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Send Your Photos if You Were Married in CA in 2008


Five years ago, on May 15, 2008, the California Supreme Court ruled that excluding same-sex couples from marriage violated the California Constitution. NCLR—lead counsel for some plaintiffs in the case—played a key role in making this victory possible. In the six months that followed, more than 18,000 couples in California honored their love and commitment to each other by saying “I do” before their family and friends. That ended the following November, when California voters passed Proposition 8—the measure that stripped the right to marry from same-sex couples in the state. Now, the United States Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of Prop 8, and we know the day will soon come when loving couples in California will be able to marry once again.

Until then, we have 18,000 reasons to celebrate—the fifth wedding anniversaries of the couples who married in 2008. We are launching a photo campaign to celebrate the anniversaries of the men and women who were married in California in 2008 following the Court decision. Here's how we're hoping you will participate:

• Email us your favorite wedding photo—send it to Media@NCLRights.org—from your 2008 wedding day in California;

• Include the names of both you and your spouse;

• Don’t forget to include your anniversary date.

• Please submit your photos at least one week in advance of your anniversary date to give staff enough time to create your image.

We’ll style them similarly to the above photo and then share them on your anniversary date on NCLR’s Facebook page. What better way to celebrate your 5th wedding anniversary than by sharing the joy of one of your happiest moments?

After submitting a wedding photo, consider 
making a donation in honor of your anniversary
or the anniversary of a loved one.  

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