One Million Kids For Equality joins the Family Equality Council in gathering stories for Voices of Children amicus brief ahead of this summer’s historic ruling on marriage equality.
The “Voices of Children” brief is known for having been mentioned by Justice Kennedy during oral arguments in the Windsor case that ultimately brought down the Defense of Marriage Act. Since then, the brief has continued to resonate with courts across the country – most notably when Judge Posner of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals referred to it specifically, by name, in several instances.
“One Million Kids For Equality’s mission is to engage, educate and give kids a voice around equality. That being said, I cannot think of a better way to give kids a voice, than to partner with the Family Equality Council to get the kid’s stories in front of the Supreme Court. This is an amazing opportunity to change the lives of millions of children, parents, and families across this nation, and one we are proud to be a part of.” –One Million Kids Founder Brad Delaney
As part of this program, we are specifically looking for stories from the children of LGBT parents living in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, or Tennessee. However, children of any age and from any area who can clearly articulate their thoughts around this issue are welcome to share.
Additionally, we are seeking stories from LGBTQ youth who are able to talk about how the denial of marriage affects their feelings of self-worth, belonging, etc.
This is an amazing opportunity to be a part of history – but time is of the essence. All briefs are due by Friday February 27th and Family Equality Council has set a deadline of February 18th, 2015 to get stories in for review. If you, or someone you know lives in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, or Tennessee and is raising children, please direct them to the link below to get more information and share their story.
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