Marty Rouse

Human Rights Campaign

National Field Director


As National Field Director, Marty Rouse is tasked with mobilizing the Human Rights Campaign’s more than one and a half million members and supporters to effect change at the federal, state, and local level.

Currently, Marty along with his Field team are focusing on working to defeat the onslaught of anti-LGBT bills in Texas including SB6, which is the Texas version of North Carolina’s HB2 bathroom bill.

Over the past years, Marty and his team of field organizers have been on-the-ground in some capacity in each of our 50 states, mobilizing support for marriage equality, the repeal of our military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, passing local and state non-discrimination protections and fighting back against anti-LGBT legislation.

Last election Marty oversaw HRC’s largest election mobilization in HRC’s history, with over 100 HRC staff deployed in a dozen states.

Marty’s team fought back against the marriage equality backlash, fighting back against over 100 state anti-LGBT bills that were introduced in 29 states. With the results of the last year’s elections, HRC is facing an even greater onslaught of anti-LGBT bills in the states in 2017.

Before joining HRC in 2006, Marty led MassEquality, the statewide group in Massachusetts that successfully defended marriage equality, making Massachusetts the first marriage equality state in our country.

Marty lives in Maryland with his two sons, Sasha and David, who are growing too quickly.

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