The Supreme Court is expected to rule in challenges to state and federal laws that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman sometime this week. Below is a list of ways that you can prepare for the Court’s decisions.
Ahead of the Supreme Court’s decisions:
- Get equipped on the marriage message. Download a free copy of What You Need to Know About Marriage and share the online booklet via Twitter, Facebook, and other social media. Read the “5 Things You Need To Know About the Supreme Court’s Marriage Cases.”
- Share the message on social media and other platforms. Explain what marriage is, why it matters to public policy, and the consequences of redefining it. The Court should uphold Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, respecting the constitutional authority of the American people and our elected representatives to determine marriage policy. We should continue to stand up for marriage as the union of one man and one woman because of the reality that children need a mom and a dad.
On decision day:
- Learn about the decision. Heritage will have a response to the Court’s decision right here on The Foundry. Alliance Defending Freedom will be at the Supreme Court on the day of the decision and will have an easy-to-understand legal analysis of the Court’s opinion on their website within 90 minutes.
- Tweet. Be sure to use the hashtag #1m1w (“one man, one woman”) on social media.
- Remind people that the debate over marriage will continue. Regardless of the Court’s decisions, the debate will continue, and we should continue to uphold the truth of marriage as the union of a man and a woman in the interest of children and limited government. The American people and our elected officials should be free to make marriage policy. Courts should not stop the debate about marriage policy currently underway through the democratic process.
After the Court’s decision:
- Stay tuned for further analysis. Among others, The Heritage Foundation, Alliance Defending Freedom, the National Organization for Marriage, and the Family Research Council will have ongoing analysis of the Court’s opinions in the hours and days following the decision. Check back frequently to stay up-to-date on how the Court’s decisions will affect Americans.
- Continue to tell the truth about marriage. Create and share graphics that express the truth about marriage. Continue to explain in constituent and supporter e-mails, press releases, and op-eds why we should uphold marriage as between a man and a woman.