to ‘I DO’: Our Journeys to Marriage Equality,” a collaborative project aimed at col­lecting and sharing a wide range of multimedia-rich stories about relationships, family, marriage, ad­vocacy, and equality.

Read more…


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