Frequently Answered Questions

Q: Why bother doing this?
A: How cool would it be if every supporter of marriage equality suddenly advertised their support with a wedding band on their right hand? It would make it impossible to ignore the level of support for this issue. What if celebrities started flashing their (ringed) right hand in front of the camera every time their photo was taken? What we propose is a small but simple symbol of protest, that's readily observed by anyone. Join the movement and show your support!

Q: Why a ring?
A: Because it's way better than a slogan on a t-shirt! What better symbol of protest for this issue than our culture's most common symbol of marriage? Married people wear it every day. Now you can use it to protest that the right it symbolizes is denied to millions of Americans.

Q: What if I'm not married, and/or I don't have a wedding ring?
A: If you feel strongly about marriage equality, then we suggest that you just buy an inexpensive titanium or stainless steel ring. They can be had for $5-30 from numerous online outlets. Or even if you can't directly participate yourself, you can still encourage others to take part by blogging/tweeting/posting and spreading the word.

Q: What if my ring doesn't fit on my right hand?
A: You've got some options -- see the answer to the question right before this one.

Q: But if I do this, won't some people mistake me for being single?
A: If they do, then that's just a good excuse to start a potentially productive conversation with them! Explain what's really going on, and educate another person on the cause.

Q: My ring feels weird on that hand!
A: Yup, it does! But you'll get used to it, just like you got used to wearing a ring to begin with.

Q: Doesn't this trivialize my ring as a symbol of my marriage?
A: We don't think so. Plus, don't forget that every meaningful form of protest involves at least some measure of sacrifice. The government is already doing far more to trivialize marriage, by preventing people from marrying the person of their choice.

Q: But don't some people consider same-sex marriage to be immoral?
A: Some people do. But morals are subjective and vary from person to person. Therefore, not all morals should be law. If they were, then all of the following would be illegal: drinking alcohol, eating shellfish, eating pork, dating before marriage, bank loans, credit cards, driving on Sundays, cutting your hair... the list goes on and on. It shouldn't be up to the government to legislate morality. That's not how a free society is supposed to work.