Lambda Legal unveils marriage equality ads on CTA Red Line

Fri. March 28, 2014 10:24 AM by News Staff

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Chicago, IL - Lambda Legal, one of the groups instrumental in the battle for the freedom to marry in Illinois, has unveiled marriage victory ads on the CTA Red line, making Chicago the site of the national organization's first transit ad campaign.

"This is a celebration campaign," said Jim Bennett, Regional Director for the Midwest Regional Office of Lambda Legal. "We're very happy to have our plaintiff couples as the faces of a campaign on the CTA Red line, a great place to be seen by our community. The people who text to get the Love Unites US bag will also be sent our marriage FAQ and as always we are here to help if the need arises. Lambda Legal has been fighting for equality for a long time, and we want to share the excitement. We all did this together - these ads are full of joy."

The campaign bears the slogan,"You make your life, we make it legal." The ads also feature Lambda Legal marriage plaintiffs Lakeesha Harris and Janean Watkins from Chicago and Timothy Rice and Don Julian of Alto Pass, Illinois as well as the organization's Board co-chair, Karen Dixon and her spouse Nan Schaffer formerly of Chicago.

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of LGBT civil rights. The Midwest Regional Office opened in Chicago in June 1993. 

The marriage victory ads will run through April 15.