On Feb. 12, Utahns for Marriage Equality is asking committed same-sex couples to request a marriage license at Salt Lake County’s County Clerk’s Office.
The annual action is one of national organization Marriage Equality USA’s several events around National Freedom to Marry Day, has been observed by chapters and member organizations across the country since 2001. This year, MEUSA will be teaming up with Join the Impact, the grassroots movement that has called for several protests, demonstrations and charitable projects showcasing gay and transgender people across the U.S. and abroad since the passage of Proposition 8 in November.
Utahns for Marriage Equality is an affiliate of MEUSA.
Michael Mueller, Utahns for Marriage Equality president, said that couples should meet at the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Marriage License Division (2001 S State St #S2200) at noon on Feb. 12. They will then walk into the building and peacefully and calmly request a marriage license from the clerk on duty. Couples unable to make it at noon may come throughout the day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Utahns for Marriage Equality will also hold a press conference outside.
The counter action’s purpose is to raise awareness of the impact being unable to marry has on families headed by same-sex couples.
For more information email Mueller at firstname.lastname@example.org.