StatesThatAllowGayMarriage.com To Document State Officials’ Stances On Gay Marriage
StatesThatAllowGayMarriage.com announces plans to document the stances of state lawmakers on equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. It will be the only clearinghouse of information on state officials’ positions on gay marriage and is designed to help voters, campaign donors, and the media better understand the issue of equal marriage rights.
New York, NY, July 30, 2010/LGBT News/ To date, StatesThatAllowGayMarriage.com has used media accounts, press releases from candidates and elected officials, and the public voting record of elected officials to document the support for or opposition to equal marriage rights of all 50 governors, 100 United States senators, and 435 United States representatives.
“Until StatesThatAllowGayMarriage.com launched, there was no one place you could go to find this information,” said Michael Zuyus, founder of StatesThatAllowGayMarriage.com. “We want to make it easy for people to get the information they need in order to support candidates who will vote for marriage rights in their state.”
Given that all of the expansions of equal marriage rights have taken place at the state level, StatesThatAllowGayMarriage.com will begin documenting the positions of state lawmakers. The site will start with states that are seeing the most legislative action on marriage equality: New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Maine.
The site is also updated weekly with news and information about current efforts to expand marriage equality. Visitors are also encouraged to make donations to fund the effort.
StatesThatAllowGayMarriage.com is a resource for voters,campaign donors, and the media about the positions of elected officials on marriage equality rights for gay and lesbian couples. It uses public records to document the stance of every governor, United States Senator, and United States representative on equal marriage rights. It is currently documenting the positions of lawmakers in all 50 states.