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Marriage Equality: 28 campaign videos

Marriage Equality: 28 campaign videos


Marriage Equality was, and still is, big news in the USA. Because of Proposition 8 and ‘Defense of Marriage Act’.

We at Osocio are strong defenders of Marriage Equality and we know there is long way to go. Remember that there are only 11 countries in the world where same-sex marriage is fully recognised: Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Sweden.

Because of the recent news and the marriage equality profile picture action on Facebook I was curious about the campaigns from the recent years. We wrote a lot about it and I found many more on YouTube and Vimeo. Most of them come from the United States. I live in the first country where same-sex marriage became legal. But I can’t remember any social campaign from that time. Why so few other countries? Homophobia?

In some parts of the world campaigning openly is a dangerous thing to do. There are still countries where you can get the death penalty for being openly gay.

These thoughts and questions are the basis for this post. Because gays and lesbians can’t legalise their love in more than 200 countries. Many campaigns will follow in the coming years.

Do you know a campaign video not shown here? Let us know in the comments or by e-mail and I will update the post.

Image above: When it comes to marriage, St-Matthew-in-the-City doesn’t care “who’s on top”.
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It’s time (Australia 2012)

This wonderful video about how a healthy relationship turns into a successful marriage should inspire anyone who has ever been in love, and anyone who has ever made the decision to publicly celebrate their commitment to it.

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Gorgeous Hip Hop for Marriage Equality: Same Love (USA, 2012)

The song is as beautiful as simple. Love and marriage is worth to live for. No matter the form.
It is from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. It’s about love and a beautiful tribute to Marriage Equality. But above all a call to approve the Washington Same-Sex Marriage Referendum, also known as Referendum 74.

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Homecoming (UK, 2012)

The strength of this message lies in the way it portrays deep and passionate emotion that everyone can identify with.

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Act Up-Paris, mariage homosexuel (France, 2012)

From Arielle Dombasle, the French-American singer, actress, director and model.

“We know how to name them, but we don’t provide them with rights”

Bjorn Borg – Love for All (2008)

Many brands use same sex marriage in their campaigns. We choose this video from Bjorn Borg.

Speak with One Voice (USA, 2012)

President Obama urged to “Legalize Love”

Campaign by Legalize Love, a marriage equality group that made its message to the President clear by incorporating his campaign logo and organizing grassroots support.

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Michael & Kristina: A Message for Kirk Cameron (USA, 2012)

This is a response to fellow actor Kirk Cameron, who made controversial remarks in an interview on CNN about homosexuality, stating, “I think that it’s – it’s – it’s unnatural. I think that it’s – it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”

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Devin & Glenn: Overturn Prop 8 and Make Homosexuals Marry! (USA, 2010)

Created by comedy directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon, and starring Justin Long, Mike White, Tom Arnold and Nora Dunn, this three-and-a-half minute video plays out the old joke about homosexual marriage “making gay people suffer just like the rest of us”.

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Not Gay

Made for ILGA by Filip Vangeffelen and Patrick Van Hautem about a Son outing himself to his Parents. (Belgium, 2006)

Sinead’s Hand (Ireland, 2009)

This campaign from Ireland’s Marriage Equality asks the question “What if you had to ask four million people to marry someone?”

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Two videos from Get To Know Us First (USA, 2009)

In California, marriage equality advocates are planning to air a number of public service announcements like this one. Directed by documentary filmmaker Gina Levy, it makes the argument that the “pro-family” rhetoric of those who supported the state’s ban on gay marriage rings particularly hollow for those who adopt children.

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Two videos from Marriage Equality New Zealand:

We Need Marriage Equality (New Zealand, 2009)

New Zealanders know it’s time for Marriage Equality. It’s time to recognise the equal status of all relationships under the law.

Garden Wedding – Let California Ring (USA, 2008)

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Two videos from FCKH8 (USA, 2011)

“ F-bombs Gay Marriage H8ers with a sarcastic & snarky LOL video slamming the Top 5 Reasons Against Gay Marriage.”

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Barbara Bush for HRC’s NYers for Marriage Equality (USA, 2011)

Not an exciting ad, except for the fact that the spokeperson is the “junior” Barbara Bush, daughter of fundamentally Christian conservative Republican, U.S. former President George W. Bush.

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Gay marriage is just like yours (USA, 2007)

PSAs for, a group that lobbies for support of civil marriage rights for same-sex couples.

The Edge of Glory: Marriage Equality (USA, 2011)

“This video is for everybody. Who has ever loved. And has been loved in return. To those that think it never does or will get better. It does. It does get better, it becomes beautiful.”

Australian Marriage Equality (Australia, 2012)

Australian Marriage Equality is campaigning to change the law so that same-sex couples are allowed to marry. The objective of the ad is to dismiss the case that marriage equality will have a negative impact and show the positive pro-marriage impacts it will have.

With this animation, Bobby Voeten won the 2013 Bassawards in the categorie Best Social.

Richard and John (USA, 2011)

From Freedom to Marry.

Richard and John just celebrated 61 years as a couple. They desperately want to marry in New York. Haven’t they waited long enough?

Freedom to Marry’s Roadmap to Victory (USA, 2011)

From Freedom to Marry.

Marriage Equality (USA, 2011)

Marriage Equality (2011)

Shot by Lisa Raphael for the Gay & Lesbian center contest on Vimeo.

Marriage Equality- Rory’s Story (Ireland, 2012)

Viral Campaign for Marriage Equality in Ireland.

NOH8 Campaign PSA (2012)

The first official PSA for the NO H8 Campaign, a silent photographic protest in response to the passage of California’s Proposition 8; a state ballot measure banning same-sex marriage.

Thank You For Your Call (USA, 2011)

In 1935, the Social Security Act was created to help ensure the economic safety of America’s elderly. As of July 2010, the United States Social Security Administration does not recognize same-sex marriages or domestic partnerships as valid relationships. Consequently, thousands of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender seniors are denied Social Security benefits every year.
Ineligible for Social Security surivors benefits, and faced with undue economic burdens, many LGBT seniors are often forced to give up their homes after losing their partner.

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