Human Rights

Courage Campaign works to defend and extend human rights for all people.

Now it's time to Dump DOMA

Now that marriage is legal in 3 additional states, we need to Dump DOMA so these impending newlyweds have the 1,138 federal rights they deserve. Sign up for our campaign!

Make Sacramento take a step toward ending the War on Drugs

UPDATE: Senate Bill 1506 failed to pass out of the Senate in May of 2012. We will continue to work toward these common sense reforms. Senate Bill 1506 would revise the law to treat the possession of drugs for personal use as a misdemeanor, rather than as a felony.

Call for Equality in Washington!

If you have a computer and a phone, you can help same-sex couples in Washington win the respect, dignity and rights all loving couples deserve.

Take action: Call Gov. Brown and ask him to help end sexual orientation change "therapy" for minors

Courage Campaign members helped get SB 1172 onto Gov. Brown's desk, which would prevent mental health professionals in California from practicing sexual orientation change "therapy" on LGBT youth in California. Take a minute to call Gov. Brown: ask him to do the right thing and sign SB 1172 promptly!

Announcing the Vote for Marriage Ballot

The Courage Campaign Vote for Marriage Ballot will help decide which states with same-sex marriage initiatives on the ballot in 2012 should get the biggest commitment from Courage Campaign’s more than 750,000 members. Courage is a grassroots-funded, grassroots-led organization. Our job in all we do is to amplify your voice, volunteer hours and donations. Therefore, we need you to tell each other and us where to invest the most resources to support equality in 2012. You can cast your vote once each day through 11:59 PM PST on August 28th, 2012. Click for more details, what the campaign with the most support will receive, and to vote!

Tell the Log Cabin Republicans: Don't endorse Romney/Ryan!

In 2004, the Log Cabin Republicans withheld their endorsement from President Bush because of his support for a Federal Marriage Amendment and other anti-gay policies. There is no daylight between Bush and the Romney/Ryan ticket -- Romney and Ryan would set our movement for full LGBT equality back decades. Join the Mitt Gets Worse campaign in respectfully calling on the Log Cabin Republicans to withhold their endorsement from the Romney/Ryan campaign!

Courage Campaign Super PAC launches MittGetsWorse.org

Courage Campaign Super PAC launched MittGetsWorse.org, a partnership with American Bridge 21st Century. MittGetsWorse.org will tell the story of Mitt's record of lies and flip-flopping on LGBT equality dating back to 1994 through oral history, a Facebook timeline and other tools.

Announcing the Breakthrough Conversations Project

Courage Campaign is proud to partner with 14 other organizations in California to launch an exciting new project that will test-drive new messages to change hearts and minds on LGBT equality. Our coalition has convened four trainings across the state; sign up for one to participate in this unique project!

9th Circuit denies attempt to rehear Prop 8 case

We're 3 for 3 in the courts on Prop 8: on June 5th, the 9th Circuit denied an attempt to rehear and possibly overturn the decision declaring Prop 8 unconstitutional. The case is now set to head to the Supreme Court, the biggest stage of all, and we need your support to win.

Bring some sanity to the War on Drugs

The so-called "War on Drugs" has wasted billions of taxpayer dollars, given birth to the prison-industrial complex, and destroyed lives and communities. SB 1506 in Sacramento will begin to reform this corrupt system by making drug possession a misdemeanor rather than a felony. Help pass it!

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