After Gay Marriage Successes, Activists Look to Build on New Faith Outreach Techniques
Friday, November 30, 2012 at 05:53PM
OutFaith in Culture, Debra Peevey, Gay Marriage, Washington, Washington United for Marriage

By Dan Mercia, CNN - November 30, 2012

It may not sound very powerful, but gay rights activist Debra Peevey said that a two-inch green button played a major role in convincing voters to legalize gay marriage this month in her home state of Washington.

“Another Person of Faith Approves R. 74,” said the button, which refers to the ballot initiative that wound up legalizing gay marriage in Washington.

As faith director for the statewide pro-gay marriage campaign, Washington United for Marriage, Peevey and her team distributed 5,000 of the buttons. They were conversation starters, she said, ways of letting people know they could relate to one another on the intimate level of religion. And that being religious didn’t meant you had to oppose gay marriage. [Read Full Story]

Photo by Minnesota United For All Families

 

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