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Political Leaders United for Marriage
About Political Leaders United for MarriageWe are a broad-based, bipartisan and nonpartisan group of political leaders -- individuals and organizations -- who believe that all people should be able to share in the love and commitment of marriage.
We believe marriage and family are about love and commitment, working together, bettering the community, raising children, and growing old together. We believe in an Oregon that supports strong families and values freedom and equality. And we believe that marriage matters. To all Oregonians.
We know many people in loving and committed same-sex relationships who are active participants in improving our state and our communities, and we’ve seen how important marriage has been for them and their families.
Ultimately, this is not a political issue. This is an issue of basic fairness. No one should be told it’s illegal to marry the person they love. Treating others as one would want to be treated includes allowing marriage for same-sex couples who are truly committed to each other.
We are united in our belief that allowing marriage licenses for same-sex couples strengthens families and strengthens the state we love. And, we are united in our hope that the people of Oregon will join us in supporting the freedom to marry for all of Oregon’s loving, committed same-sex couples.
Why political leaders support the freedom to marry
Basic freedom.Allowing gay and lesbian Oregonians to get married is not a partisan or political issue. Rather, this is about a basic freedom that should not be denied to anyone. None of us would want to be told that it is illegal to marry the person we love. Treating others as one would want to be treated includes allowing marriage for same-sex couples who are truly committed to each other.
Oregon's shared values.Allowing marriage licenses for same-sex couples strengthens families and strengthens the state we love. In Oregon, there are certain truths we hold dear. We believe in basic freedom. In tolerance. In treating others as we would want to be treated ourselves. We should listen to our hearts, and the values we all share—and vote yes to the freedom to marry.
Meet political leaders who support the freedom to marry