Same Love, Same Rights® is a sister campaign of RainbowWeddingNetwork.com and was launched in 2004 in response to the Federal Marriage Amendment Act. Originally, SLSR was created as a means to raise additional donations for nonprofit groups working toward marriage equality as well as provide a renewed sense of cohesiveness within the LGBT American Minority.
Founders Marianne Puechl & Cindy Sproul extended this vision to include a higher degree of activism at their company's ongoing tour of Gay and Lesbian Wedding Expos, to create an ever-strengthening bridge between the gay & lesbian community, business professionals, nonprofits, and advocates to stand together in policies of tolerance and acceptance. Believing that equal rights truly are attainable, Sproul & Puechl wished to provide a grassroots format in which ideas and resources can be successfully exchanged among individuals all across the nation.
Puechl and Sproul married in 2000, and again in a legally recognized ceremony in California in 2008, and have worked in the LGBT wedding industry for over a decade. Founders of www.RainbowWeddingNetwork.com, their company has grown to provide the most extensive resources for Gay and Lesbian couples who are planning ceremonies, honeymoons, or creating a home together.