Abstract

MassEquality was formed in the late 1990s as a coalition of advocacy groups seeking to build legislative support for same-sex marriage and gay rights in Massachusetts. Formally incorporated as a 501(c)4 organization in late 2001, the coalition hired its first employee, Campaign Coordinator Marty Rouse, in late 1993, and achieved a landmark success that November when the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled that the state may not "deny the protections, benefits and obligations conferred by civil marriage to two individuals of the same sex who wish to marry." On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to allow equal marital rights to same-sex couples. Since that time, MassEquality has continued to champion marriage equality nationally.

The MassEquality Records document the origins, operations, and activism of one of the leading organizations in New England advocating for marriage rights and civic equality for all, regardless of sexual orientation. The collection includes some material generated by the Freedom to Marry Coalition, a partner in the coalition, and a series of large banners and posters, some of which were displayed during the event celebrating the arrival of marriage equality in Massachusetts.

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Language:

English
MassEquality Records
1987-2008
18 boxes (23.25 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 674

Background on MassEquality

MassEquality sticker.

MassEquality sticker.

Formed in the late 1990s as an informal coalition of national and local organizations, MassEquality is dedicated to fighting for the legalization of same-sex marriage. Eventually, the loose coalition of the 1990s transformed into a well-organized coalition working to oppose legislation that would officially ban same-sex marriage. The defining moment for MassEquality came on November 18, 2003, when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided in favor of marriage equality in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, ruling that the denial of the protections, benefits, and obligations of civil marriage because that person was married to a person of the same sex was a violation of the Massachusetts state constitution. The court went to tate that a gay marriage ban "works a deep and scarring hardship on a very real segment of the community for no rational reason." Goodridge v. Department of Public Health reignited MassEquality and provided the coalition with the momentum needed to become a powerful advocacy organization. Since its first inception, MassEquality has grown from a small unfunded coalition to a multi-million dollar campaign with over ninety coalition partners, a membership base of 40,000, a statewide grassroots volunteer structure, a strong presence in the media, and a statewide reputation within policy circles as a significant political force.

In the years after Goodridge, the Commonwealth faced a flurry of referenda and proposed amendments to the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, and MassEquality expanded and strengthened its infrastructure to in defense. In particular, House Bill 3190, the Marriage Affirmation and Protection Amendment, not only proposed to ban same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, but to prohibit civil unions and domestic partnerships as well, denying same-sex couples and their families health insurance benefits, access to pension and Social Security benefits, and automatic hospital visitation rights. This amendment narrowly passed during the first Constitutional Convention in March 2004, but was defeated at the required second Convention the following September, by which time over 10,000 people had entered into same-sex marriages in Massachusetts.

Following the unsuccessful effort to alter the state constitution, opponents of same-sex marriage launched a citizen petition initiative, hoping that the issue would pass the legislature with the required fifty votes and be put to a popular vote. The signature gathering process, however, became highly contentious, with allegations that the firms hired to gather signatures -- which were paid per signature -- fraud misrepresented themselves to increase their numbers, posing as supporters of a proposal to end the ban on beer and wine sales. MassEquality received a total of 2,202 reports of fraud relating to the petition effort and quickly responded with a publicity campaign to alert the public of the allegations. Regardless of the potential irregularities, opponents of same-sex marriage gathered enough support to force a vote in the legislature. In July 2006, the referendum to ban same-sex marriage passed the state House with the more than the required fifty votes, however in the ensuing Constitutional Convention of November 2006, the legislature voted 109 to 87 to postpone the vote until the end of the legislative session. On January 2, 2007, the anti-gay amendment was defeated with a final vote of 62-134.

In order to turn back anti-gay legislation, MassEquality divided its efforts into two separate entities. MassEquality.org worked as a 501(c)4 advocacy organization that organized people and resources to defeat anti-gay constitutional amendments. The MassEquality Educational Fund was created as a 501(c)3 charitable organization that focused on educating the public about the need for marriage protections for gay and lesbian families. MassEquality.org focused their efforts towards the legislature, legislators, and other influential people, the audience for the Educational Fund, in contrast, are the voters in Massachusetts who have yet to make up their mind about same-sex marriage.

In July 2004, another advocacy group, the Freedom to Marry Coalition, joined forces with MassEquality to become the fiscal sponsor of the MassEquality Educational Fund. Founded in 2003 as an educational organization, Freedom to Marry was experienced in working with states to pass same-sex marriage laws and to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Together, MassEquality and Freedom to Marry have successfully blocked attempts to pass any anti-gay legislation and have brought the issue of same-sex marriage to a broader audience.

MassEquality continues to fight for equality for the LGBT community. They have focused their efforts on equality for transgender members of the community, and protections for LGBT youth and the elderly. They continue to work to build a pro-equality majority in state legislatures and to help LGBT victims of domestic violence who are often not properly understood or addressed by traditional service organizations. The Freedom to Marry Coalition continues to work for the repeal of the federal DOMA and to bring same-sex marriage to more states.

Contents of Collection

The MassEquality collection reflects the everyday operations of the coalition and its campaigns to legalize and protect same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. The collection contains organizational and administrative material, correspondence with and printed materials for legislators, legislation information and strategies to defeat anti-marriage efforts, printed materials, media and press releases, and correspondence. The collection is organized into four series, one each for organizational relating to MassEquality and the Freedom to Marry Coalition, respectively, and series for printed materials and ephemera and realia.

In addition to material from the coalition, the collection contains issues of two Boston-based gay periodicals, Bay Windows and In Newsweekly, along with press clippings from the mainstream media relevant to the fight for marriage equality; printed material from allied organizations; and a range of ephemera such as t-shirts, hats, buttons, stickers, flags, fliers, and awards.

Series descriptions

The bulk of this series relates to the day-to-day operations of MassEquality. Items in this series include budget reports, volunteer and employee handbooks, schedules for various events, correspondence, memorandums, and materials pertaining to the Board of Directors. This series also contains material regarding elections and elected officials, correspondence, election materials, and voting records. Also found in this series are materials that MassEquality produced in the struggle for same-sex marriage, such as materials used in the planning of "Lobby Days" and the Constitutional Conventions. Also in this series are press releases, correspondence, fliers and other printed materials, affidavits, testimonies, and other legal documents pertaining to the various amendments that MassEquality worked to strike down.

Materials relating to the contributions the Freedom to Marry Coalition made to the fight for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. The bulk of this series pertains to the various amendments and to various legislators and elections. Materials relating to the various amendments include plans, strategies, correspondence, and fliers and other printed material. In addition, correspondence and printed materials related to the election of many legislators are included in this series. Printed materials related to Lobby Days and Constitutional Conventions are also found in this series. In addition, materials pertaining to the running of FTM are included in this series; materials such as correspondence, memorandums, and employee and volunteer handbooks.

