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About - Campaign in Depth

There are two basic aspects of the campaign:

1) Provide a timely, basic tool to advance equality in California by gathering signatures for a 2010 ballot initiative.

2) Help established progressive networks and community organizations to motivate a diverse network of interested volunteers around grassroots efforts to broaden equality in California.

Yes! on Equality is a Non-PartisanTax-Exempt organization, created to repeal Proposition 8 and make marriage accessible for any two consenting adults. The California Marriage Equality Act of 2010 is authored by Yes! on Equality and is the only same-sex marriage ballot initiative registered with the Attorney General’s office.

The purpose of Yes! on Equality is to bring together supporters for a more effective outcome. Simply repeating the previous campaign will not achieve victory. Yes! on Equality will ensure fresh ideas, minority and faith outreach, expanded grassroots activism, and an inclusive structure that recognizes the value of both large and small organizations.

As an independent mediator, Yes! on Equality is sponsoring a series of Statewide Leadership Summits to unite community efforts in the next campaign. Yes! on Equality is already working with and sponsoring these events with Equality California, Courage Campaign, Marriage Equality USA, Liberty Hill, as well as regional organizations. Yes! on Equality believes that no single organization should own the next marriage equality campaign – every person and every organization can and will need to contribute to the success of marriage equality. Please support this unified effort to win back marriage equality in California.

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Yes! on Equality is a campaign started in California in November, 2008. It is open to all and is based in Sacramento, CA, with allies and Regional Directors across the state.  For more information, please contact us.

Why Support Gay Marriage?

The question, 'Why Gay Marriage?' is commonly asked. Simply put, we all deserve the right to marry. Why should one group of people be treated differently from the rest? By renaming Gay Marriage and calling it a civil union, a legitimate set of people and their relationships are subject to unjust discrimination. It's not just a name, 'Marriage' offers more than 1,000 rights and protections not given to 'Domestic Partners.'

This form of discrimination should not be taken lightly. The Los Angeles Times noted, "The very act of denying gay and lesbian couples the right to marry – traditionally the highest legal and societal recognition of a loving commitment – by definition relegates them and their relationship to second class status.” The truth is, this form of segregation is wrong.

Overcoming Myths and Stereotypes

There are many myths and misconceptions about gays, some of which suggest that gays are different form the rest of society. Reality is, we comprise nearly 10% of the population; we're your banker, doctor, lawyer - people that lead ordinary lives, people just like you. Why then, should who we decide to spend the rest of our lives with, be the concern of everyone else? What makes us so special or different that we can't make that decision for ourselves?

Perhaps one of the greatest myths of all is that of gay marriage and education. Proponents of Proposition 8 used scare tactics that wrongly proclaimed that gay marriage will be taught in schools. However, California law prohibits teaching children matters of health and family issues at school that parents are opposed to.