Displaying Pins, Stickers and Buttons
Display pins, stickers and buttons in support of Marriage Equality on clothing and autos. Use epigrams on email signatures, letter headers, etc.
It is vitally important for advocates of marriage equality to be socially visible. Within our own conscience we may believe in full equality for gay, lesbian and transgender people; we may feel comfortable declaring our support for their rights among people of like-mind; we may defend them when push comes to shove. But for the hundreds of people we encounter in a day at grocery stores, malls, shops and restaurants, they will have no idea where we stand unless we have something that makes our stand apparent. We can tell everyone of those people where we stand with a button on our lapel or a bumper sticker on our car.
Use pins, buttons and bumper stickers in your home, on clothing and on your car. Display them as long as marriage equality is an issue to resolve. "Support Marriage Equality" pins are available on the Resources/Handouts page of this web site. A large variety of items are available at Café Express: http://www.cafepress.com/+gay+bumper-stickers? A few are risqué, but skip over them and find the ones you can use. Some are available from Advocacy organizations in your state. Check out the Resources page for names of advocacy groups and their web sites in your state.
When serving as a Coffee Klatch host, it would be helpful to order a supply of these items and have them on hand for participants of your meeting.
Use epigrams in email signatures, letter headers, Facebook and Twitter posts, etc.
I DO – Support Marriage Equality
Straight, but not narrow
Gay Rights are Civil Rights
Some People are Gay: get over it
Be Careful who you hate. It just might be someone you love.
Marriage is a human right, not a heterosexual privilege
I Support Equal Marriage Rights
Contrary to popular belief, “Thou shalt not judge!” applies to Christians too.
Two mommies are better than one.
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.