Family Marriage Equality

The Foundation for Family and Marriage Equality

The Foundation for Family and Marriage Equality is the Houston social justice organization committed to equality for families headed by GLBT couples. These families do not receive the same legal protections for themselves and their children as do other families. Our efforts culminate each year during National Freedom to Marry Week. We organize demonstrations, educational seminars, and Texas’ largest same-sex wedding celebration! All of our events receive state and national attention, showing real people in real relationships that are honored by our friends, families, communities, and our many diverse faith traditions. Our government does not recognize our relationships or our rights. We will continue our efforts until all GLBT people are allowed to love freely, protect their families, and share the same civil rights, protections and dignity afforded by marriage.

There are many ways to learn more about upcoming activities: explore this website, email us, or join the Family and Marriage Equality Yahoo group.

The Foundation for Family and Marriage Equality was organized in 2002 to promote equality for families headed by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer couples. These families do not receive the same legal protections for themselves and their children as do other families. Our mission is to:

  • provide education on GLBTQ marriage and family issues and
  • organize public demonstrations to create higher visibility for this cause.

The culmination of each year’s events is during National Freedom to Marry Week. The week is scheduled between President Lincoln’s birthday and Valentine’s Day to join the concepts of love and equality. National Freedom to Marry Day is on February 12 every year. For more information on the specific events scheduled for this year, please visit our calendar.