Earlier this year, the Human Rights Campaign built a strong campaign to build support for marriage equality in New York. New Yorkers for Marriage Equality featured celebrities and figures like Moby, Whoopi Goldberg, Julianne Moore, and Russell Simons.
With marriage equality legalized in June, HRC is taking that momentum to launch Americans for Marriage Equality. The campaign will feature prominent figures that support gay and lesbian couples getting married – with special emphasis on Republicans, African-Americans, Latinos and elected officials. The campaign can be viewed at www.hrc.org/americansformarriageequality.
“Americans for Marriage Equality will help drive the national conversation on marriage equality at a critical time as the issue moves through the electoral, legislative, and judicial arenas,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “It’s critically important that we continue a conversation with Americans from all walks of life on this issue of fundamental equality.”
Current, there are ballot items that could deny marriage equality in 2012 in North Carolina and Minnesota with others that may emerge in Maine and Oregon.
Wal-Mart has recently extended health insurance coverage for its transgender employees, according to a Bloomberg News story posted Monday. “At Wal-Mart, respect for the individual is one of the core beliefs that are the foundation of our company,” spokesman Kevin Gardner said in an e-mailed statement to Bloomberg. “We are committed to fostering an inclusive [...]