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Empowering you to use nonviolent communication techniques to engage others effectively on the sensitive issue of marriage equality.

The Marriage Equality project empowers you to use nonviolent communication to engage others effectively on the sensitive sensitive issue of marriage equality, namely California Proposition 8, Arizona Proposition 101, Florida Amendment 2 and the Arkansas Adoption Act.

The Marriage Equality Project is the first campaign of Engage to End Discrimination. Please join Engage to End Discrimination on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38743646332

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Bay Area Nonviolent Communication Resources --

Articles: http://baynvc.org/articles.php/

Reference: http://baynvc.org/reference.php/

Wikipedia Definition -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-violent_communication

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Harvard's Project Implicit: Know your own bias! This "Implicit Association Test" requires the ability to distinguish words and symbols representing gay and straight people. This test often reveals an automatic preference for straight relative to gay people:

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/Launch?study=/user/education/sexuality/sexuality.expt.xml

Other Implicit Association Tests: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/demo/selectatest.html

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Share your stories of discrimination!

I'm looking to collect your stories of discrimination. I want to use these stories as examples to be used when engaging on discrimination, as well as to be posted on the the yet-to-be-created Engage website (End-Discrimination.org).

Have you ever tried to engage someone about marriage equality and discrimination? I'm not only looking for stories where you "got through." I'm also looking for stories where the engagement ended in mutual disagreement or even frustration.

Have you (or anyone you know) been adversely affected by marriage inequality in America? There are many structural disadvantages if you cannot enter into a marriage with your spouse: in property transactions, custody issues, insurance coverage, medical visitation and in many other facets of life. I want to hear your stories!

If you will submit your story, please email it to: [email protected]
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Look forward very soon to material you can use to help yourself engage those who hold discriminatory beliefs on marriage equality....to be available on end-discrimination.org.

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1. The tyranny of the majority can never infringe on the civil rights of a minority.

2. Marriage equality is not different than any other rights issue hard fought for in the last 200 years of American history.

3. Heated confrontations between activists and opponents of marriage equality are not a constructive form of engagement.

4. Those who hold discriminatory beliefs on marriage equality must be engaged on a personal level, nonconfrontationally.