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MassEquality

MassEquality Records, ca.1993-2008.
18 boxes (23.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 674

MassEquality sticker
MassEquality sticker

In the late 1990s, MassEquality was formed as a coalition of advocacy groups that sought to build legislative support for same-sex marriage and gay rights in Massachusetts. Formally incorporated as a 501(c)4 advocacy organization in late 2001, the coalition hired its first employee, Campaign Coordinator Marty Rouse, in late 1993, and achieved a landmark success that November when the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled that the state may not “deny the protections, benefits and obligations conferred by civil marriage to two individuals of the same sex who wish to marry.” On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to allow equal marital rights to same-sex couples. Since that time, MassEquality has continued to champion marriage equality nationally.

The MassEquality Records document the origins, operations, and activism of one of the leading organizations in New England advocating for marriage rights and civic equality for all, regardless of sexual orientation. The collection includes some material generated by the Freedom to Marry Coalition, a partner in the coalition, and a series of large banners and posters, some of which were displayed during the event celebrating the arrival of marriage equality in Massachusetts.

Background on MassEquality

Formed in the late 1990s as an informal coalition of national and local organizations, MassEquality is dedicated to fighting for the legalization of same-sex marriage. Eventually, the loose coalition of the 1990s transformed into a well-organized coalition working to oppose legislation that would officially ban same-sex marriage. The defining moment for MassEquality came on November 18, 2003, when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided in favor of marriage equality in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, ruling that the denial of the protections, benefits, and obligations of civil marriage because that person was married to a person of the same sex was a violation of the Massachusetts state constitution. The court went to tate that a gay marriage ban “works a deep and scarring hardship on a very real segment of the community for no rational reason.” Goodridge v. Department of Public Health reignited MassEquality and provided the coalition with the momentum needed to become a powerful advocacy organization. Since its first inception, MassEquality has grown from a small unfunded coalition to a multi-million dollar campaign with over ninety coalition partners, a membership base of 40,000, a statewide grassroots volunteer structure, a strong presence in the media, and a statewide reputation within policy circles as a significant political force.

In the years after Goodridge, the Commonwealth faced a flurry of referenda and proposed amendments to the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, and MassEquality expanded and strengthened its infrastructure to in defense. In particular, House Bill 3190, the Marriage Affirmation and Protection Amendment, not only proposed to ban same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, but to prohibit civil unions and domestic partnerships as well, denying same-sex couples and their families health insurance benefits, access to pension and Social Security benefits, and automatic hospital visitation rights. This amendment narrowly passed during the first Constitutional Convention in March 2004, but was defeated at the required second Convention the following September, by which time over 10,000 people had entered into same-sex marriages in Massachusetts.

Following the unsuccessful effort to alter the state constitution, opponents of same-sex marriage launched a citizen petition initiative, hoping that the issue would pass the legislature with the required fifty votes and be put to a popular vote. The signature gathering process, however, became highly contentious, with allegations that the firms hired to gather signatures — which were paid per signature — fraud misrepresented themselves to increase their numbers, posing as supporters of a proposal to end the ban on beer and wine sales. MassEquality received a total of 2,202 reports of fraud relating to the petition effort and quickly responded with a publicity campaign to alert the public of the allegations. Regardless of the potential irregularities, opponents of same-sex marriage gathered enough support to force a vote in the legislature. In July 2006, the referendum to ban same-sex marriage passed the state House with the more than the required fifty votes, however in the ensuing Constitutional Convention of November 2006, the legislature voted 109 to 87 to postpone the vote until the end of the legislative session. On January 2, 2007, the anti-gay amendment was defeated with a final vote of 62-134.

In order to turn back anti-gay legislation, MassEquality divided its efforts into two separate entities. MassEquality.org worked as a 501(c)4 advocacy organization that organized people and resources to defeat anti-gay constitutional amendments. The MassEquality Educational Fund was created as a 501(c)3 charitable organization that focused on educating the public about the need for marriage protections for gay and lesbian families. MassEquality.org focused their efforts towards the legislature, legislators, and other influential people, the audience for the Educational Fund, in contrast, are the voters in Massachusetts who have yet to make up their mind about same-sex marriage.

In July 2004, another advocacy group, the Freedom to Marry Coalition, joined forces with MassEquality to become the fiscal sponsor of the MassEquality Educational Fund. Founded in 2003 as an educational organization, Freedom to Marry was experienced in working with states to pass same-sex marriage laws and to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Together, MassEquality and Freedom to Marry have successfully blocked attempts to pass any anti-gay legislation and have brought the issue of same-sex marriage to a broader audience.

MassEquality continues to fight for equality for the LGBT community. They have focused their efforts on equality for transgender members of the community, and protections for LGBT youth and the elderly. They continue to work to build a pro-equality majority in state legislatures and to help LGBT victims of domestic violence who are often not properly understood or addressed by traditional service organizations. The Freedom to Marry Coalition continues to work for the repeal of the federal DOMA and to bring same-sex marriage to more states.

Contents of Collection

The MassEquality collection reflects the everyday operations of the coalition and its campaigns to legalize and protect same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. The collection contains organizational and administrative material, correspondence with and printed materials for legislators, legislation information and strategies to defeat anti-marriage efforts, printed materials, media and press releases, and correspondence. The collection is organized into four series, one each for organizational relating to MassEquality and the Freedom to Marry Coalition, respectively, and series for printed materials and ephemera and realia.

In addition to material from the coalition, the collection contains issues of two Boston-based gay periodicals, Bay Windows and In Newsweekly, along with press clippings from the mainstream media relevant to the fight for marriage equality; printed material from allied organizations; and a range of ephemera such as t-shirts, hats, buttons, stickers, flags, fliers, and awards.

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Series Descriptions
Series 1. Administration 2001-2007

The bulk of this series relates to the day-to-day operations of MassEquality. Items in this series include budget reports, volunteer and employee handbooks, schedules for various events, correspondence, memorandums, and materials pertaining to the Board of Directors. This series also contains material regarding elections and elected officials, correspondence, election materials, and voting records. Also found in this series are materials that MassEquality produced in the struggle for same-sex marriage, such as materials used in the planning of “Lobby Days” and the Constitutional Conventions. Also in this series are press releases, correspondence, fliers and other printed materials, affidavits, testimonies, and other legal documents pertaining to the various amendments that MassEquality worked to strike down.

Series 2. Freedom to Marry Coalition 1997-2008

Materials relating to the contributions the Freedom to Marry Coalition made to the fight for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. The bulk of this series pertains to the various amendments and to various legislators and elections. Materials relating to the various amendments include plans, strategies, correspondence, and fliers and other printed material. In addition, correspondence and printed materials related to the election of many legislators are included in this series. Printed materials related to Lobby Days and Constitutional Conventions are also found in this series. In addition, materials pertaining to the running of FTM are included in this series; materials such as correspondence, memorandums, and employee and volunteer handbooks.