Contains a large number of issues of Bay Windows and In Newsweekly, popular newspapers geared towards the LGBT community, along with clippings from the Boston Globe, Metro, and other newspapers relative to the battle for same-sex marriage, and other assorted printed materials such as invitations to a events celebrating same-sex marriage, programs for events, and fliers.

2002-2007

Includes a variety of stickers, buttons, magnets, hats, and t-shirts produced by MassEquality and the Freedom to Marry Coalition, as well as flags and banners used at rallies in support of same-sex marriage, and some of the awards presented to MassEquality and FTMC in recognition of their work.

Collection inventory
Series 1. Administration
2001-2007

Affiliates
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Box 1: 1
Affiliate: Quincy for Marriage Equality
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Box 1: 2
African American Civil Leaders' Statements of Support
2006

Box 1: 3
Agreement Between MassEquality and MGLPC
2006

Box 1: 4
Amendments: Correspondence
2005

Box 1: 5
Amendments: H.653: Marc Solomon Testimony
2005

Box 1: 6
Amendments: H.3190: Hearing Transcript
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Box 1: 7
Amendments: H.3677: Testimony in Support
2003

Box 1: 8
Amendments: H.4840: Organizations and Leaders Opposing
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Box 1: 9
Amendments: H.4840: Reasons to Oppose
2002

Box 1: 10
Amendments: Legislative Talking Points
undated

Box 1: 11
Amendments: Marc Solomon Testimony
2007 Apr

Box 1: 12
Amendments: Message Memo to Pro-Equality Legislators
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Box 1: 13
Amendments: No on Constitutional Amendment 36, Oregon
2004

Box 1: 14
Amendments: Opposition Research
2004

Box 1: 15
Amendments: Press Release
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Box 1: 16
Amendments: SJC-09684: Amicus Brief
2006

Box 1: 17
Amendments: Summary of Initiatve and Referendum Debates
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Box 1: 18
Amendments: Support for Goodridge v. Department of Health Ruling
2004

Box 1: 19
Amendments: Talking Points and Recommended Actions for Chad Gifford
2005

Box 1: 20
Amendments: VoteOnMarriage.org and Focus on Family Information
2005

Box 1: 21
Board of Directors: Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes
2005

Box 1: 22
Board of Directors: Drafts of Agendask
2004

Box 1: 23
Board of Directors Handbook
2004

Box 1: 24
Board of Directors: Fundraising and Financial Reports
2005

Box 1: 25
Board of Directors: List
2005

Box 1: 26
Board of Directors: List and Biographies
2004

Box 1: 27
Board of Directors: Miscellaneous
2004-2006

Box 1: 28
Board of Directors Presentation Slides
2004-2005

Box 1: 29
Board of Directors: Roles and Responsibilites
2004

Box 1: 30
Board of Directors: Talking Points
undated

Box 1: 31
Budget Materials
2004

Box 1: 32
Budget: FY 2005 and Campaign
2004

Box 1: 33
Budget: FY 2006 and Fundraising
2005-2006

Box 1: 34
Business and Civic Outreach Project
2006 Feb

Box 1: 35
By-Laws
2005

Box 1: 36
Cabinet Advisors Meeting Agenda
2007

Box 1: 37
Calendar: Upcoming Events - June and July
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Box 1: 38
California Trip Agendas
2005 Mar, May

Box 1: 39
Campaign: Marriage Equality
2004-2007

Box 1: 40
Campaign Plan Outline
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Box 1: 41
Canvas Schedule and Extension
2005

Box 1: 42
Canvassing Summary
2005 July

Box 1: 43
CEOs in Massachusetts
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Box 1: 44
Coalition Members
2004 Mar

Box 1: 45
Collaboration: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
undated

Box 1: 46
Congressional Priorities
2004 July

Box 1: 47
Constitutional Convention: Correspondence
2006

Box 1: 48
Consitutional Convention: Governor Deval Patrick's Statement
2007 Jan

Box 1: 49
Constitutional Convention: Legislator Responses
2004

Box 1: 50
Constitutional Convention: Plan
2005

Box 1: 51
Consitutional Convention: Polling Data
2004 July

Box 1: 52
Constitutional Convention: Rep. Sciortino's Speech
2005

Box 1: 53
Consitutional Convention: Talking Points
2006 Nov

Box 1: 54
Contributors and Contributions
2004-2006

Box 1: 55
Coordinators
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Box 1: 56
Correspondence
2004-2007

Box 1: 57
Correspondence
2005-2007

Box 1: 58
Correspondence: Letter to Governor Mitt Romney
2005 Feb

Box 1: 59
Correspondence: Love Mail
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Box 1: 60
Correspondence: Hate Mail
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Box 1: 61
Correspondence: Emails
2004-2006

Box 1: 62
Democracy Project Summary: Massachusetts
2005

Box 1: 63
Education Fund: Brochure
2005-2006

Box 1: 64
Education Fund: Concept Paper
2005

Box 1: 65
Education Fund: (c)4 Cost Sharing Agreement
2005 Feb

Box 1: 66
Education Fund: Work Plan
2007

Box 1: 67
Education Fund: FY 2006 Education Goals
2005-2006

Box 1: 68
Education Fund: Letter Regarding Voter Registration
2004 Aug

Box 1: 69
Education Fund: Press Release
2005-2006

Box 1: 70
Education Fund: Printed Materials
2005-2007

Box 1: 71
Education Fund: Program Goals
2005-2006

Box 1: 72
Education Fund: Project Proposal
2005 May

Box 1: 73
Education Fund: Proposal for Civil Marriage Collaborative
2007

Box 1: 74
Election: General Materials
2004

Box 1: 75
Election Polling Phone Script
undated

Box 1: 76
Election: Plan to Elect Pro-Equality Candidates
2004

Box 1: 77
Election: Priorities
2004

Box 1: 78
Election: 2006 Primaries, Targeted Races
2006

Box 1: 79
Election: Mass NOW PAC Endorsed Candidates
2004

Box 1: 80
Election: MA Equality Update
2004

Box 1: 81
Election: Financial Disclosures
2004 Aug

Box 1: 82
Election: Polling of Potential Voters
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Box 1: 83
Election: Mass Alliance Candidate Questions
2004-2005

Box 1: 84
Election Night Contacts
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Box 1: 85
Election: Material for Brockton, MA
2006

Box 1: 86
Election: House Results
2006

Box 1: 87
Election: Legal Guidelines for Poll Monitors
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Box 1: 88
Ellection: Scorecards
2004

Box 1: 89
Election: Funding Priorities
2004

Box 1: 90
Election: MA Endorsed Candidates
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Box 1: 91
Electoral Targeting for a Progressive Majority
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Box 1: 92
Employee Handbook
2006

