Gay Marriage Advocates Launch ‘War Room’
The Human Rights Campaign is setting up the effort to support Americans for Marriage Equality — a group that will aim to build on the efforts of the gay rights community following the United States Supreme Court rulings on the issue last year.
Adding a bipartisan dimension to the effort at a time when a number of establishment Republicans are moving to back gay marriage, the war room will be led by SKDKnickerbocker’s Olivia Alair on the Democratic-leaning side, and Brian Jones, the former Republican National Committee official and Mitt Romney adviser, of Black Rock Group.
“Our nation is at a turning point, and while a growing bipartisan majority of Americans believe that everyone should be able to marry the person they love, we still have crucial battles ahead to ensure marriage equality becomes the law of the land in all 50 states,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in a statement.
“That’s why we are launching a new communications operation to promote marriage equality: to lift up every voice and every ally in this fight. HRC will bring the best minds from across the nation together and provide every resource we can to end discrimination against loving gay couples once and for all. We will also launch resources to help keep lawmakers, legal experts, and news media informed about developments across the nation,” Griffin said.