National Marriage Equality Day, named by GLBTQ charity Equally Wed, will take place on August 7, 2012 across the nation in businesses that openly support equal marriage rights.
Gay marriage, or same-sex marriage has been a hot topic on the media, quite abuzz thanks to the attention it has received from the Christian based company Chick-fil-A controversy.
Ever since the president of the company, Dan Cathy made statements directly in support against the legalization of gay marriage, the United States paying close attention to both sides of the equal marriage rights debate.
With the passing of National Chick-fil-A appreciate day which took place on August 1, 2012, many were hoping the GLBTQ community would do something in addition to their National Same-sex Kiss day which already passed as well.
While the kiss-ins were successful in raising awareness to the emotional side of the issues at hand, those in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community hope the National Marriage Equality Day will really shed light on just how much influence the GLBGTQ people have on the economy on the United States.
The goal of the day will be to give business to gay friendly businesses, the businesses that have openly supported the legalization of gay marriage in the United States. Businesses such as Amazon.com, Google, Starbucks, Home Depot, and KFC are but a few.
Many against equal marriage rights are unaware of the weight gay and lesbian couples and families play in helping the economy move along. Perhaps with the National Marriage Equality Day, the United States, and others around the world, will see what the GLBTQ can do.
Many fail to realize the significance of the rights couples are afforded when they get married, legally. This day will illustrate what the GLBTQ community is capable of, despite having been afforded their equal marriage rights across the board.For a list of gay friendly business visit Equally Wed.
How do you foresee National Marriage Equality Day will do? Do you think gay and lesbian couples and families will take to their gay friendly business to give them more power in the American economy? How will this impact the equal marriage rights movement?
Sources: Equally Wed