Box 1: 93
Field Reports
undated

Box 1: 94
Field Summer Report
2005

Box 1: 95
Financial Disclosure: Lobbying Expenses
2005

Box 1: 96
Financial Statements
2004-2005

Box 1: 97
Information Regarding Same-Sex Marriage in Other States
2004

Box 1: 98
Initiative Petition: Correspondence
2005

Box 1: 99
Initiative Petition: No. 05-02
2005

Box 1: 100
Initiave Petition: Press Release
2005

Box 1: 101
Initiative Petition: Process Information
2005-2006

Box 1: 102
Initiative Petition: Signatures
2005

Box 1: 103
Initiative Petition: Talking Points
2005

Box 1: 104
Issue Advocacy Mailing Universe
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Box 1: 105
Job Description: Campaign Coordinator
undated

Box 1: 106
Joint Committee on the Judiciary Bill Summaries
2005

Box 1: 107
Legal Memo: Incorporation of MassEquality
2001 Nov

Box 1: 108
Legal Documents
2002-2005

Box 1: 109
Legal Memos
2004

Box 1: 110
Legal Memos
2004

Box 1: 111
Legislative: Alicea, Representative Geraldo
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Box 1: 112
Legislative: Ashe, Brian for Representative
undated

Box 1: 113
Legislative: Atkins, Representative Cory
2007

Box 1: 114
Legislative: Baddour, Senator Steven A.
2004-2006

Box 1: 115
Legislative: Barry, Senator Fred
2003-2005

Box 1: 116
Legislative: Binienda, Representative John J.
2006

Box 1: 117
Legislative: Bowles, Bill for State Representative
undated

Box 1: 118
Legislative: Brewer, Senator Steve
2005-2006

Box 1: 119
Legislative: Broadhust, Representative Arthur
2006

Box 1: 120
Legislative: Buoniconti, Senator Stephen J.
2004-2005

Box 1: 121
Legislative: Cabral, Representative Cory
undated

Box 1: 122
Legislative: Calendar of Joint Sessions
2004 Feb

Box 2: 1
LegislativeL Campbell, Representative Linda Dean
2007

Box 2: 2
Legislative: Canavan, Representative Christine
2004-2005

Box 2: 3
Legislative Candidates to Support
2005

Box 2: 4
Legislative: Canessa, Steve for Representative
undated

Box 2: 5
Legislative: Casey, Representative Paul
2005-2006

Box 2: 6
Legislative: Casey, Senator Paul C.
2005

Box 2: 7
Legislative: Chandler, Harriet for Senator
undated

Box 2: 8
Legislative: Conroy, Representative Tom
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Box 2: 9
Legislative: Coughlin, Representative
2005

Box 2: 10
Legislative: D'Amico, Steve for Representative
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Box 2: 11
Legislative: DiBella, Chris for State Representative
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Box 2: 12
Legislative: DiNatale, Steve for Representative
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Box 2: 13
Legislative: Driscoll, Jim for Representative
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Box 2: 14
Legislative: Driscoll, Patrick for Representative
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Box 2: 15
Legislative: Erlich, Representative Lori
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Box 2: 16
Legislative: Eldridge, James for Senate
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Box 2: 17
Legislative: Evangelidis, Representative Lewis
2005-2006

Box 2: 18
Legislative: Fagan, Representative James
2003-2006

Box 2: 19
Legislative: Falzone, Mark for Representative
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Box 2: 20
Legislative: Festa, Mark for Representative
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Box 2: 21
Legislative: Flanagan, Representaive Jennifer
2005-2006

Box 2: 22
Legislative: Flynn, Representative David
2004

Box 2: 23
Legislative: Fonfera, Senator John
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Box 2: 24
Legislative: Forry, Linda Dorcena for Representative
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Box 2: 25
Legislative: Frost, Representative
2005-2006

Box 2: 26
Legislative: Galvin, Representative William
2005

Box 2: 27
Legislative: Glennon, Greg for Representative
undated

Box 2: 28
Legislative: Gobi, Representative
2006

Box 2: 29
Legislative: Golden, Representative
2005

Box 2: 30
Legislative: Gomes, Representative Shirley
2004-2006

Box 2: 31
Legislative: Greene, Representative William
2005-2006

Box 2: 32
Legislative: Hall, Representative Geoff
2006

Box 2: 33
Legislative: Havern, Bod for Senate
undated

Box 2: 34
Legislative: Hill, Representative Brad
2004-2005

Box 2: 35
Legislative: Howitt, Steve for Representative
2004

Box 2: 36
Legislative: Howland, Mark for Representative
2006

Box 2: 37
Legislative: Jehlen, Senator Pat
undated

Box 2: 38
Legislative: Jones, Representative Brad
2004-2005

Box 2: 39
Legislative: Kennedy, Representative Thomas
2004

Box 2: 40
Legislative: Knapkik, Senator Mike
2005

Box 2: 41
Legislative: Knuuttila, Representative Brian P.
2005

Box 2: 42
Legislative: Kujawski, Representative Paul
2004

Box 2: 43
Legislative: L'Italien, Representative Barbara
undated

Box 2: 44
Legislative: LeDuc, Representative Stephen
2005

Box 2: 45
Legislative: Lees, Senator Brian
2004

Box 2: 46
Legislative: Lewis, Jason for Representative
undated

Box 2: 47
Legislative: Malloy, Joel for Representative
undated

Box 2: 48
Legislative: Manning, Anne for Representative
undated

Box 2: 49
Legislative: Mariano, Representative Ron
2007

Box 2: 50
Legislative: Menard, Senator Joan M.
2005

Box 2: 51
Legislative: Meoni, Paul for Representative
undated

Box 2: 52
Legislative: Moore, Senator Richard T.
2004

Box 2: 53
Legislative: Moran, Michael J. for Representative
undated

Box 2: 54
Legislative: Moriarty, Rosemarie Mazza for Representative
undated

Box 2: 55
Legislative: Morrissey, Senator Michael W.
2005-2007

Box 2: 56
Legislative: Murgo, Melissa for Representative
undated

Box 2: 57
Legislative: Murphy, Representative Kevin J.
2004-2005

Box 2: 58
Legislative: Murray, Senator Therese
2007

Box 2: 59
Legislative: Nangle, Representative David
2005-2006

Box 2: 60
Legislative: Natale, Representative Patrick
2004-2005

Box 2: 61
Legislative: Nyman, Representative Robert
2006-2007

Box 2: 62
Legislative: O'Flaherty, Representative Eugene
2005

Box 2: 63
Legislative: Orozco, Sara for Senate
undated

Box 2: 64
Legislative: Pacheco, Senator Marc R.
2004-2005

Box 2: 65
Legislative: Patrick, Representative Matt
2005

Box 2: 66
Legislative: Peake, Representative Sarah
undated

Box 2: 67
Legislative: Peterson, Representative Doug
undated

Box 2: 68
Legislative: Peterson, Representative George
2005

Box 2: 69
Legislative: Petrolati, Representative
2006

Box 2: 70
Legislative: Pignitelli, Smitty for Representative
undated

Box 2: 71
Legislative: Poirier, Representative Elizabeth
2006

Box 2: 72
Legislative: Polito, Representative Karyn E.
2005-2006

Box 2: 73
Legislative: Pope, Representative Susan
2004-2006

Box 2: 74
Legislative Printed Materials
undated

Box 2: 75
Legislative Questionnaire
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Box 2: 76
Legislative: Roll Calls
undated

