WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the United States Friday in a closely divided ruling that will stand as a milestone in its 226-year history.
The justices ruled 5-4 that states cannot deny gay men and lesbians the same marriage rights enjoyed for thousands of years by opposite-sex couples. Within days if not hours, the decision is expected to trigger same-sex marriages in states that still ban the practice.
"They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law," Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his 28-page ruling. "The Constitution grants them that right."
Kennedy announced the decision to a hushed courtroom; his colleagues watched stone-faced. As the sweep of his decision became clear, some in the audience embraced and cried.
"The past alone does not rule the present. The nature of injustice is that we do not always see it in our own time," he said.
August 22nd will mark the 1 year anniversary of Chelsea Manning's coming out! Join SAME and local activists in an action to raise awareness in San Diego about her campaign for freedom and transgender issues both carceral and otherwise. This action will occur at: 5th Ave & University Ave ~ Hillcrest ~ San Diego, CA.
This action organized by
The San Diego Coalition to Free Manning
*Action to include speakers, street theatre, leafleting, chanting, solidarity photos, & cake to celebrate the courage of Chelsea Manning.
Join MEMBERS of SAME Alliance, Guerrilla Pride San Diego, Canvass for a Cause, Black & Pink SD & MORE for a rAdiCal Queer contingent in the San Diego Pride Parade :)
This will be SAME's Sixth appearance at the parade and we are proud to be marching as as part of a united progressive voice with all like-minded groups and people. We are Contingent Number 152 in Zone K. The Parade route will begin for all contingents at 11am at Normal St and University Ave. We will march for about 1.5 miles and the route ends at Balboa Park at 6th ave. We ask that you get to Normal St and University Ave early around 9:30/10am. If you are driving, you can park your car at the Naval Hospital Parking lot on Park Ave and President's Way. Shuttles will be provided for you and drop you off at Normal St.
BBQ and Hangout at Balboa Park (west side: Sixth Ave and Balboa Dr) then a March
It's 2014 y'all, which means a Trans* Pride event is long overdue; so let's make this happen!
4pm-4:30pm: Cleanup and prep for the march
5pm: March from Balboa Park to the Laverne Cox Spirit of Stonewall Rally at the Rainbow flag on Normal Street and University Avenue: https://www.facebook.com/events/1468964536666390/
The idea is to have a space for our community to celebrate pride in whatever that means to you.
Bring food, friends, family, art, music, games, or anything you want to share.
Although this space is organized and created exclusively by grassroots activists and community members, we welcome community organizations to show their support. If you would like to sponsor or support this event, please contact Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will liaison with the group.
Join us for San Diego's Second Annual Guerrilla Pride! It will take place on Sat, June 14th at 2pm. The address is: 2139 1st Ave, Unit 100, San Diego, CA 92101 (Canvass For A Cause's Headquarters in the "Banker's Hill/Uptown" area) The event is FREE and open to the public! SAME is an official supporter of this event and a few of our members have been part of the planning as well.
This fantastic event will include:
Radical queer workshops, free vegan food, live music, art exhibits, and MORE!!!
Workshops scheduled to include topics such as:
Queer People and the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC)
Sexism in the LGBT Community
LGBTQ Struggles Worldwide: Homonationalism, Colonialism and the Roots of Homophobia.
(Schedule of events TBA and workshops are subject to change. Check back for updates!)
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