Series 3. Publications and Printed Material 1987-2007

Contains a large number of issues of Bay Windows and In Newsweekly, popular newspapers geared towards the LGBT community, along with clippings from the Boston Globe, Metro, and other newspapers relative to the battle for same-sex marriage, and other assorted printed materials such as invitations to a events celebrating same-sex marriage, programs for events, and fliers.

Series 4. Ephemera 2002-2007

Includes a variety of stickers, buttons, magnets, hats, and t-shirts produced by MassEquality and the Freedom to Marry Coalition, as well as flags and banners used at rallies in support of same-sex marriage, and some of the awards presented to MassEquality and FTMC in recognition of their work.

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Inventory of Collection
Series 1. Administration 2001-2007
Affiliates undated Box 1: 1
Affiliate: Quincy for Marriage Equality undated Box 1: 2
African American Civil Leaders’ Statements of Support 2006 Box 1: 3
Agreement Between MassEquality and MGLPC 2006 Box 1: 4
Amendments: Correspondence 2005 Box 1: 5
Amendments: H.653: Marc Solomon Testimony 2005 Box 1: 6
Amendments: H.3190: Hearing Transcript undated Box 1: 7
Amendments: H.3677: Testimony in Support 2003 Box 1: 8
Amendments: H.4840: Organizations and Leaders Opposing undated Box 1: 9
Amendments: H.4840: Reasons to Oppose 2002 Box 1: 10
Amendments: Legislative Talking Points undated Box 1: 11
Amendments: Marc Solomon Testimony 2007 Apr Box 1: 12
Amendments: Message Memo to Pro-Equality Legislators undated Box 1: 13
Amendments: No on Constitutional Amendment 36, Oregon 2004 Box 1: 14
Amendments: Opposition Research 2004 Box 1: 15
Amendments: Press Release undated Box 1: 16
Amendments: SJC-09684: Amicus Brief 2006 Box 1: 17
Amendments: Summary of Initiatve and Referendum Debates undated Box 1: 18
Amendments: Support for Goodridge v. Department of Health Ruling 2004 Box 1: 19
Amendments: Talking Points and Recommended Actions for Chad Gifford 2005 Box 1: 20
Amendments: VoteOnMarriage.org and Focus on Family Information 2005 Box 1: 21
Board of Directors: Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes 2005 Box 1: 22
Board of Directors: Drafts of Agendask 2004 Box 1: 23
Board of Directors Handbook 2004 Box 1: 24
Board of Directors: Fundraising and Financial Reports 2005 Box 1: 25
Board of Directors: List 2005 Box 1: 26
Board of Directors: List and Biographies 2004 Box 1: 27
Board of Directors: Miscellaneous 2004-2006 Box 1: 28
Board of Directors Presentation Slides 2004-2005 Box 1: 29
Board of Directors: Roles and Responsibilites 2004 Box 1: 30
Board of Directors: Talking Points undated Box 1: 31
Budget Materials 2004 Box 1: 32
Budget: FY 2005 and Campaign 2004 Box 1: 33
Budget: FY 2006 and Fundraising 2005-2006 Box 1: 34
Business and Civic Outreach Project 2006 Feb Box 1: 35
By-Laws 2005 Box 1: 36
Cabinet Advisors Meeting Agenda 2007 Box 1: 37
Calendar: Upcoming Events – June and July undated Box 1: 38
California Trip Agendas 2005 Mar, May Box 1: 39
Campaign: Marriage Equality 2004-2007 Box 1: 40
Campaign Plan Outline undated Box 1: 41
Canvas Schedule and Extension 2005 Box 1: 42
Canvassing Summary 2005 July Box 1: 43
CEOs in Massachusetts undated Box 1: 44
Coalition Members 2004 Mar Box 1: 45
Collaboration: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force undated Box 1: 46
Congressional Priorities 2004 July Box 1: 47
Constitutional Convention: Correspondence 2006 Box 1: 48
Consitutional Convention: Governor Deval Patrick’s Statement 2007 Jan Box 1: 49
Constitutional Convention: Legislator Responses 2004 Box 1: 50
Constitutional Convention: Plan 2005 Box 1: 51
Consitutional Convention: Polling Data 2004 July Box 1: 52
Constitutional Convention: Rep. Sciortino’s Speech 2005 Box 1: 53
Consitutional Convention: Talking Points 2006 Nov Box 1: 54
Contributors and Contributions 2004-2006 Box 1: 55
Coordinators undated Box 1: 56
Correspondence 2004-2007 Box 1: 57
Correspondence 2005-2007 Box 1: 58
Correspondence: Letter to Governor Mitt Romney 2005 Feb Box 1: 59
Correspondence: Love Mail undated Box 1: 60
Correspondence: Hate Mail undated Box 1: 61
Correspondence: Emails 2004-2006 Box 1: 62
Democracy Project Summary: Massachusetts 2005 Box 1: 63
Education Fund: Brochure 2005-2006 Box 1: 64
Education Fund: Concept Paper 2005 Box 1: 65
Education Fund: (c)4 Cost Sharing Agreement 2005 Feb Box 1: 66
Education Fund: Work Plan 2007 Box 1: 67
Education Fund: FY 2006 Education Goals 2005-2006 Box 1: 68
Education Fund: Letter Regarding Voter Registration 2004 Aug Box 1: 69
Education Fund: Press Release 2005-2006 Box 1: 70
Education Fund: Printed Materials 2005-2007 Box 1: 71
Education Fund: Program Goals 2005-2006 Box 1: 72
Education Fund: Project Proposal 2005 May Box 1: 73
Education Fund: Proposal for Civil Marriage Collaborative 2007 Box 1: 74
Election: General Materials 2004 Box 1: 75
Election Polling Phone Script undated Box 1: 76
Election: Plan to Elect Pro-Equality Candidates 2004 Box 1: 77
Election: Priorities 2004 Box 1: 78
Election: 2006 Primaries, Targeted Races 2006 Box 1: 79
Election: Mass NOW PAC Endorsed Candidates 2004 Box 1: 80
Election: MA Equality Update 2004 Box 1: 81
Election: Financial Disclosures 2004 Aug Box 1: 82
Election: Polling of Potential Voters undated Box 1: 83
Election: Mass Alliance Candidate Questions 2004-2005 Box 1: 84
Election Night Contacts undated Box 1: 85
Election: Material for Brockton, MA 2006 Box 1: 86
Election: House Results 2006 Box 1: 87
Election: Legal Guidelines for Poll Monitors undated Box 1: 88
Ellection: Scorecards 2004 Box 1: 89
Election: Funding Priorities 2004 Box 1: 90
Election: MA Endorsed Candidates undated Box 1: 91
Electoral Targeting for a Progressive Majority undated Box 1: 92
Employee Handbook 2006 Box 1: 93
Field Reports undated Box 1: 94
Field Summer Report 2005 Box 1: 95
Financial Disclosure: Lobbying Expenses 2005 Box 1: 96
