Same-Sex Marriage Rights
by SF Pride

 

On May 26, the California Supreme Court announced its decision to uphold  Proposition 8, which amended the state Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry.

While the Court defended the existing 18,000+ same-sex marriages that took place prior to Prop 8's passage, legal discrimination now stands.

This is why we must gather together this year at Pride on June 27-28, 2009, to express our collective protest. Prop 8 and discrimination cannot be permitted to stand!


The Rights We've Lost

To read the text of the California Supreme Court's decision regarding same-sex marriage, click here.
 

Our Unions: LGBT Couples for Marriage Equality


Click here to see the photo gallery.

 

ACTION: Same-Sex Sundays on Twitter
Here's a novel concept: participating in online communities to demonstrate support for same-sex marriage rights.  Twitter is an online social network that allows you to keep track of your friends through short status message updates. 

Well same-sex marriage activists have started taking to Twitter on Sundays to show support for same-sex marriage.  By typing, '#samesexsunday,' into your message, you can highlight people, organizations, or causes that work toward LGBT equality. 

  Example: support love and gender expression in all their diverse forms #samesexsunday  

And, every time a Twitter user publishes #samesexsunday it raises the status of this phrase as a search term on Twitter meaning more people can search, find, and see your message about marriage equality.

@SFPride

Same-Sex Sundays on Twitter @SFPride
e-Pride Action: Take a stand for equality by tweeting #samesexsunday every Sunday

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ACTION: Meet in the Middle 4 Equality

 
   

Saturday, May 30 at 1:00 p.m.
City Hall, Fresno, CA

Rally for national LGBT equality the first Saturday AFTER the California Supreme Court issues its rulings on the Proposition 8 cases. Meet on the steps of City Hall in downtown Fresno at 1:00 PM.

Why Fresno? The battle for equality has to be fought in towns like Fresno, CA — not only in gay-friendly cities. California's Central Valley population is reflective of national attitudes towards LGBT Equality and until we engage the communities of "middle-America", we will not gain the full equality we deserve.

For more information: http://meetinthemiddle4equality.com/