Box 2: 77
Legislative: Ross, Representative Richard
2005

Box 2: 78
Legislative: Rush, Representative Michael F.
2005

Box 2: 79
Legislative: Sandlin, Rosemary for Representative
undated

Box 2: 80
Legislative: Sannicandro, Tom for Representative
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Box 2: 81
Legislative: Sciortino, Carl for Representative
undated

Box 2: 82
Legislative: Schofield, Tim for Representative
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Box 2: 83
Legislative: Sheehan, Ken for Representative
undated

Box 2: 84
Legislative: Smith, Stephen Stat for Representative
undated

Box 2: 85
Legislative: Smola, Representative Todd
2006

Box 2: 86
Legislative: Spiliotis, Representative Joyce
undated

Box 2: 87
Legislative: Stanley, Representative Tom
undated

Box 2: 88
Legislative: St. Fleur, Marie for Representative
undated

Box 2: 89
Legislative: Straus, Representative William M.
2005

Box 2: 90
Legislative: Swan, Ben for Representative
undated

Box 2: 91
Legislative: Target Legislators
2004-2005

Box 2: 92
Legislative: Tarr, Senator Bruce
2004-2006

Box 2: 93
Legislator: Timilty, Senator
2005-2006

Box 2: 94
Legislator: Toomey, Representative Tim
undated

Box 2: 95
Legislative: Travaglini, Senator Robert E.
2005

Box 2: 96
Legislative: Tucker, Senator Sue
2007

Box 2: 97
Legislative: Verga, Representative Tony
2006

Box 2: 98
Legislative: Walsh, Joe for Representative
undated

Box 2: 99
Legislative: Walsh, Senator Marian
2005

Box 2: 100
Legislative: Welch, Representative James
2004-2006

Box 2: 101
Legislative: Wilkerson, Dianne for Senator
undated

Box 2: 102
Legislator Information
undated

Box 2: 103
Legislator: Votes on Marriage Equality
undated

Box 2: 104
Legislator: Correspondence
2002-2007

Box 2: 105
Legislators: Explanations for Changing Positions of Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
2006

Box 2: 106
Legislator: Target and Assignments
undated

Box 2: 107
Legislators: Priorities for Business Contacts
undated

Box 2: 108
Legislators: Newly Elected, Positions
2004

Box 2: 109
Log Cabin Republicans
undated

Box 2: 110
Lobby Day: Evaluation Forms
undated

Box 2: 111
Lobby Day: Materials
February 2004

Box 2: 112
Lobbying Agreements
2004-2005

Box 2: 113
Lobbying Effots and Legislator Information
undated

Box 2: 114
MassEquality's Future
2005-2006

Box 2: 115
Membership Mailing: Sample DVD Packet
2004

Box 2: 116
Legal Questions: Staff at Campaign Offices, Express Advocacy and Issue Advocacy
2006

Box 2: 117
Media Advisory
2005 Apr-Sept

Box 2: 118
Media: Press Release
2002-2007

Box 2: 119
Media: Paid
2004

Box 2: 120
Media: Buy Plans
2004

Box 2: 121
Media: Calendar
undated

Box 2: 122
Meeting Minutes
2004 Apr

Box 2: 123
Memo: Labor Education Outreach Update
2006 May

Box 2: 124
Memo: Stategic Ops: Issues Affecting Legislative Strategies
2005 July

Box 2: 125
Memo: Development Engagement Update
2004 July

Box 2: 126
Memo: Implementing MassEquality's "Campaign for Equality 2006
2006 Feb

Box 2: 127
Memo: Political and Field Reports
2005 Aug

Box 2: 128
Memo: Boston Focus Group
2003 Dec

Box 2: 129
Memo: Report on Task Force Springfield Canvas Program
2005 Apr-June

Box 2: 130
Memo: Field Organizing Program
2004 Sept

Box 2: 131
Notes
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Box 2: 132
Notes
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Box 2: 133
Notes
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Box 2: 134
Notes
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Box 2: 135
Notes
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Box 2: 136
Notes
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Box 2: 137
Notes
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Box 3: 1
Notes: Speaker Training
undated

Box 3: 2
Notice of Intention of Marriage
2004

Box 3: 3
Opposition Information
2005-2006

Box 3: 4
Phone Bank Information
undated

Box 3: 5
Petition Fraud: Affidavits
2005

Box 3: 6
Petition Fraud: Affadavits
2005-2006

Box 3: 7
Petition Fraud: Comparison of Petition Regulations
2006

Box 3: 8
Petition Fraud: Correspondence
2005

Box 3: 9
Petition Fraud: Correspondence
2005-2006

Box 3: 10
Petition Fraud: Jeannie Berg Testimony
2005

Box 3: 11
Petition Fruad: Legislation
2003-2005

Box 3: 12
Petition Fraud: Locations
2005-2006

Box 3: 13
Petition Fraud: Mailers, Signed
2005-2006

Box 9
Petition Fraud: Memo
2005 May

Box 3: 14
Petition Fraud: Miscellaneous
undated

Box 3: 15
Petition Fraud: Oregon Court Case
2002-2003

Box 3: 16
Petition Fraud: Oregon Court Cases
2005

Box 3: 17
Petition Fraud: Oregon, Jeannie Berg Affidavit
2002

Box 3: 18
Petition Fraud: Oregon, Ted Blaszak Affidavit
2003 Dec

Box 3: 19
Petition Fraud: Oregon Measure No. 26
undated

Box 3: 20
Petition Fraud: Phone Bank Reports
undated

Box 3: 21
Petition Fraud: Phone Script and Information Gathered
2005

Box 3: 22
Petition Fraud: Placing Objections Before the State Ballot Law Commission
2004 May