Financial Statements 2004-2005 Box 1: 97
Information Regarding Same-Sex Marriage in Other States 2004 Box 1: 98
Initiative Petition: Correspondence 2005 Box 1: 99
Initiative Petition: No. 05-02 2005 Box 1: 100
Initiave Petition: Press Release 2005 Box 1: 101
Initiative Petition: Process Information 2005-2006 Box 1: 102
Initiative Petition: Signatures 2005 Box 1: 103
Initiative Petition: Talking Points 2005 Box 1: 104
Issue Advocacy Mailing Universe undated Box 1: 105
Job Description: Campaign Coordinator undated Box 1: 106
Joint Committee on the Judiciary Bill Summaries 2005 Box 1: 107
Legal Memo: Incorporation of MassEquality 2001 Nov Box 1: 108
Legal Documents 2002-2005 Box 1: 109
Legal Memos 2004 Box 1: 110
Legal Memos 2004 Box 1: 111
Legislative: Alicea, Representative Geraldo undated Box 1: 112
Legislative: Ashe, Brian for Representative undated Box 1: 113
Legislative: Atkins, Representative Cory 2007 Box 1: 114
Legislative: Baddour, Senator Steven A. 2004-2006 Box 1: 115
Legislative: Barry, Senator Fred 2003-2005 Box 1: 116
Legislative: Binienda, Representative John J. 2006 Box 1: 117
Legislative: Bowles, Bill for State Representative undated Box 1: 118
Legislative: Brewer, Senator Steve 2005-2006 Box 1: 119
Legislative: Broadhust, Representative Arthur 2006 Box 1: 120
Legislative: Buoniconti, Senator Stephen J. 2004-2005 Box 1: 121
Legislative: Cabral, Representative Cory undated Box 1: 122
Legislative: Calendar of Joint Sessions 2004 Feb Box 2: 1
LegislativeL Campbell, Representative Linda Dean 2007 Box 2: 2
Legislative: Canavan, Representative Christine 2004-2005 Box 2: 3
Legislative Candidates to Support 2005 Box 2: 4
Legislative: Canessa, Steve for Representative undated Box 2: 5
Legislative: Casey, Representative Paul 2005-2006 Box 2: 6
Legislative: Casey, Senator Paul C. 2005 Box 2: 7
Legislative: Chandler, Harriet for Senator undated Box 2: 8
Legislative: Conroy, Representative Tom undated Box 2: 9
Legislative: Coughlin, Representative 2005 Box 2: 10
Legislative: D’Amico, Steve for Representative undated Box 2: 11
Legislative: DiBella, Chris for State Representative undated Box 2: 12
Legislative: DiNatale, Steve for Representative undated Box 2: 13
Legislative: Driscoll, Jim for Representative undated Box 2: 14
Legislative: Driscoll, Patrick for Representative undated Box 2: 15
Legislative: Erlich, Representative Lori undated Box 2: 16
Legislative: Eldridge, James for Senate undated Box 2: 17
Legislative: Evangelidis, Representative Lewis 2005-2006 Box 2: 18
Legislative: Fagan, Representative James 2003-2006 Box 2: 19
Legislative: Falzone, Mark for Representative undated Box 2: 20
Legislative: Festa, Mark for Representative undated Box 2: 21
Legislative: Flanagan, Representaive Jennifer 2005-2006 Box 2: 22
Legislative: Flynn, Representative David 2004 Box 2: 23
Legislative: Fonfera, Senator John undated Box 2: 24
Legislative: Forry, Linda Dorcena for Representative undated Box 2: 25
Legislative: Frost, Representative 2005-2006 Box 2: 26
Legislative: Galvin, Representative William 2005 Box 2: 27
Legislative: Glennon, Greg for Representative undated Box 2: 28
Legislative: Gobi, Representative 2006 Box 2: 29
Legislative: Golden, Representative 2005 Box 2: 30
Legislative: Gomes, Representative Shirley 2004-2006 Box 2: 31
Legislative: Greene, Representative William 2005-2006 Box 2: 32
Legislative: Hall, Representative Geoff 2006 Box 2: 33
Legislative: Havern, Bod for Senate undated Box 2: 34
Legislative: Hill, Representative Brad 2004-2005 Box 2: 35
Legislative: Howitt, Steve for Representative 2004 Box 2: 36
Legislative: Howland, Mark for Representative 2006 Box 2: 37
Legislative: Jehlen, Senator Pat undated Box 2: 38
Legislative: Jones, Representative Brad 2004-2005 Box 2: 39
Legislative: Kennedy, Representative Thomas 2004 Box 2: 40
Legislative: Knapkik, Senator Mike 2005 Box 2: 41
Legislative: Knuuttila, Representative Brian P. 2005 Box 2: 42
Legislative: Kujawski, Representative Paul 2004 Box 2: 43
Legislative: L’Italien, Representative Barbara undated Box 2: 44
Legislative: LeDuc, Representative Stephen 2005 Box 2: 45
Legislative: Lees, Senator Brian 2004 Box 2: 46
Legislative: Lewis, Jason for Representative undated Box 2: 47
Legislative: Malloy, Joel for Representative undated Box 2: 48
Legislative: Manning, Anne for Representative undated Box 2: 49
Legislative: Mariano, Representative Ron 2007 Box 2: 50
Legislative: Menard, Senator Joan M. 2005 Box 2: 51
Legislative: Meoni, Paul for Representative undated Box 2: 52
Legislative: Moore, Senator Richard T. 2004 Box 2: 53
Legislative: Moran, Michael J. for Representative undated Box 2: 54
Legislative: Moriarty, Rosemarie Mazza for Representative undated Box 2: 55
Legislative: Morrissey, Senator Michael W. 2005-2007 Box 2: 56
Legislative: Murgo, Melissa for Representative undated Box 2: 57
Legislative: Murphy, Representative Kevin J. 2004-2005 Box 2: 58
Legislative: Murray, Senator Therese 2007 Box 2: 59
Legislative: Nangle, Representative David 2005-2006 Box 2: 60
Legislative: Natale, Representative Patrick 2004-2005 Box 2: 61
Legislative: Nyman, Representative Robert 2006-2007 Box 2: 62
Legislative: O’Flaherty, Representative Eugene 2005 Box 2: 63
Legislative: Orozco, Sara for Senate undated Box 2: 64
Legislative: Pacheco, Senator Marc R. 2004-2005 Box 2: 65
Legislative: Patrick, Representative Matt 2005 Box 2: 66
Legislative: Peake, Representative Sarah undated Box 2: 67
Legislative: Peterson, Representative Doug undated Box 2: 68
Legislative: Peterson, Representative George 2005 Box 2: 69
Legislative: Petrolati, Representative 2006 Box 2: 70
Legislative: Pignitelli, Smitty for Representative undated Box 2: 71
Legislative: Poirier, Representative Elizabeth 2006 Box 2: 72
Legislative: Polito, Representative Karyn E. 2005-2006 Box 2: 73
Legislative: Pope, Representative Susan 2004-2006 Box 2: 74
Legislative Printed Materials undated Box 2: 75
