Oregon United for Marriage is building a broad coalition of individuals and organizations to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Oregon. Business, labor, progressive, and nonpartisan organizations, communities of color, people of faith, current and former elected officials, students, business and community leaders, Republicans, Democrats, Greens, Independents, and Libertarians are invited to join the coalition.
“Marriage matters because it’s how we define family,” says Rev. Tara Wilkins, executive director of Community of Welcoming Congregations and pastor of Bridgeport United Church of Christ. “Many clergy and religious traditions affirm the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples. It’s as basic as the Golden Rule: Treating others as one would want to be treated includes allowing civil marriage for gay couples who are truly committed to each other.”
To kick-off the campaign, there are fourteen community events statewide, in churches, community spaces, cafes, and student centers. You can RSVP to attend one of these events.