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Canadians for Equal Marriage
September 25, 2003
Support of Same-sex Marriage Growing
National Organization Has Chapters in Every Province and Territory
1.3 million e-mail messages supporting same-sex marriage sent to MPs in one week
In their first two weeks of operations, Canadians for Equal Marriage have been overwhelmed by the amount of support shown across the country for passage of federal same-sex marriage legislation.
In the one week they have had their website running, 1.3 million e-mail messages of support have been sent to MPs through their site. Many of the individuals composed heart-felt personal messages calling for equal treatment for gays and lesbians; some choose the pre-written messages regarding either equality, human rights or inclusion.
Canadians for Equal Marriage (www.equal-marriage.ca) is a broad-based national campaign, formed to support the passage of equal marriage legislation for same-sex couples. The coalition was born with the active involvement of many groups and individuals, including Egale Canada, the United Church of Canada, the Canadian Federation of Students, the Canadian Labour Congress, the Metropolitan Community Church, CUPE and PFLAG Canada (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).
In its two-week existence, Canadians for Equal Marriage have formed local chapters in over 35 towns and cities. The campaign is working closely with the Quebec based organization Coalition québécoise pour le mariage civil des couples de même sexe which has been active since 1998. The campaign is engaged in grassroots lobbying, public education, media activities and political mobilizing.
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