When gay and lesbian couples are denied the protections that come with marriage, they and their families suffer. One of the best things you can do to advocate for the ability for same-sex couples in your community to marry is to talk to someone who may be on the fence about it.

A new video website,10Couples.org, is a great tool to begin that conversation. It features streaming videos of ten gay and lesbian couples from across the country talking about their relationships and explaining how marriage is necessary for them and their families.

The site also features other helpful resources for taking action, such as a map highlighting the states where marriage fights are most critical, information on how to get involved in your own state, and links to information provided by organizations that are fighting for marriage protections. Additionally, the videos are available on YouTube.com.

The ACLU teamed with Emmy-award winning production company Public Interest to create the site. Campaign partners include the Equality Federation, Freedom to Marry, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) Lambda Legal and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

10 Couples