Legislative Questionnaire undated Box 2: 76
Legislative: Roll Calls undated Box 2: 77
Legislative: Ross, Representative Richard 2005 Box 2: 78
Legislative: Rush, Representative Michael F. 2005 Box 2: 79
Legislative: Sandlin, Rosemary for Representative undated Box 2: 80
Legislative: Sannicandro, Tom for Representative undated Box 2: 81
Legislative: Sciortino, Carl for Representative undated Box 2: 82
Legislative: Schofield, Tim for Representative undated Box 2: 83
Legislative: Sheehan, Ken for Representative undated Box 2: 84
Legislative: Smith, Stephen Stat for Representative undated Box 2: 85
Legislative: Smola, Representative Todd 2006 Box 2: 86
Legislative: Spiliotis, Representative Joyce undated Box 2: 87
Legislative: Stanley, Representative Tom undated Box 2: 88
Legislative: St. Fleur, Marie for Representative undated Box 2: 89
Legislative: Straus, Representative William M. 2005 Box 2: 90
Legislative: Swan, Ben for Representative undated Box 2: 91
Legislative: Target Legislators 2004-2005 Box 2: 92
Legislative: Tarr, Senator Bruce 2004-2006 Box 2: 93
Legislator: Timilty, Senator 2005-2006 Box 2: 94
Legislator: Toomey, Representative Tim undated Box 2: 95
Legislative: Travaglini, Senator Robert E. 2005 Box 2: 96
Legislative: Tucker, Senator Sue 2007 Box 2: 97
Legislative: Verga, Representative Tony 2006 Box 2: 98
Legislative: Walsh, Joe for Representative undated Box 2: 99
Legislative: Walsh, Senator Marian 2005 Box 2: 100
Legislative: Welch, Representative James 2004-2006 Box 2: 101
Legislative: Wilkerson, Dianne for Senator undated Box 2: 102
Legislator Information undated Box 2: 103
Legislator: Votes on Marriage Equality undated Box 2: 104
Legislator: Correspondence 2002-2007 Box 2: 105
Legislators: Explanations for Changing Positions of Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment 2006 Box 2: 106
Legislator: Target and Assignments undated Box 2: 107
Legislators: Priorities for Business Contacts undated Box 2: 108
Legislators: Newly Elected, Positions 2004 Box 2: 109
Log Cabin Republicans undated Box 2: 110
Lobby Day: Evaluation Forms undated Box 2: 111
Lobby Day: Materials February 2004 Box 2: 112
Lobbying Agreements 2004-2005 Box 2: 113
Lobbying Effots and Legislator Information undated Box 2: 114
MassEquality’s Future 2005-2006 Box 2: 115
Membership Mailing: Sample DVD Packet 2004 Box 2: 116
Legal Questions: Staff at Campaign Offices, Express Advocacy and Issue Advocacy 2006 Box 2: 117
Media Advisory 2005 Apr-Sept Box 2: 118
Media: Press Release 2002-2007 Box 2: 119
Media: Paid 2004 Box 2: 120
Media: Buy Plans 2004 Box 2: 121
Media: Calendar undated Box 2: 122
Meeting Minutes 2004 Apr Box 2: 123
Memo: Labor Education Outreach Update 2006 May Box 2: 124
Memo: Stategic Ops: Issues Affecting Legislative Strategies 2005 July Box 2: 125
Memo: Development Engagement Update 2004 July Box 2: 126
Memo: Implementing MassEquality’s “Campaign for Equality 2006 2006 Feb Box 2: 127
Memo: Political and Field Reports 2005 Aug Box 2: 128
Memo: Boston Focus Group 2003 Dec Box 2: 129
Memo: Report on Task Force Springfield Canvas Program 2005 Apr-June Box 2: 130
Memo: Field Organizing Program 2004 Sept Box 2: 131
Notes undated Box 2: 132
Notes undated Box 2: 133
Notes undated Box 2: 134
Notes undated Box 2: 135
Notes undated Box 2: 136
Notes undated Box 2: 137
Notes undated Box 3: 1
Notes: Speaker Training undated Box 3: 2
Notice of Intention of Marriage 2004 Box 3: 3
Opposition Information 2005-2006 Box 3: 4
Phone Bank Information undated Box 3: 5
Petition Fraud: Affidavits 2005 Box 3: 6
Petition Fraud: Affadavits 2005-2006 Box 3: 7
Petition Fraud: Comparison of Petition Regulations 2006 Box 3: 8
Petition Fraud: Correspondence 2005 Box 3: 9
Petition Fraud: Correspondence 2005-2006 Box 3: 10
Petition Fraud: Jeannie Berg Testimony 2005 Box 3: 11
Petition Fruad: Legislation 2003-2005 Box 3: 12
Petition Fraud: Locations 2005-2006 Box 3: 13
Petition Fraud: Mailers, Signed 2005-2006 Box 9
Petition Fraud: Memo 2005 May Box 3: 14
Petition Fraud: Miscellaneous undated Box 3: 15
Petition Fraud: Oregon Court Case 2002-2003 Box 3: 16
Petition Fraud: Oregon Court Cases 2005 Box 3: 17
Petition Fraud: Oregon, Jeannie Berg Affidavit 2002 Box 3: 18
Petition Fraud: Oregon, Ted Blaszak Affidavit 2003 Dec Box 3: 19
Petition Fraud: Oregon Measure No. 26 undated Box 3: 20
Petition Fraud: Phone Bank Reports undated Box 3: 21
Petition Fraud: Phone Script and Information Gathered 2005 Box 3: 22
Petition Fraud: Placing Objections Before the State Ballot Law Commission 2004 May Box 3: 23
Petition Fraud: Press 2002-2005 Box 3: 24
Petition Fraud: Press 2005-2006 Box 3: 25
Petition Fraud: Press Release 2005 Box 3: 26
Petition Fraud: Printed Materials undated Box 3: 27
Petition Fraud Reports 2002 Box 3: 28
Petition Fraud: Reports 2002 Box 3: 29
Petition Fraud: Reports 2002 Box 3: 30
Petition Fraud: Reports 2002 Box 3: 31
Petition Fraud: Reports 2002 Box 3: 32
Petition Fraud: Testimony 2005 Oct Box 3: 33
Petition Fraud: Voter Education Project 2003 Box 3: 34
Petition Fraud: Voter Registration Certificates 2005 Box 3: 35
Photographs undated Box 3: 36
Polling: Anti-Gay Ballot Measures Post-Election 2004 Box 3: 37
Polling: Decision Research Statewide Poll 2005 Box 3: 38
Polling: Education Fund Results and Analysis undated Box 3: 39
Polling Results undated Box 7: 1
Polling Results undated Box 7: 2
Polling: Results and Summaries 2004-2006 Box 3: 40
Polling: Results from a Statewide Survey 2007 Box 3: 41
Polling: Results of Specific Districts 2004-2006 Box 3: 42
Printed Materials: Anuual Report 2004 Box 4: 1
Printed Materials: “Faces for Equality” Book 2004 Box 4: 2
Printed Materials: Fliers undated Box 4: 3
Printed Materials: General undated Box 4: 4
Printed Materials: General undated Box 4: 5
Printed Materials: Information Booklet for Legislators 2007 Box 4: 6
Printed Materials: Outread Initiative 2006 Aug Box 4: 7
Program: Cabaret 2008 Box 8: 1

