Marriage equality is about allowing all loving, committed couples to make a lifetime commitment to each other and build strong families. People from all walks of life, including gay and lesbian couples, want their children to live in a loving, stable, committed home and be protected under the law.
The United States of America takes great pride in the Declaration of Independence that declares and seeks to secure life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to all, without discrimination. We are asking you to stand by this, to stand by freedom, and to recognize that marriage equality is a right, not a privilege. If a right is given to one group of people, it must be given to all. This is not a religious battle and it cannot become one; that is exactly why we are ensured separation of church and state. This isn't about religion, this is about civil rights. The time is now for this to be remedied!