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Rally for Marriage Equality - Sunday at 1pm

Sunday, March 24, 2013, 01:00pm
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From the event organizers' press release:

 

On Sunday, March 24, marriage equality supporters will march from the historic Stonewall Inn to Washington Square Park to express support and solidarity with those who fight for marriage equality across the country, and especially before the Supreme Court. At Washington Square Park, supporters will rally for freedom for everyone—including our gay and lesbian family members, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. The rally will feature flag dancers, singers, and speeches.

 

Where & When: Sunday, March 24

The march commences at the Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher Street at 7th Avenue) at 1:00 PM

Rally in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village at 2:00 PM

 

Who

  • US Representative Jerrold Nadler
  • Titus Burgess – 30 Rock, Broadway and singing
  • NY State Assembly member Danny O'Donnell
  • Plus several others

 

Why: On March 26 and 27, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on two cases related to the right to marry. These two cases – which concern the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 – are fundamentally about whether gay and lesbian Americans can enjoy the same freedoms and opportunities as everyone else.

 

The so-called federal "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA) unfairly denies federal protections—like Social Security, veterans’ benefits, health insurance and retirement savings—to committed same-sex couples who are legally married in their own states. Proposition 8 was found unconstitutional by the Federal District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals because it violates our nation’s fundamental concepts of liberty and equal treatment under the law.

 

A bipartisan majority of Americans support marriage equality – 75 percent of voters say the freedom to marry the person you love is a Constitutional right entitled to all Americans. Loving, committed, same-sex couples want to marry for the same reasons as straight couples: to share their hopes and dreams, be there for one another in good times and bad, and find that special someone to grow old with.

 

For More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/485046544889738/

 

Rally for Marriage - Justice for All is a collaboration of Chelsea/West Village for Change, Downtown East for Obama, The Anti-Violence Project, The Stonewall Inn, Lambda Legal, Empire State Pride Agenda, Marriage Equality USA, Gay Men's Health Crisis, LGBT Community Center, GLAAD, New York State Young Democrats, Imperial Court of New York, Unitarian Universalist UN Office, Tribeca for Change, Swish, Stonewall Democrats of New York City, Queen Pride Center, NYU Law Democrats, NYC for Action, Montclair State University LGBT Center, Manhattan Young Democrats, Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens, Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Heritage of Pride, Greater NYC for Change, Equality Beyond Gender, Henrietta Hudson, Middle Collegiate Church, Dignity/New York, Democratic Leadership for the 21st century, Democracy for New York City, Democracy for America, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, Camp Highlight, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, Bronx LGBTQ Center, AM 1600 WWRL, and the Global Gender and Sexuality Project at The New School.

 

 

 

 

 

Location : Starts at the Stonewall Inn - 53 Christopher Street, NYC
Contact : Maria Mahl: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ross Murray ross This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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