Encouraging Others to Take Action
Encourage friends, neighbors, and co-workers to write letters to the editor, vote in elections when Marriage Equality is a ballot issue and cast a favorable vote for Marriage Equality.
Letters to the Editor put ideas out into the public sphere that many people read with great interest. Be sure that support for Marriage Equality is one of the ideas that is seen frequently.
Encourage people to vote in any election in which laws legalizing same-sex marriage are challenged. You may wish to remind people who recently moved into the state or county that they must register to vote. Be sure to find out the deadline for voter registration in your area.
Of course, ask them to vote in favor of any laws that legalize same-sex marriage and to not support any referendums, initatives, or propositions that intend to take away the right to marry. Be careful to note the way such items on the election ballot are worded. Be sure you vote YES if the ballot item supports legislation that legalizes same-sex marriage, and to vote NO when the ballot item intends to take away rights.
There is no public interest in excluding gay people from marriage.
Religious organizations are largely free to be organized and governed without the interference of government.
The government can allow gay persons to marry and this does not interfere with the authority of any religious organization.
The Constitution guarantees equal protection for all people, which means nondiscriminatory treatment.
The institution of marriage as regulated by the government should be free from discrimination and is subject to equal protection under the law.
Equal protection means that it is discriminatory for the government to use any one religion's notion of marriage to exclude same-sex couples from marriage.