Box 3: 23
Petition Fraud: Press
2002-2005

Box 3: 24
Petition Fraud: Press
2005-2006

Box 3: 25
Petition Fraud: Press Release
2005

Box 3: 26
Petition Fraud: Printed Materials
undated

Box 3: 27
Petition Fraud Reports
2002

Box 3: 28
Petition Fraud: Reports
2002

Box 3: 29
Petition Fraud: Reports
2002

Box 3: 30
Petition Fraud: Reports
2002

Box 3: 31
Petition Fraud: Reports
2002

Box 3: 32
Petition Fraud: Testimony
2005 Oct

Box 3: 33
Petition Fraud: Voter Education Project
2003

Box 3: 34
Petition Fraud: Voter Registration Certificates
2005

Box 3: 35
Photographs
undated

Box 3: 36
Polling: Anti-Gay Ballot Measures Post-Election
2004

Box 3: 37
Polling: Decision Research Statewide Poll
2005

Box 3: 38
Polling: Education Fund Results and Analysis
undated

Box 3: 39
Polling Results
undated

Box 7: 1
Polling Results
undated

Box 7: 2
Polling: Results and Summaries
2004-2006

Box 3: 40
Polling: Results from a Statewide Survey
2007

Box 3: 41
Polling: Results of Specific Districts
2004-2006

Box 3: 42
Printed Materials: Anuual Report
2004

Box 4: 1
Printed Materials: "Faces for Equality" Book
2004

Box 4: 2
Printed Materials: Fliers
undated

Box 4: 3
Printed Materials: General
undated

Box 4: 4
Printed Materials: General
undated

Box 4: 5
Printed Materials: Information Booklet for Legislators
2007

Box 4: 6
Printed Materials: Outread Initiative
2006 Aug

Box 4: 7
Program: Cabaret
2008

Box 8: 1

Marc Solomon featured as honoree.

Rally Permit Application
2005

Box 4: 8
Research Report: Findings of MassEquality Focus Group
2007

Box 4: 9
Research Brief: MassEquality Member Survey Findings
2007

Box 4: 10
Roman Catholic Statement of Support
undated

Box 4: 11
RSVPs for Marriage in MA Luncheon
undated

Box 4: 12
Remarks: Goal New England Dinner
2004 Nov

Box 4: 13
Signed Initiative Petitions
2005

Box 4: 14
SJC No. 08860: Goodridge v. Department of Health
2003

Box 4: 15
SJC No. 08860: Goodridge v. Department of Health
2003

Box 8: 2
Summer Orientation Handbook
2005

Box 4: 16
Training Manual for Field Organizers
2007

Box 4: 17
Volunteers: General Information for
undated

Box 4: 18
Volunteer: Handbook
undated

Box 4: 19
VoteOnMarriage.org
2005

Box 4: 20
Series 2. Freedom to Marry Coalition
1997-2008

Amendment: H2194
1997-1998

Box 4: 21
Amendment: H3190: Catholic Church's Position
2003

Box 4: 22
Amendment: H3190: Correspondence
2003

Box 4: 23
Amendment: H3190: Legislative Votes
2004

Box 4: 24
Amendment: H3190: Press
2003

Box 4: 25
Amendment: H3190: Printed Materials
2003

Box 4: 26
Amendment: H3190: Support for
2003

Box 4: 27
Amendment: H3190: Testimony
2003

Box 4: 28
Amendment: H3190: United Chruch of Christ Opposition
2003

Box 4: 29
Amendment: H4840: Correspondence
2002

Box 4: 30
Amendment: H4840: Legislator Meetings
2002

Box 4: 31
Amendment: H4840: Organizations and Leaders Opposing
2002

Box 4: 32
Amendment: H4840: Panels Testifying Against
2002

Box 4: 33
Amendment: H4840: Press
2001-2002

Box 4: 34
Amendment: H4840: Printed Materials
2002

Box 4: 35
Amendment: H4840: Testimony Book
2002

Box 4: 36
Amendment: H4840: Testimony Book
2002

Box 8: 3
Amicus Brief: Goodridge Case
November 2008

Box 4: 37
Bank Summarye
undated

Box 8: 4
Biographical Information: Robert G. Meadow, Founder and President of Decision Research
undated