Marc Solomon featured as honoree.

Rally Permit Application 2005 Box 4: 8
Research Report: Findings of MassEquality Focus Group 2007 Box 4: 9
Research Brief: MassEquality Member Survey Findings 2007 Box 4: 10
Roman Catholic Statement of Support undated Box 4: 11
RSVPs for Marriage in MA Luncheon undated Box 4: 12
Remarks: Goal New England Dinner 2004 Nov Box 4: 13
Signed Initiative Petitions 2005 Box 4: 14
SJC No. 08860: Goodridge v. Department of Health 2003 Box 4: 15
SJC No. 08860: Goodridge v. Department of Health 2003 Box 8: 2
Summer Orientation Handbook 2005 Box 4: 16
Training Manual for Field Organizers 2007 Box 4: 17
Volunteers: General Information for undated Box 4: 18
Volunteer: Handbook undated Box 4: 19
VoteOnMarriage.org 2005 Box 4: 20
Series 2. Freedom to Marry Coalition 1997-2008
Amendment: H2194 1997-1998 Box 4: 21
Amendment: H3190: Catholic Church’s Position 2003 Box 4: 22
Amendment: H3190: Correspondence 2003 Box 4: 23
Amendment: H3190: Legislative Votes 2004 Box 4: 24
Amendment: H3190: Press 2003 Box 4: 25
Amendment: H3190: Printed Materials 2003 Box 4: 26
Amendment: H3190: Support for 2003 Box 4: 27
Amendment: H3190: Testimony 2003 Box 4: 28
Amendment: H3190: United Chruch of Christ Opposition 2003 Box 4: 29
Amendment: H4840: Correspondence 2002 Box 4: 30
Amendment: H4840: Legislator Meetings 2002 Box 4: 31
Amendment: H4840: Organizations and Leaders Opposing 2002 Box 4: 32
Amendment: H4840: Panels Testifying Against 2002 Box 4: 33
Amendment: H4840: Press 2001-2002 Box 4: 34
Amendment: H4840: Printed Materials 2002 Box 4: 35
Amendment: H4840: Testimony Book 2002 Box 4: 36
Amendment: H4840: Testimony Book 2002 Box 8: 3
Amicus Brief: Goodridge Case November 2008 Box 4: 37
Bank Summarye undated Box 8: 4
Biographical Information: Robert G. Meadow, Founder and President of Decision Research undated Box 4: 38
Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes 2003-2005 Box 4: 39
Californians for Civil Marriage Survey Report 2002 Box 4: 40
Case for Giving 2003-2004 Box 4: 41
Chinese Forms: Letter to Legislator undated Box 4: 42
Correspondence 2002-2005 Box 4: 43
Development Plan 2005 Box 4: 44
Differentiating FTMC from MassEquality undated Box 4: 45
Employee Handbook 2004 Nov Box 4: 46
Fiscal Sponsor Agreement 2004 July Box 4: 47
Information for the 2004 GBBC Awards for Excellence 2004 Box 4: 48
Intern Proposal 2004 Box 4: 49
Intern: Supervisor Forms undated Box 4: 50
Legislation: H 472 1999 Box 4: 51
Legislation: H3375 undated Box 4: 52
Legislation: H3677 2001 Box 4: 53
Legislation: S1205 and S1387 Press Release 1999 Box 4: 54
Legislation: S2048: Correspondence 2000 Box 4: 55
Legislation: S2048: Information 2000 Box 4: 56
Legislation: S2048: Lobby Day Information 2000 Mar Box 4: 57
Legislation: S2048: Lobby Day Registration Forms 2000 Mar Box 4: 58
Legislation: S2048: Lobby Day Reports 2000 Box 4: 59
Legislation: S2048: Lobby Day Worksheets 2000 Mar Box 4: 60
Legislation: S2048: Press Release 2000 Mar Box 4: 61
Legislation: S2048: Summary undated Box 4: 62
Legislation: Senate Domestic Partner Bill 1997 Box 4: 63
Legislative: Antonioni, Senator Robert 2002-2004 Box 4: 64
Legislative: Atkins, Representative Cory undated Box 4: 65
Legislative: Atsalis, Representative Demetrius J. 2002 Box 4: 66
Legislative: Augustus, Ed for Senator undated Box 4: 67
Legislative: Ayers, Representative Bruce 2002-2004 Box 4: 68
Legislative: Balser, Representative undated Box 4: 69
Legislative: Berry, Senator Frederick 2004 Box 4: 70
Legislative: Blumer, Debby for Representative 2004 Box 4: 71
Legislative: Bosley, Representative Daniel 2004 Box 4: 72
Legislative: Bradley, Representative Garrett 2002-2004 Box 4: 73
Legislative: Brewer, Senator Stephen 2002 Box 4: 74
Legislative: Broadhurst, Representative Arthur 2002-2004 Box 4: 75
Legislative: Buoniconti, Representative Stephen 2002 Box 4: 76
Legislative: Cabral, Representative Tony 2004 Box 4: 77
Legislative: Canavan, Representative Christine 2002 Box 4: 78
Legislative: Candaras, Representative Gale 2004 Box 4: 79
Legislative: Carron, Representative Mark J. 2001 Box 4: 80
Legislative: Casey, Representative Paul 2002-2004 Box 4: 81
Legislative: Chandler, Senator Harriette 2002-2004 Box 4: 82
Legislative: Ciampa, Representative Vincent 2002-2004 Box 4: 83
Legislative: Coppola, Representative Michael 2002 Box 4: 84
Legislative: Costello, Mike for Representative undated Box 4: 85
Legislative: Coughlin, Representative Bob undated Box 4: 86
Legislative: Creedon, Representative Geraldine 2002 Box 4: 87
Legislative: Creedon, Senator Robert 2004 Box 4: 88
Legislative: Creem, Senator Cynthia 2002-2004 Box 4: 89
Legislative: DeLeo, Representative Robert A. 2002-2004 Box 4: 90
Legislative: DeMarcedo, Representative Viriato 2002 Box 4: 91
Legislative: Demakis, Representative Paul C. 2002 Box 4: 92
Legislative: Donato, Representative Paul 2002 Box 4: 93
Legislative: Donovan, Representative Carol 2004 Box 4: 94
Legislative: Eldridge, Representative James 2004 Box 4: 95
Legislative: Fagan, Representative James 2002-2004 Box 4: 96
Legislative: Fallon, Representative Christopher 2002 Box 4: 97
Legislative: Falzone, Mark for Representative undated Box 4: 98
Legislative: Fargo, Senator Susan 2002 Box 4: 99
Legislative: Fennell, Representative Robert 2002 Box 4: 100
Legislative: Festa, Representative Mike 2002-2004 Box 4: 101
Legislative: Finegold, Representative Barry 2002 Box 4: 102
Legislative: Flynn, Representative Dave 2004 Box 4: 103
Legislative: Forry, Linda Dorcena for Representative undated Box 4: 104
Legislative: Fox, Representative 2004 Box 4: 105
Legislative: Fresolo, Representative John 2002 Box 4: 106
Legislative: Frost, Representative Paul 2002 Box 4: 107
