A prominent gay couple is now taking their colorful campaign in support of same-sex marriage -- and President Obama's re-election -- on the road.
Luke Montgomery and Eduardo Cisneros, who launched the independent "Legalize Love" campaign earlier this year, have now covered their Volkswagen Beetle in over 1,000 "Legalize Love" bumper stickers in an effort to highlight Obama's support of marriage equality, as well as to encourage discussion of same-sex marriage. The Los Angeles-based couple are setting out on a 2,400-mile, cross-country journey that will take them to Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington -- all states where same-sex marriage measures will appear on respective ballots this November, as The Four 2012 points out.
“These are blue states that are voting for Obama and the ‘Legalize Love Bug’ will help make sure that the President’s support for equal marriage is heard loud and clear so they also vote for equality,” Cisneros said in an email statement. “Because of a tight national race, the president might not be able to hammer home his support for gay marriage so we are stepping in to make sure that message gets out no matter what.”
Not surprisingly, Cisneros and Montgomery say they've encountered their share of conservative opposition while out on the road so far, and have reportedly been threatened and called "faggots." But they remain driven to continue by the supportive voices that have come forward.
After praising Obama as a "game-changer" on LGBT issues, Montgomery noted, "For us this isn’t politics, it’s personal. We want the right to get married like anybody else.”
Take a look at a recent poll on LGBT voters below: