Rea Carey, the executive director of the Task Force, says there is more to LGBT rights than just marriage.

In a videotaped interview, Carey discussed the two cases related to gay marriage currently before the Supreme Court.

“There's a lot riding on these cases,” Carey said, “and yet we know the day after the ruling comes down we're going to have to roll up our sleeves and get to work.”

“Part of it's about our basic humanity. I want to be seen. I want my marriage to be seen. I want to be valued by this country in the same way that my straight friends are. But there's also a lot of issues around economic security at stake here. Social security; the ability to sponsor your partner if they're not a United States citizen. So many of the benefits – we talk about the over 1,100 benefits that come with being married in this country federally.”

“I'm hopeful, actually, on both cases, but we don't know what's in [the justice's] hearts and minds.”

“There are a lot of issues that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people that simply aren't addressed through marriage equality.”

Carey cited workplace discrimination as one of those issues. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)