All loving, committed same-sex couples are finally able to get married in New York State. You can honor and celebrate these marriages through a gift that’s priceless: Ensuring marriage equality for a lifetime.
Register your wedding with the Pride Agenda or give a gift to a happy couple to allow us to defend the marriage victory we secured this year and ensure that our marriages are able to last forever.
There are many reasons to consider the Pride Agenda when deciding where to make your gift registry. Couples who have lived together for years may find they don’t need the typical housewarming gifts that some newlyweds would seek. New couples may feel that support defending their marriage from attack is the best gift they could ever receive. Straight couples may know that the fight for their LGBT friends is far from over, and a gift to the Pride Agenda in their name will help ensure that all marriages, and all families, are honored and protected equally by New York State.
With the Empire State Pride Agenda Wedding Registry you can encourage your guests to give a gift in your name for LGBT equality and justice. All they need is the link www.prideagenda.org/weddingregistry. Or, you can give a gift in honor of any happy couple you know. Let them see that you care by standing up for their marriage.
Here are some other ideas and tools that you can use to assist you in raising awareness and money on your big day for this important cause:
- Ceremony & Reception Include language in a toast, prayer or announcement at your reception, or even in your vows, expressing your regret that not all same-sex couples can share in the joy of being legally married, and/or your hope that all loving, committed couples, including same-sex couples, will someday soon be able to get married throughout the United States. This can be done at anniversary celebrations as well.
- Announcements Make sure you send an engagement or wedding announcement to your local paper, and include a picture if you can, so that local readers get a visual of a committed same-sex couple ready to get married in their locality.