Saturday, November 22, 2008

Protest Prop 8 at Cambridge City Hall

Join us on Sunday in Cambridge at a rally in favor of equal marriage rights. Cambridge has a special place in the struggle for marriage equality. We will be gathering at Cambridge City Hall - the site where the first legal same-sex marriage licenses were issued over four years ago.

This event is co-sponsored by Join The Impact MA and the Cambridge GLBT Commission. Mayor Denise Simmons, the first openly lesbian African American mayor in the country, will be speaking at the event.


"With the passage of discriminatory legislation like Proposition 8, progressive cities like Cambridge are the beacons that light the way towards a more tolerant future," Simmons said. "We were the first city in the nation to grant same-sex marriage licenses, we certainly won't be the last, and we look forward to the day when Proposition 8 takes its rightful place in the dustbin of history alongside errors like Plessy v. Ferguson and Jim Crow."

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people have been treated as second-class citizens for long enough. November 4th marks a turning point in the fight of LGBT civil rights. The passage of Prop 8 was the spark that has ignited the new LGBT civil rights movement. The protests are not going to stop until we achieve full equality in every state.

Bring signs, bring your friends, and most of all: don’t give up!

If you want flyers but don’t have a printer, e-mail: Visit the Facebook Event page here.

Hope to see you all there!!


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