Editors/ LezGetReal Feb 13-2011.
SAN FRANCISCO -Join Marriage Equality USA, Get Equal, California Faith for Equality and others as we engage in the annual national marriage counter action! Join and support same-sex couples asking for marriage licenses to render visible the government’s discriminatory law and to share our stories!
Join us on the steps of San Francisco City Hall at 11 a.m. on Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14, 2011 to hear from the East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus and… speakers and then join us at the marriage counter. This is one of many events being held across the nation to “Request Marriage”.
Thank you for your willingness to take personal action in support of marriage equality for same-sex couples. You are joining an annual Marriage Equality USA (www.marriageequality.org) tradition which “marries” Valentine’s Day’s focus on love and commitment with February’s Freedom to Marry month activities intended to raise awareness and educate the public on the importance of securing marriage equality for same-sex couples and their families. This year we are partnering with GET EQUAL (www.getequal.org), California Faith for Equality, Coalition of Welcoming Congregations and other grassroots leaders around the country.
EAST LOS ANGELES – Join us for a Valentine’s Day celebration of LGBT love/action to call attention to the way the law doesn’t treat all love fairly.
On Valentine’s Day, February 14th, at 11:30am we’ll convene at the East Los Angeles wedding license counter (near the intersection of the 710 and 60 freeways). LGBTQ couples will ask for a marriage license and, when turned away, will have the opportunity to commit to one another in front of clergy or lay leaders. We’ll ask them to tell their stories of love and commitment to the press to help us make the case for marriage equality.
If you or a couple you know is already married, that’s a great story, too!
This action is co-sponsored by Marriage Equality USA, CA Faith for Equality, GetEqual, Latino Equality Alliance, API Equality, Stonewall Democratic Club of LA, The Center Long Beach, Love Honor Cherish, and potentially Honor Pac, Gloria Molina’s office, Jordan Rustin Coalition, and more.