A CALL TO RALLY! Next week the United States Supreme Court will begin the hearing on federal marriage rights for the LGBT Community. ON MONDAY, MAR 25TH WE MUST GATHER AS ONE AND CALL FOR FULL FEDERAL MARRIAGE EQUALITY! LOCATION: SD Federal Bldg, 880 FRONT ST, San Diego, CA. 92101 at 6pm!
On March 26 and 27, the United States Supreme Court will hear cases challenging California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which ban legal recognition of same-sex couples’ marriages. Will they uphold the lower-court rulings that have declared marriage equality a civil right? Will they reverse them and say the definition of marriage should be led to each state? Or will they look for a procedural “out” that will allow them to rule narrowly in these cases without establishing any sweeping precedents?
SAME and Activist San Diego(ASD) invite the community for a forum at the Joyce Beers Center at 3900 Vermont St, San Diego, CA. 92103. Mon, 03/18/13 at 7:00pm
Hear prominent local attorneys and activists discuss the legal issues surrounding marriage equality and what the Supreme Court is likely to do.
By Agence France-Presse
Saturday, December 15, 2012 22:59 EST (via The Raw Story)
Rebel Church of England clergy will bless gay marriages carried out in other churches if Anglicans are exempted from a new law on same-sex marriage, some 150 vicars and campaigners said in a letter published on Sunday.
Anglicans including ex-Bishop of Oxford Richard Harries and dozens of clergy wrote to the Sunday Telegraph saying they would advise gay parishioners to marry in Quaker or Unitarian services, then return to their regular church.
This afternoon of Aug 24th, 2012, SAME has learned of the wonderfull news! The prosecution has backed down and has DROPPED ALL CHARGES against the Equality Nine! Thus ends a two year saga for the nine people who were wrongfully arrested as they engaged in a constitutionally protected peacefull protest at the SD County Administration Building against Prop 8 on Aug 19th, 2010.
As you recall, following Judge Walker's ruling of Prop 8 unconstitutional, the Equality 9 were arrested for engaging in a peaceful sit-in when the San Diego County Clerk would not issue Marriage Licenses to two same-sex couples who had appointments that day.
Click to see some statements from Equality 9 members and allies:
SAN DIEGO — A judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors in a case involving a group of same-sex marriage activists violated the defendants' rights by dismissing a potential juror based on his sexual orientation.