Archive for August, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: LGBT Group Questions Republican Platform Hypocrisy

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 MEDIA CONTACT: Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, felipe@getequal.org, 305-321-1784 As GOP Seeks to Guarantee Rights for the Unborn, Party Continues Hypocritical Stance on LGBT Civil Rights TAMPA, FL — As the Republican National Convention nears and the party platform edges closer to being finalized, GetEQUAL is calling out Republicans for their hypocritical stances  Read More »

GetEQUAL Statement on FRC Shooting

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Wednesday’s shooting at the Family Research Council’s (FRC) headquarters is a stark reminder of the fragility of life. GetEQUAL condemns the shooting and wishes the officer a speedy recovery. In the aftermath of Wednesday’s events, it would benefit us all to consider the impact of the continued discrimination that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans  Read More »

BREAKING: Gay Man Arrested Again in Texas for Requesting a Marriage License for the Second Time

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, August 2, 2012 MEDIA CONTACTS: Heather Cronk, heather@getequal.org, 202-505-5217 Michael Diviesti, michael@getequaltx.org, 512-694-3394 BREAKING: Gay Man Arrested Again in Texas for Requesting a Marriage License for the Second Time Just Hours After His Hearing for July Marriage Counter Sit-In, Major Jiminez Again Arrested for Demanding Equality DALLAS, TX — Minutes ago, Major Jiminez  Read More »

For those who think Chick-Fil-A day was a win for the haters…

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

…here’s another view. Yesterday, we saw who we’re fighting against. Yesterday, we took another little step toward equality by better understanding who’s standing in our way. We saw the huge lines, stretched out blocks long, of the people who we’ve never heard on the airwaves. We saw the people whose worldviews are represented by people  Read More »

MEDIA ADVISORY: Gay Couple in Texas Sparks a Movement Nationwide

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 MEDIA CONTACTS: Felipe Sousa- Rodriguez, felipe@getequal.org, 305-321-1784 Heather Cronk, heather@getequal.org, 202-505-5217 Gay Couple in Texas Sparks a Movement Nationwide Same-Sex Couples and Allies Across the Country Join Movement for Equality by Demanding Licenses at Local Marriage Counters WASHINGTON, DC — On June 5, 2012, Major Jimenez and Beau Chandler were arrested in Dallas, Texas,  Read More »