Each narrative embodies the long fight for societal inclusion and its companion: dignity.
These stories are about love and courage– at a time when we may need them most.
It is a historical collection that educates and inspires future generations to understand why people fought for our rights— and how easily those rights can be lost.
We believe the best way to fight is to remain defiantly visible and with our stories,
and stay in the hearts of everyday Americans.
With JustMarried – We intend to do just that.
Marriage Equality is one of the greatest civil rights achievements of this century.
With recent remarks by Justice Clarence Thomas asking AGs across the country to bring him cases
to help overturn Obergefell and send marriage rights back to the states, we see all too clearly the threat– even with the passage of the Respect For Marriage Act.
These new rights only fully protect in 20 states and will not stop
the aversion to and attacks on our community.
Only true stories, like those in this project, have that kind of power.
We believe JustMarried will form a critical element in the fight to ensure–
that our right to love is recognized by voters–
and will enshrine this right in the hearts and minds of all Americans.
The JustMarried Project has been researching and documenting for over 15 years–
weaving together the voices that lead to the right for all people to marry the person they love.
Here is a bit about why we think it matters–maybe more now than ever.