Marriage equality advocates in Oklahoma on Tuesday launched an awareness campaign.

Supporters gathered at the state Capitol to launch Freedom Oklahoma.

“We must remember that freedom means freedom for everyone,” said Troy Stevenson, executive director of The Equality Network. “As long as Oklahomans are denied the dignity and the freedom of marriage, as long as they are fired from their jobs for just being who they are and living open and honest lives, we will continue to fight to make sure that these voices are heard and to make sure that we all remember equality is not a question of if, but a question of when, and we plan to make sure that happens sooner rather than later.”

The campaign's launch comes as a federal appeals court in Denver prepares to hear arguments in the state's appeal to a lower court's ruling striking down Oklahoman's ban on gay marriage. Oral arguments will be presented on April 17, seven days after the court hears a similar appeal out of Utah.

Similar educational campaigns have been launched in several states.