Box 4: 38
Board of Directors: Meeting Minutes
2003-2005

Box 4: 39
Californians for Civil Marriage Survey Report
2002

Box 4: 40
Case for Giving
2003-2004

Box 4: 41
Chinese Forms: Letter to Legislator
undated

Box 4: 42
Correspondence
2002-2005

Box 4: 43
Development Plan
2005

Box 4: 44
Differentiating FTMC from MassEquality
undated

Box 4: 45
Employee Handbook
2004 Nov

Box 4: 46
Fiscal Sponsor Agreement
2004 July

Box 4: 47
Information for the 2004 GBBC Awards for Excellence
2004

Box 4: 48
Intern Proposal
2004

Box 4: 49
Intern: Supervisor Forms
undated

Box 4: 50
Legislation: H 472
1999

Box 4: 51
Legislation: H3375
undated

Box 4: 52
Legislation: H3677
2001

Box 4: 53
Legislation: S1205 and S1387 Press Release
1999

Box 4: 54
Legislation: S2048: Correspondence
2000

Box 4: 55
Legislation: S2048: Information
2000

Box 4: 56
Legislation: S2048: Lobby Day Information
2000 Mar

Box 4: 57
Legislation: S2048: Lobby Day Registration Forms
2000 Mar

Box 4: 58
Legislation: S2048: Lobby Day Reports
2000

Box 4: 59
Legislation: S2048: Lobby Day Worksheets
2000 Mar

Box 4: 60
Legislation: S2048: Press Release
2000 Mar

Box 4: 61
Legislation: S2048: Summary
undated

Box 4: 62
Legislation: Senate Domestic Partner Bill
1997

Box 4: 63
Legislative: Antonioni, Senator Robert
2002-2004

Box 4: 64
Legislative: Atkins, Representative Cory
undated

Box 4: 65
Legislative: Atsalis, Representative Demetrius J.
2002

Box 4: 66
Legislative: Augustus, Ed for Senator
undated

Box 4: 67
Legislative: Ayers, Representative Bruce
2002-2004

Box 4: 68
Legislative: Balser, Representative
undated

Box 4: 69
Legislative: Berry, Senator Frederick
2004

Box 4: 70
Legislative: Blumer, Debby for Representative
2004

Box 4: 71
Legislative: Bosley, Representative Daniel
2004

Box 4: 72
Legislative: Bradley, Representative Garrett
2002-2004

Box 4: 73
Legislative: Brewer, Senator Stephen
2002

Box 4: 74
Legislative: Broadhurst, Representative Arthur
2002-2004

Box 4: 75
Legislative: Buoniconti, Representative Stephen
2002

Box 4: 76
Legislative: Cabral, Representative Tony
2004

Box 4: 77
Legislative: Canavan, Representative Christine
2002

Box 4: 78
Legislative: Candaras, Representative Gale
2004

Box 4: 79
Legislative: Carron, Representative Mark J.
2001

Box 4: 80
Legislative: Casey, Representative Paul
2002-2004

Box 4: 81
Legislative: Chandler, Senator Harriette
2002-2004

Box 4: 82
Legislative: Ciampa, Representative Vincent
2002-2004

Box 4: 83
Legislative: Coppola, Representative Michael
2002

Box 4: 84
Legislative: Costello, Mike for Representative
undated

Box 4: 85
Legislative: Coughlin, Representative Bob
undated

Box 4: 86
Legislative: Creedon, Representative Geraldine
2002

Box 4: 87
Legislative: Creedon, Senator Robert
2004

Box 4: 88
Legislative: Creem, Senator Cynthia
2002-2004

Box 4: 89
Legislative: DeLeo, Representative Robert A.
2002-2004

Box 4: 90
Legislative: DeMarcedo, Representative Viriato
2002

Box 4: 91
Legislative: Demakis, Representative Paul C.
2002

Box 4: 92
Legislative: Donato, Representative Paul
2002

Box 4: 93
Legislative: Donovan, Representative Carol
2004

Box 4: 94
Legislative: Eldridge, Representative James
2004

Box 4: 95
Legislative: Fagan, Representative James
2002-2004

Box 4: 96
Legislative: Fallon, Representative Christopher
2002

Box 4: 97
Legislative: Falzone, Mark for Representative
undated

Box 4: 98
Legislative: Fargo, Senator Susan
2002

Box 4: 99
Legislative: Fennell, Representative Robert
2002

Box 4: 100
Legislative: Festa, Representative Mike
2002-2004

Box 4: 101
Legislative: Finegold, Representative Barry
2002

Box 4: 102
Legislative: Flynn, Representative Dave
2004

Box 4: 103
Legislative: Forry, Linda Dorcena for Representative
undated

Box 4: 104
Legislative: Fox, Representative
2004

Box 4: 105
Legislative: Fresolo, Representative John
2002

Box 4: 106
Legislative: Frost, Representative Paul
2002

Box 4: 107
Legislative: Galvin, Representative William
2002

Box 4: 108
Legislative: Garry, Representative Colleen
2002

Box 4: 109
Legislative: George, Representative Thomas
2002-2004

Box 4: 110
Legislative: Glodis, Senator Guy
2002

Box 5: 1
Legislative: Goguen, Representative Emile
2002-2005

Box 5: 2
Legislative: Golden, Representative Brian
2002-2004

Box 5: 3
Legislative: Golden, Representative Thomas
2002

Box 5: 4
Legislative: Gomes, Representative Shirley
2002-2004

Box 5: 5
Legislative: Greene, Representative
2004

Box 5: 6
Legislative: Haddad, Representative Patricia
2002

Box 5: 7
Legislative: Hall, Representative Geoffrey
2002-2004

Box 5: 8
Legislative: Hargraves, Representative Robert
2002

Box 5: 9
Legislative: Harkins, Representative Lida
2002-2004

Box 5: 10
Legislative: Hart, Senator John
2002

Box 5: 11
Legislative: Havern, Senator Robert
undated

Box 5: 12
Legislative: Hedlund, Senator Robert
2002-2004

Box 5: 13
Legislative: Hill, Representative Bradford
2002

Box 5: 14
Legislative: Hillman, Representative Reed
2002

Box 5: 15
Legislative: Honan, Representative
2004

Box 5: 16
Legislative: Hynes, Representative Frank M.
2002

Box 5: 17
Legislative: Jehlen, Representative Pat
2002-2005

Box 5: 18
Legislative: Jones, Representative Bradley
2002

Box 5: 19
Legislative: Joyce, Senator Brian
2002-2004

Box 5: 20
Legislative: Kafka, Representative
2002

Box 5: 21
Legislative: Kaprielian, Representative Rachel
2002

Box 5: 22
Legislative: Kaufman, Representative Jay
2004

Box 5: 23
Legislative: Kelly, Representative Shaun P.
2002

Box 5: 24
Legislative: Kennedy, Representative Thomas
undated

Box 5: 25
Legislative: Knapik, Senator Michael
2002-2004

Box 5: 26
Legislative: Kozcera, Representative Robert M.
2002

Box 5: 27
Legislative: Koutoujian, Representative Peter
undated

Box 5: 28
Legislative: Kujawski, Representative Paul
2002

Box 5: 29
Legislative: Kulik, Representative
2004

Box 5: 30
Legislative: L'Italien, Representative Barbara
2004

Box 5: 31
Legislative: Leary, Representative James
2002

Box 5: 32
Legislative: LeDuc, Representative Stephen P.
2002

Box 5: 33
Legislative: Lees, Senator Brian
2002-2004

Box 5: 34
Legislative: Lepper, Representative John A.
2002

Box 5: 35
Legislative: Loscocco, Representative Paul J.
2002

Box 5: 36
Legislative: Magnani, Senator David
2002-2004

Box 5: 37
Legislative: Malia, Representative Elizabeth A.
2002

Box 5: 38
Legislative: Manning, Anne for Representative
undated

Box 5: 39
Legislative: Mariano, Representative Ronald
2002-2004

Box 5: 40
Legislative: Marzilli, Representative J. James
