As we begin the process of organizing behind the recent announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear four marriage equality cases this year, below are the resources collected from the 2013 organizing effort...
Resources for Creating Faith Events
Hundreds of faith communities have joined the movement for marriage equality across the country, and we stand arm in arm with those communities. Below are a few resources created for the organizing effort around Supreme Court oral arguments and Decision Day, but please feel free to use them in your ongoing organizing work with communities of faith!
Talking With People of Faith
Friends & Family Plan
Provides LGBT people and allies the support and expert data to help our conflicted Christian loved ones – as Christians – support LGBT equality.
My Mind Was Changed
A communications toolkit that offers the powerful approaches to moving conflicted Christians from a place of standing against LGBT equality to standing for it.
Ideas for music to use as part of a liturgy promoting marriage and LGBT equality.
Suggested sacred texts to use as part of a liturgy promoting marriage and LGBT equality.
Readings / Opening & Closing Words
Suggestions for readings as well as opening and closing words as part of the liturgy.
Faith Voices - Sermon Support
Compilation of sermons on LGBT equality from multiple faith traditions.
Personal Stories (Clergy & Laity)
Supporting Marriage - Before God And These Witnesses
by Rev. Dr. Janet Edward
Two Life-Changing Words
by Kori Ashton
Gay Marriage Manifesto
by Rev. Melvin Miller
4 Reasons this Christian Family Supports Marriage Equality
by Holli Long
How LGBT Families Are Expanding Christian Love
by Joseph Ward
Marrying Same-Sex Couples since 2008
by Rev. Aaron Miller
Research, Data, & Polling
Religious Americans’ Perspectives on Same-sex Marriage
A study of religious voices in mainstream media reports about LGBT equality
General Faith Resources