The scene outside the Supreme Court right now is electrifying.
Thousands of us are here, gathering for justice and equality as the Supreme Court hears two historic marriage cases this week.
Our window to be heard is closing. Will you add your voice to the thousands of equality activists here in Washington and speak out against Prop. 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)?
Our opponents may claim in the media that public opinion is on their side and same-sex couples don't deserve equal citizenship. But we know the truth. We must be louder. We must be stronger. We are now the majority – and it's time for us all to stand together and declare that EVERYONE deserves the fundamental right to marry.
Once this week's oral arguments in the Prop. 8 and DOMA cases are over, the next chapter in our decades-long fight for equal marriage rights will rest in the Court's hands. Their expected rulings in June will impact the course of this movement for generations.
Hollingsworth v. Perry, the Prop. 8 challenge I helped to bring as co-founder of the American Foundation for Equal Rights and spearheaded by the bipartisan legal team of Ted Olson and David Boies, could bring marriage equality not only back to California, but to other states as well.
And in the DOMA case, United States v. Windsor, by deeming DOMA unconstitutional the Court could grant all legally-married same-sex couples the same federal rights and benefits straight married couples enjoy.
Or, if the court buys the right-wing lie that same-sex couples don't really need equality, we could be left with the status quo.
In both cases, equality has won in lower courts. Now it's time for us to stand together, and show the media that the majority of Americans want full marriage equality and an end to DOMA.
As we continue our fight to make sure all Americans have the same rights, join us and stand loud and clear for equality at this pivotal moment.
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