Legislative: Galvin, Representative William 2002 Box 4: 108
Legislative: Garry, Representative Colleen 2002 Box 4: 109
Legislative: George, Representative Thomas 2002-2004 Box 4: 110
Legislative: Glodis, Senator Guy 2002 Box 5: 1
Legislative: Goguen, Representative Emile 2002-2005 Box 5: 2
Legislative: Golden, Representative Brian 2002-2004 Box 5: 3
Legislative: Golden, Representative Thomas 2002 Box 5: 4
Legislative: Gomes, Representative Shirley 2002-2004 Box 5: 5
Legislative: Greene, Representative 2004 Box 5: 6
Legislative: Haddad, Representative Patricia 2002 Box 5: 7
Legislative: Hall, Representative Geoffrey 2002-2004 Box 5: 8
Legislative: Hargraves, Representative Robert 2002 Box 5: 9
Legislative: Harkins, Representative Lida 2002-2004 Box 5: 10
Legislative: Hart, Senator John 2002 Box 5: 11
Legislative: Havern, Senator Robert undated Box 5: 12
Legislative: Hedlund, Senator Robert 2002-2004 Box 5: 13
Legislative: Hill, Representative Bradford 2002 Box 5: 14
Legislative: Hillman, Representative Reed 2002 Box 5: 15
Legislative: Honan, Representative 2004 Box 5: 16
Legislative: Hynes, Representative Frank M. 2002 Box 5: 17
Legislative: Jehlen, Representative Pat 2002-2005 Box 5: 18
Legislative: Jones, Representative Bradley 2002 Box 5: 19
Legislative: Joyce, Senator Brian 2002-2004 Box 5: 20
Legislative: Kafka, Representative 2002 Box 5: 21
Legislative: Kaprielian, Representative Rachel 2002 Box 5: 22
Legislative: Kaufman, Representative Jay 2004 Box 5: 23
Legislative: Kelly, Representative Shaun P. 2002 Box 5: 24
Legislative: Kennedy, Representative Thomas undated Box 5: 25
Legislative: Knapik, Senator Michael 2002-2004 Box 5: 26
Legislative: Kozcera, Representative Robert M. 2002 Box 5: 27
Legislative: Koutoujian, Representative Peter undated Box 5: 28
Legislative: Kujawski, Representative Paul 2002 Box 5: 29
Legislative: Kulik, Representative 2004 Box 5: 30
Legislative: L’Italien, Representative Barbara 2004 Box 5: 31
Legislative: Leary, Representative James 2002 Box 5: 32
Legislative: LeDuc, Representative Stephen P. 2002 Box 5: 33
Legislative: Lees, Senator Brian 2002-2004 Box 5: 34
Legislative: Lepper, Representative John A. 2002 Box 5: 35
Legislative: Loscocco, Representative Paul J. 2002 Box 5: 36
Legislative: Magnani, Senator David 2002-2004 Box 5: 37
Legislative: Malia, Representative Elizabeth A. 2002 Box 5: 38
Legislative: Manning, Anne for Representative undated Box 5: 39
Legislative: Mariano, Representative Ronald 2002-2004 Box 5: 40
Legislative: Marzilli, Representative J. James 2002-2004 Box 5: 41
Legislative: McGee, Senator Thomas 2004 Box 5: 42
Legislative: McQuilken, Angus for Senator undated Box 5: 43
Legislative: Melconian, Senator Linda J. 2002 Box 5: 44
Legislative: Menard, Senator Joan 2002-2004 Box 5: 45
Legislative: Montigny, Senator Mark 2004 Box 5: 46
Legislative: Moore, Senator Richard T. 2002 Box 5: 47
Legislative: Morrissey, Senator Michael 2002-2004 Box 5: 48
Legislative: Murphy, Representative Charles 2002 Box 5: 49
Legislative: Murphy, Representative James M. undated Box 5: 50
Legislative: Murphy, Representative Kevin J. 2002-2004 Box 5: 51
Legislative: Murray, Senator Therese 2002-2004 Box 5: 52
Legislative: Naughton, Representative Harold P. 2004 Box 5: 53
Legislative: Nuciforo, Senator Andrea 2002-2004 Box 5: 54
Legislative: Nyman, Representative Robert J. 2004 Box 5: 55
Legislative: O’Flaherty, Representative Eugene L. 2002 Box 5: 56
Legislative: O’Leary, Senator Robert 2002 Box 5: 57
Legislative: Owens-Hicks, Representative Shirley 2002 Box 5: 58
Legislative: Palacios-Boyce, Monica for Representative undated Box 5: 59
Legislative: Panagiotakos, Senator Steven 2002 Box 5: 60
Legislative: Parente, Representative Marie 2002 Box 5: 61
Legislative: Patrick, Representative Matt 2002-2004 Box 5: 62
Legislative: Paulsen, Representative Anne M. 2002-2004 Box 5: 63
Legislative: Pedone, Representative Vincent 2002-2004 Box 5: 64
Legislative: Perry, Representative Jeff undated Box 5: 65
Legislative: Peterson, Representative Douglas 2002-2004 Box 5: 66
Legislative: Petrolati, Representative Thomas M. undated Box 5: 67
Legislative: Petruccelli, Representative Anthony 2002 Box 5: 68
Legislative: Pignatelli, Presentative Smitty undated Box 5: 69
Legislative: Polito, Representative Karyn 2002 Box 5: 70
Legislative: Pope, Representative Susan 2002-2004 Box 5: 71
Legislative: Purinton, Representative Tim undated Box 5: 72
Legislative: Reinstein, Representative Kathi-Anne undated Box 5: 73
Legislative: Resor, Senator Pamela 2002-2004 Box 5: 74
Legislative: Rivera, Representative Cheryl A. 2004 Box 5: 75
Legislative: Rodrigues, Representative Michael J. 2002-2004 Box 5: 76
Legislative: Rogeness, Representative Mary S. 2002 Box 5: 77
Legislative: Rogers, Representative John H. 2002 Box 5: 78
Legislative: Rosenberg, Senator Stanley 2002-2004 Box 5: 79
Legislative: Ruane, Representative Michael J. 2002-2004 Box 5: 80
Legislative: Rush, Representative Mike undated Box 5: 81
Legislative: Rushing, Representative Byron 2002 Box 5: 82
Legislative: Sanchez, Representative Jeff 2004 Box 5: 83
Legislative: Scaccia, Representative Angelo 2002 Box 5: 84
Legislative: Scibeck, Representative John undated Box 5: 85
Legislative: Sciortino, Carl for Representative undated Box 5: 86
Legislative: Shannon, Senator Charles 2002-2004 Box 5: 87
Legislative: Sheehan, Ken for State Representative undated Box 5: 88
Legislative: Smizik, Representative Frank Israel 2004 Box 5: 89
Legislative: Speliotis, Ted for Representative undated Box 5: 90
Legislative: Spellane, Representative Robert 2002 Box 5: 91
Legislative: Speranzo, Christopher for Representative undated Box 5: 92
Legislative: Spiliotis, Representative Joyce 2004 Box 5: 93