2002-2004

Box 5: 41
Legislative: McGee, Senator Thomas
2004

Box 5: 42
Legislative: McQuilken, Angus for Senator
undated

Box 5: 43
Legislative: Melconian, Senator Linda J.
2002

Box 5: 44
Legislative: Menard, Senator Joan
2002-2004

Box 5: 45
Legislative: Montigny, Senator Mark
2004

Box 5: 46
Legislative: Moore, Senator Richard T.
2002

Box 5: 47
Legislative: Morrissey, Senator Michael
2002-2004

Box 5: 48
Legislative: Murphy, Representative Charles
2002

Box 5: 49
Legislative: Murphy, Representative James M.
undated

Box 5: 50
Legislative: Murphy, Representative Kevin J.
2002-2004

Box 5: 51
Legislative: Murray, Senator Therese
2002-2004

Box 5: 52
Legislative: Naughton, Representative Harold P.
2004

Box 5: 53
Legislative: Nuciforo, Senator Andrea
2002-2004

Box 5: 54
Legislative: Nyman, Representative Robert J.
2004

Box 5: 55
Legislative: O'Flaherty, Representative Eugene L.
2002

Box 5: 56
Legislative: O'Leary, Senator Robert
2002

Box 5: 57
Legislative: Owens-Hicks, Representative Shirley
2002

Box 5: 58
Legislative: Palacios-Boyce, Monica for Representative
undated

Box 5: 59
Legislative: Panagiotakos, Senator Steven
2002

Box 5: 60
Legislative: Parente, Representative Marie
2002

Box 5: 61
Legislative: Patrick, Representative Matt
2002-2004

Box 5: 62
Legislative: Paulsen, Representative Anne M.
2002-2004

Box 5: 63
Legislative: Pedone, Representative Vincent
2002-2004

Box 5: 64
Legislative: Perry, Representative Jeff
undated

Box 5: 65
Legislative: Peterson, Representative Douglas
2002-2004

Box 5: 66
Legislative: Petrolati, Representative Thomas M.
undated

Box 5: 67
Legislative: Petruccelli, Representative Anthony
2002

Box 5: 68
Legislative: Pignatelli, Presentative Smitty
undated

Box 5: 69
Legislative: Polito, Representative Karyn
2002

Box 5: 70
Legislative: Pope, Representative Susan
2002-2004

Box 5: 71
Legislative: Purinton, Representative Tim
undated

Box 5: 72
Legislative: Reinstein, Representative Kathi-Anne
undated

Box 5: 73
Legislative: Resor, Senator Pamela
2002-2004

Box 5: 74
Legislative: Rivera, Representative Cheryl A.
2004

Box 5: 75
Legislative: Rodrigues, Representative Michael J.
2002-2004

Box 5: 76
Legislative: Rogeness, Representative Mary S.
2002

Box 5: 77
Legislative: Rogers, Representative John H.
2002

Box 5: 78
Legislative: Rosenberg, Senator Stanley
2002-2004

Box 5: 79
Legislative: Ruane, Representative Michael J.
2002-2004

Box 5: 80
Legislative: Rush, Representative Mike
undated

Box 5: 81
Legislative: Rushing, Representative Byron
2002

Box 5: 82
Legislative: Sanchez, Representative Jeff
2004

Box 5: 83
Legislative: Scaccia, Representative Angelo
2002

Box 5: 84
Legislative: Scibeck, Representative John
undated

Box 5: 85
Legislative: Sciortino, Carl for Representative
undated

Box 5: 86
Legislative: Shannon, Senator Charles
2002-2004

Box 5: 87
Legislative: Sheehan, Ken for State Representative
undated

Box 5: 88
Legislative: Smizik, Representative Frank Israel
2004

Box 5: 89
Legislative: Speliotis, Ted for Representative
undated

Box 5: 90
Legislative: Spellane, Representative Robert
2002

Box 5: 91
Legislative: Speranzo, Christopher for Representative
undated

Box 5: 92
Legislative: Spiliotis, Representative Joyce
2004

Box 5: 93
Legislative: Spilka, Representative Karen
2002-2004

Box 5: 94
Legislative: Sprague, Senator JoAnn
2002

Box 5: 95
Legislative: Stanley, Harriet for Representative
undated

Box 5: 96
Legislative: Stanley, Representative Thomas
2002-2004

Box 5: 97
Legislative: St. Fleur, Representative Marie
undated

Box 5: 98
Legislative: Story, Representative Ellen
2002-2004

Box 5: 99
Legislative: Straus, Representative William
2002

Box 5: 100
Legislative: Swan, Representative Benjamin
2002-2004

Box 5: 101
Legislative: Tarr, Senator Bruce
2002-2004

Box 5: 102
Legislative: Tavaglini, Senator Robert E.
2002

Box 5: 103
Legislative: Teahan, Representative Kathleen
2002

Box 5: 104
Legislative: Thomas, John for Representative
undated

Box 5: 105
Legislative: Timilty, Representative Walter
2002-2004

Box 5: 106
Legislative: Tisei, Senator Richard
2002

Box 5: 107
Legislative: Tolman, Senator Steven
2004

Box 5: 108
Legislative: Toomey, Representative Timothy
2002-2004

Box 5: 109
Legislative: Torrisi, David for Representative
undated

Box 5: 110
Legislative: Tucker, Senator Susan
2002

Box 5: 111
Legislative: Turner, Cleon for Representative
undated

Box 5: 112
Legislative: Vallee, Representative James E.
2002-2004

Box 5: 113
Legislative: Verga, Representative Anthony
2002

Box 5: 114
Legislative: Wallace, Representative Brian
2004

Box 5: 115
Legislative: Walrath, Representative Patricia
2002

Box 5: 116
Legislative: Walsh, Senator Marian
2002-2004

Box 5: 117
Legislative: Walsh, Representative Martin
2002-2004

Box 5: 118
Legislative: Webster, Representative Daniel
2004

Box 5: 119
Legislative: Wilkerson, Senator Dianne
2002

Box 5: 120
Legislative: Wolf, Representative Alice
2002

Box 5: 121
"Marriage 2004": Event Planning
2004 May

Box 5: 122
Massachusetts Statewide Survey Report
2003

Box 5: 123
Massachusetts Survey Report
undated

Box 5: 124
Massachusetts Survery Report
2005

Box 5: 125
Meeting Minutes
2001-2003

Box 5: 126
Member Packet
2004

Box 5: 127
Membership Forms
undated

Box 5: 128
New England Law Review: "Can Same-Sex Marriages Coexsit with Religion?"
2004

Box 5: 129
Petition to Protect Civil Marriages
2003

Box 5: 130
Policy Brief
undated

Box 5: 131
Polling: Summary Memos
2003-2005

Box 5: 132
Press Release
1999-2003

Box 5: 133
Pride Day: Planning Materials
2002

Box 5: 134
Printed Material: 10th Annual Freedom to Marry Week Observance
2007 Feb

Box 5: 135
Printed Materials: General
undated

Box 5: 136
Printed Materials: Love is in the Air
2000-2002

Box 5: 137
Printed Material: Love is in the Air
2003-2004

Box 5: 138
Printed Material: Some Like it Hot! Benefit
2003

Box 5: 139
Printed Materials: Speaker's Training
2003

Box 5: 140
Printed Materials: Valentine Gala
2005

Box 5: 141
Religious Coalition: Lobby Day
2004

Box 5: 142
Religious Coalition: Signatures of Support
2003

Box 5: 143
Schedule: Grassroots Leadership Summit
2004 Oct

Box 5: 144
Schedule: We the People Youth Summit
2004 Oct

Box 5: 145
Signatures of Support
undated

Box 5: 146
Strategic Planning Overview
2003-2004

Box 5: 147
Summer of Equality Challenge (Draft)
undated

Box 5: 148
Synopsis of Supreme Judicial Court
undated

Box 5: 149
US Congressional Support of Same-Sex Marriage in Massachusetts
2002 July

