Student-driven national marriage boycott wins $10,000

A student-run movement to repeal DOMA just won $10,000 to further its efforts.

The National Marriage Boycott, a student-led movement dedicated to repealing the Defense Against of Marriage Act, just won $10,000 from for having the best small business idea in August.

Kenzie Seal, Stanford University undergraduate and CFO of the National Marriage Boycott, said the money will go toward campus outreach and LGBTQ events around the country.

“The money will enable us to accelerate our growth. Today we are in ten states. In a year we plan to be in every state, demonstrating that Americans care about equal rights regardless of where you live or whom you love,” Sarah Masimore, the organization’s Chief Operating Officer said.

The boycott includes a pledge to boycott marriage until DOMA is repealed (“We won’t, until we all can”). The organization also sells $10 stainless steel Equality Rings for allies to show their commitment. People who are already married can replace their wedding rings with the Equality Ring in solidarity.

“We wanted to create a movement that enabled straight people to show their support for LGBT rights, and we wanted this movement to have the capacity to rapidly expand in a financially sustainable way. The rings allow us to finance our expansion, while creating a recognizable symbol for our cause,” co-director Laura Wadden said.

For more information about the National Marriage Boycott, go here

To sign the pledge, go here

— Theresa Bruskin

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