Monday, January 5, 2009

Upcoming gay rights events


Nationwide rally in protest of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act).

DOMA was passed by the Federal Government in 1996, and states

  1. No state need treat a relationship between persons of the same sex as a marriage, even if the relationship is considered a marriage in another state.
  2. The Federal Government may not treat same-sex relationships as marriages for any purpose, even is concluded or recognized by one of the states.

I don’t have any Sacramento-specific info yet, but will post it when I do. Rallies will be held at city halls across the country 1:30pm EST/10:30am PST to urge President-Elect Barack Obama to repeal this act.

Here’s the promo for this event:

California State Capitol

Speakers, entertainment and thousands of like-minded people – in one spot – join us to put a FACE on the issue of true equality.

Confirmed Appearances by:
Robin Tyler, Long time political and gay activist
Julia Louis-Dryfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Marc Shaiman, Prop 8 the Musical, Hairspray, South Park
Wanda Sykes, Comedian
Deborah Gibson, Singer
George Takei, Star Trek
Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen, Film Producers - Milk, American Beauty
Melissa Etheridge, singer - will be sending us a video spot
Selene Selene Luna, The Cho Show
...And many more yet to confirm

California State Capitol

Love Lobby Day at the state capitol - if you can stay and lobby our representatives there will be a training event then we take on the Capitol. Sponsored by EQCA supported by Equality Action NOW.

On Tuesday, February 17, Equality California, Equality Action NOW, and other partnering organizations to be announced, will co-host a legislative lobby day at the California State Capitol. The purpose of the lobby day will be to urge legislators to support SR 7 (Leno) and HR 5 (Ammiano), companion resolutions in the State Senate and Assembly that would put the Legislature on record as opposing Proposition 8 as an invalid revision to the State Constitution.

The lobby day will bring together diverse community organizations and leaders from across the state for a day of coordinated advocacy and activism. The event is free and open to all. Each participant will receive a lobbying training, advocacy materials, and be assigned to an experienced group leader.

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