by Lauren Daley
The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking same-sex couples whose stories can be used to help shape public and legal opinion, as well as demonstrate harm due to not being able to marry.
From the organization's website:
"The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting to ensure all same-sex couples have the legal protections necessary to sustain their relationships and families. But winning the right to domestic partnership, civil union or marriage begins with you. Tell us your story: It is the most powerful weapon to create change. Real couples with real stories will convince America that all relationships deserve equal protection under the law."
The survey asks about couples about marriage rights, health care access, discrimination and other issues. The survey can be found here. By participating in the survey, couples are giving a coalition of groups working toward same-sex rights authorization to use the information for advocacy work.