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AMPA Rainbow Railroad


The American Military Partner Association is proud to present our newest project:

The AMPA Rainbow Railroad!

Access to many vital military benefits and support is only available through a legal marriage. Because not all of our same-sex military couples are stationed in a state that guarantees them the same rights, protections, and responsibilities as their heterosexual counterparts through marriage, we understand the extraordinary expense required of our members to travel to a marriage equality state in order to get married and gain access to military benefits, especially for our members located in remote locations.

AMPA members and supporters across the country have volunteered to open up their homes and host other AMPA members on their journey to marriage equality states to get married, helping them limit costly expenses. It’s our own aboveground rainbow railroad to marriage equality states!

Click on each highlighted marriage equality state for more information on marriage in that state. Click on the markers for details on the host families and a link to their Facebook profile in order to contact them. If you are unable to reach the host family, email us at

Do you want to open your home to an AMPA couple traveling to get married? Send us a message on Facebook and request to be added.

New homes to be added soon!