Legislative: Spilka, Representative Karen 2002-2004 Box 5: 94
Legislative: Sprague, Senator JoAnn 2002 Box 5: 95
Legislative: Stanley, Harriet for Representative undated Box 5: 96
Legislative: Stanley, Representative Thomas 2002-2004 Box 5: 97
Legislative: St. Fleur, Representative Marie undated Box 5: 98
Legislative: Story, Representative Ellen 2002-2004 Box 5: 99
Legislative: Straus, Representative William 2002 Box 5: 100
Legislative: Swan, Representative Benjamin 2002-2004 Box 5: 101
Legislative: Tarr, Senator Bruce 2002-2004 Box 5: 102
Legislative: Tavaglini, Senator Robert E. 2002 Box 5: 103
Legislative: Teahan, Representative Kathleen 2002 Box 5: 104
Legislative: Thomas, John for Representative undated Box 5: 105
Legislative: Timilty, Representative Walter 2002-2004 Box 5: 106
Legislative: Tisei, Senator Richard 2002 Box 5: 107
Legislative: Tolman, Senator Steven 2004 Box 5: 108
Legislative: Toomey, Representative Timothy 2002-2004 Box 5: 109
Legislative: Torrisi, David for Representative undated Box 5: 110
Legislative: Tucker, Senator Susan 2002 Box 5: 111
Legislative: Turner, Cleon for Representative undated Box 5: 112
Legislative: Vallee, Representative James E. 2002-2004 Box 5: 113
Legislative: Verga, Representative Anthony 2002 Box 5: 114
Legislative: Wallace, Representative Brian 2004 Box 5: 115
Legislative: Walrath, Representative Patricia 2002 Box 5: 116
Legislative: Walsh, Senator Marian 2002-2004 Box 5: 117
Legislative: Walsh, Representative Martin 2002-2004 Box 5: 118
Legislative: Webster, Representative Daniel 2004 Box 5: 119
Legislative: Wilkerson, Senator Dianne 2002 Box 5: 120
Legislative: Wolf, Representative Alice 2002 Box 5: 121
“Marriage 2004″: Event Planning 2004 May Box 5: 122
Massachusetts Statewide Survey Report 2003 Box 5: 123
Massachusetts Survey Report undated Box 5: 124
Massachusetts Survery Report 2005 Box 5: 125
Meeting Minutes 2001-2003 Box 5: 126
Member Packet 2004 Box 5: 127
Membership Forms undated Box 5: 128
New England Law Review: “Can Same-Sex Marriages Coexsit with Religion?” 2004 Box 5: 129
Petition to Protect Civil Marriages 2003 Box 5: 130
Policy Brief undated Box 5: 131
Polling: Summary Memos 2003-2005 Box 5: 132
Press Release 1999-2003 Box 5: 133
Pride Day: Planning Materials 2002 Box 5: 134
Printed Material: 10th Annual Freedom to Marry Week Observance 2007 Feb Box 5: 135
Printed Materials: General undated Box 5: 136
Printed Materials: Love is in the Air 2000-2002 Box 5: 137
Printed Material: Love is in the Air 2003-2004 Box 5: 138
Printed Material: Some Like it Hot! Benefit 2003 Box 5: 139
Printed Materials: Speaker’s Training 2003 Box 5: 140
Printed Materials: Valentine Gala 2005 Box 5: 141
Religious Coalition: Lobby Day 2004 Box 5: 142
Religious Coalition: Signatures of Support 2003 Box 5: 143
Schedule: Grassroots Leadership Summit 2004 Oct Box 5: 144
Schedule: We the People Youth Summit 2004 Oct Box 5: 145
Signatures of Support undated Box 5: 146
Strategic Planning Overview 2003-2004 Box 5: 147
Summer of Equality Challenge (Draft) undated Box 5: 148
Synopsis of Supreme Judicial Court undated Box 5: 149
US Congressional Support of Same-Sex Marriage in Massachusetts 2002 July Box 5: 150
Vermont Civil Union Bill 2000 Mar Box 5: 151
Voting Records of Representatives and Senators 2005 Box 5: 152
Series 3. Publications and Printed Materials 1987-2007
Press undated Box 5: 153
Press 1990 Box 5: 154
Press 1999 Box 5: 155
Press 2000 Box 5: 156
Press 2000 Box 5: 157
Press 2001 Box 5: 158
Press 2002 Box 6: 1
Press 2003 Box 6: 2
Press 2003 Box 6: 3
Press 2004 Box 6: 4
Press 2004 Box 6: 5
Press 2004 Feb Box 6: 6
Press 2004 Feb Box 6: 7
Press 2004 Feb Box 6: 8
Press 2004 Mar Box 6: 9
Press 2004 Mar Box 6: 10
Press 2004 Mar Box 6: 11
Press 2004 Apr Box 6: 12
Press 2004 Apr Box 6: 13
Press 2004 May Box 6: 14
Press 2004 May Box 6: 15
Press 2004 May Box 6: 16
Press 2004 May Box 6: 17
Press 2005 Box 6: 18
Press 2005 Box 6: 19
Press 2005 Box 6: 20
Press 2006 Box 6: 21
Press 2007 Box 6: 22
Press 2008 Box 6: 23
Press: The Advocate 2005-2006 Box 6: 24
Press: The Advocate 2004-2005 Box 6: 25
Printed Materials: General undated Box 6: 26
Printed Materials: General 2000-2003 Box 6: 27
Printed Matierals: General 2004 Box 6: 28
Printed Materials: General 2005 Box 6: 29
Printed Materials: General 2006 Box 6: 30
Printed Materials: General 2007 Box 6: 31
Printed Materials: Gill Action Report 2006 Box 6: 32
Printed Mateials: Gill Foundation 2005 Box 6: 33
Printed Materials: GLAD Publication 2001 Box 7: 3
Printed Materials: Love is in the Air Gala 2004 Box 7: 4
Printed Materials: NOW Resolution 1987-1988 Box 8: 5
Printed Material: People of Faith Testimony 2006 Box 8: 6
Printed Materials: Publications 2004-2008 Box 8: 7
Bay Windows 2002, 2003-2004 Box 10
Bay Windows 2005-2006 Box 11
Bay Windows 2007-2009 Box 12
In Newsweekly 2002 July 24 Box 13
In Newsweekly 2004-2005 Box 13
In Newsweekly 2006-2007 Box 14
Boston Globe 2003 Dec 1 Box 14
Boston Globe 2004 Feb 5 Box 14
Boston Globe 2004 Mar 12 Box 14
Boston Globe 2004 May 17 Box 14
Boston Globe 2004 May 18 Box 14
Boston Globe 2004 July 30 Box 14
Boston Sunday Herald 2003 Nov 23 Box 14
Metro 2004 May 17 Box 14
Metro 2004 May 18 Box 14
Metro 2004 July 30-Aug 1 Box 14
Metro 2005 May 16 Box 14
Metro 2005 May 18 Box 14
Metro 2006 July 11 Box 14
Lexington Minutemen 2003 May 5 Box 14
Golden Rainbow Times 2009 May Box 14
Jamaica Plain Gazette 2009 May 15 Box 14
Boston Globe 2005 May 18 Box 14
Boston Globe 2005 Sept 15 Box 14
Boston Globe 2005 Nov 10 Box 14
Metro 2007 June 15-17 Box 14
Newsweek 2003 July 7 Box 8: 8
Series 4. Ephemera 2002-2007
Audiocassette: “Homosexual Agenda in Massachusetts Schools” undated Box 16
Award 2003 Apr Box 18

Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association.

Award 2003 June Box 18

Pride Interfaith Coalition.

Award 2004 Box 15

GBBC Awards for Excellence 2004 Service to the Community Award to Freedom to Marry Coalition of Massachusetts.

Award 2007 Box 15

Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry honors The Freedom to Marry Coalition.

Bags: Boston Pride 2004 3 copies Box 18
Bags: “Protect Equal Marriage” 2006 July Box 18
Ball undated Box 15
Balloon: “It’s Wrong to Vote on Rights” undated Box 17
Banner: “No Discrimination” undated Box 15
Banner: “We the People Support Equality” undated Box 15

Contains signatures of supporters.

Bowl: Freedom to Marry Coalition 2002 May 11 Box 15

Inscribed: “Honoring the Freedom to Marry Coalition with appreciation, Greater Boston PFLAG, May 11, 2001. ‘We are Family’.”

Bumper Stickers: Freedom to Marry Coalition undated 8 copies Box 16
Buttons: “Defend Equal Marriage Rights: undated 2 copies Box 17
Buttons: I Do Support MassEquality undated Box 16
Buttons: Just (waiting to get) Married undated 2 copies Box 17
Buttons: Marriage Equality Coalition undated Box 17
Buttons: MassEquality Presents the Gayla undated Box 17
Buttons: “Only My Government Doesn’t Know I’m Married” undated 10 copies Box 17
Calendar: Freedom to Marry Coalition 2003-2004 3 copies Box 16

180 Day Countdown to Marriage.

Decal undated Box 17
DVD: “Better Angels” undated 7 copies Box 16
DVD: “MassEquality Education Fund Media Launch” 2007 May Box 16
DVD: “Rampant Signature Abuse on Anti-gay Marriage Petition” undated 2 copies Box 16

Fox 25 Undercover, Sunday, Novemember 6th.

DVD: “Saving Marriage: Get Ready” undated 6 copies Box 16
DVD: “Thank You, Massachusetts” undated Box 16
DVD: “Will You Marry Me?” undated Box 16
Flags, Rainbow undated 2 copies Box 15
Frisbee undated Box 15
Hats undated 2 copies Box 15
Keychain undated Box 17
Magnets: “equalmarriage.org” undated 13 copies Box 17
Magnets: “It’s Wrong to Vote on Rights” undated 2 copies Box 17
Magnets: “Protecting Marriage Equality” undated 17 copies Box 17
Mug: Freedom to Marry Coalition undated Box 15
Nametags undated Box 17
Napkins, Cocktail: second anniversary 2006 May 17 2 copies Box 17
Pens undated 5 copies Box 17
Playing cards: “And Marriage for All” undated 5 copies Box 17
Posters: “Equal Marriage Rights Now!” undated Box 18
Posters: “It’s Wrong to Vote on Rights” undated 2 copies Box 18
Posters: “People of Faith Support Marriage Equality” undated 12 copies Box 18
Posters: “Weymouth Leaders for Equality” ca. 2007 2 copies Box 18
Stickers: Campaign for Equlaity undated Box 17
Stickers: “It’s the Law” undated Box 17
Stickers: “LGBT 4Kerry.com” undated 2 copies Box 17
Stickers: Marriage is a Fundamental Human Right undated 2 copies Box 17
Stickers: No Discrimination in the Constitution undated 7 copies Box 17
Stickers: Protect Marriage Equality: Support MassEquality undated 13 copies Box 17
Stickers: Re-Elect Carl Sciortino undated Box 17
Stickers: Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry undated 8 copies Box 17
Stickers: “www.MassEqulaity.org” undated 14 copies Box 17
Temporary tattoos undated Box 17
T-shirts ca. 2005 6 copies Box 15
Videotape: “Committed” 2004 Mar 3 3 copies Box 16
Videotape: “Same Sex Marriage: Truths and Consequences” undated Box 16
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Acquired from MassEquality, 2009.

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Processed by Laura McNulty, 2012.

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Cite as: MassEquality Records (MS 674). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Subjects
  • Gay rights--New England
  • Gays--Legal status, laws, etc.--New England
  • Same-sex marriage--Law and legislation--New England
Contributors
  • Freed to Marry Coalition
  • MassEquality
Types of material
  • Banners
  • Posters
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