Box 5: 150
Vermont Civil Union Bill
2000 Mar

Box 5: 151
Voting Records of Representatives and Senators
2005

Box 5: 152
Series 3. Publications and Printed Materials
1987-2007

Press
undated

Box 5: 153
Press
1990

Box 5: 154
Press
1999

Box 5: 155
Press
2000

Box 5: 156
Press
2000

Box 5: 157
Press
2001

Box 5: 158
Press
2002

Box 6: 1
Press
2003

Box 6: 2
Press
2003

Box 6: 3
Press
2004

Box 6: 4
Press
2004

Box 6: 5
Press
2004 Feb

Box 6: 6
Press
2004 Feb

Box 6: 7
Press
2004 Feb

Box 6: 8
Press
2004 Mar

Box 6: 9
Press
2004 Mar

Box 6: 10
Press
2004 Mar

Box 6: 11
Press
2004 Apr

Box 6: 12
Press
2004 Apr

Box 6: 13
Press
2004 May

Box 6: 14
Press
2004 May

Box 6: 15
Press
2004 May

Box 6: 16
Press
2004 May

Box 6: 17
Press
2005

Box 6: 18
Press
2005

Box 6: 19
Press
2005

Box 6: 20
Press
2006

Box 6: 21
Press
2007

Box 6: 22
Press
2008

Box 6: 23
Press: The Advocate
2005-2006

Box 6: 24
Press: The Advocate
2004-2005

Box 6: 25
Printed Materials: General
undated

Box 6: 26
Printed Materials: General
2000-2003

Box 6: 27
Printed Matierals: General
2004

Box 6: 28
Printed Materials: General
2005

Box 6: 29
Printed Materials: General
2006

Box 6: 30
Printed Materials: General
2007

Box 6: 31
Printed Materials: Gill Action Report
2006

Box 6: 32
Printed Mateials: Gill Foundation
2005

Box 6: 33
Printed Materials: GLAD Publication
2001

Box 7: 3
Printed Materials: Love is in the Air Gala
2004

Box 7: 4
Printed Materials: NOW Resolution
1987-1988

Box 8: 5
Printed Material: People of Faith Testimony
2006

Box 8: 6
Printed Materials: Publications
2004-2008

Box 8: 7
Bay Windows
2002, 2003-2004

Box 10
Bay Windows
2005-2006

Box 11
Bay Windows
2007-2009

Box 12
In Newsweekly
2002 July 24

Box 13
In Newsweekly
2004-2005

Box 13
In Newsweekly
2006-2007

Box 14
Boston Globe
2003 Dec 1

Box 14
Boston Globe
2004 Feb 5

Box 14
Boston Globe
2004 Mar 12

Box 14
Boston Globe
2004 May 17

Box 14
Boston Globe
2004 May 18

Box 14
Boston Globe
2004 July 30

Box 14
Boston Sunday Herald
2003 Nov 23

Box 14
Metro
2004 May 17

Box 14
Metro
2004 May 18

Box 14
Metro
2004 July 30-Aug 1

Box 14
Metro
2005 May 16

Box 14
Metro
2005 May 18

Box 14
Metro
2006 July 11

Box 14
Lexington Minutemen
2003 May 5

Box 14
Golden Rainbow Times
2009 May

Box 14
Jamaica Plain Gazette
2009 May 15

Box 14
Boston Globe
2005 May 18

Box 14
Boston Globe
2005 Sept 15

Box 14
Boston Globe
2005 Nov 10

Box 14
Metro
2007 June 15-17

Box 14
Newsweek
2003 July 7

Box 8: 8
Series 4. Ephemera
2002-2007

Audiocassette: "Homosexual Agenda in Massachusetts Schools"
undated

Box 16
Award
2003 Apr

Box 18

Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association.

Award
2003 June

Box 18

Pride Interfaith Coalition.

Award
2004

Box 15

GBBC Awards for Excellence 2004 Service to the Community Award to Freedom to Marry Coalition of Massachusetts.

Award
2007

Box 15

Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry honors The Freedom to Marry Coalition.

Bags: Boston Pride
2004
3 copies
Box 18
Bags: "Protect Equal Marriage"
2006 July

Box 18
Ball
undated

Box 15
Balloon: "It's Wrong to Vote on Rights"
undated

Box 17
Banner: "No Discrimination"
undated

Box 15
Banner: "We the People Support Equality"
undated

Box 15

Contains signatures of supporters.

Bowl: Freedom to Marry Coalition
2002 May 11

Box 15

Inscribed: "Honoring the Freedom to Marry Coalition with appreciation, Greater Boston PFLAG, May 11, 2001. 'We are Family'."

Bumper Stickers: Freedom to Marry Coalition
undated
8 copies
Box 16
Buttons: "Defend Equal Marriage Rights:
undated
2 copies
Box 17
Buttons: I Do Support MassEquality
undated

Box 16
Buttons: Just (waiting to get) Married
undated
2 copies
Box 17
Buttons: Marriage Equality Coalition
undated

Box 17
Buttons: MassEquality Presents the Gayla
undated

Box 17
Buttons: "Only My Government Doesn't Know I'm Married"
undated
10 copies
Box 17
Calendar: Freedom to Marry Coalition
2003-2004
3 copies
Box 16

180 Day Countdown to Marriage.

Decal
undated

Box 17
DVD: "Better Angels"
undated
7 copies
Box 16
DVD: "MassEquality Education Fund Media Launch"
2007 May

Box 16
DVD: "Rampant Signature Abuse on Anti-gay Marriage Petition"
undated
2 copies
Box 16

Fox 25 Undercover, Sunday, Novemember 6th.

DVD: "Saving Marriage: Get Ready"
undated
6 copies
Box 16
DVD: "Thank You, Massachusetts"
undated

Box 16
DVD: "Will You Marry Me?"
undated

Box 16
Flags, Rainbow
undated
2 copies
Box 15
Frisbee
undated

Box 15
Hats
undated
2 copies
Box 15
Keychain
undated

Box 17
Magnets: "equalmarriage.org"
undated
13 copies
Box 17
Magnets: "It's Wrong to Vote on Rights"
undated
2 copies
Box 17
Magnets: "Protecting Marriage Equality"
undated
17 copies
Box 17
Mug: Freedom to Marry Coalition
undated

Box 15
Nametags
undated

Box 17
Napkins, Cocktail: second anniversary
2006 May 17
2 copies
Box 17
Pens
undated
5 copies
Box 17
Playing cards: "And Marriage for All"
undated
5 copies
Box 17
Posters: "Equal Marriage Rights Now!"
undated

Box 18
Posters: "It's Wrong to Vote on Rights"
undated
2 copies
Box 18
Posters: "People of Faith Support Marriage Equality"
undated
12 copies
Box 18
Posters: "Weymouth Leaders for Equality"
ca. 2007
2 copies
Box 18
Stickers: Campaign for Equlaity
undated

Box 17
Stickers: "It's the Law"
undated

Box 17
Stickers: "LGBT 4Kerry.com"
undated
2 copies
Box 17
Stickers: Marriage is a Fundamental Human Right
undated
2 copies
Box 17
Stickers: No Discrimination in the Constitution
undated
7 copies
Box 17
Stickers: Protect Marriage Equality: Support MassEquality
undated
13 copies
Box 17
Stickers: Re-Elect Carl Sciortino
undated

Box 17
Stickers: Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry
undated
8 copies
Box 17
Stickers: "www.MassEqulaity.org"
undated
14 copies
Box 17
Temporary tattoos
undated

Box 17
T-shirts
ca. 2005
6 copies
Box 15
Videotape: "Committed"
2004 Mar 3
3 copies
Box 16
Videotape: "Same Sex Marriage: Truths and Consequences"
undated

Box 16
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Provenance

Acquired from MassEquality, 2009.

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Processed by Laura McNulty, 2012.

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Cite as: MassEquality Records (MS 674). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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