Waking Up Fort Worth – Light The Way To Justice

March 14, 2013 · Posted in Events, home · Comments Off 

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As the U.S. Supreme Court hears the Prop 8 & DOMA cases, the rest of America will come out to rally in their towns and light the way to justice. http://lighttojustice.org/
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Living with out equal rights?
Tired of being treated like a second class citizen?
How long does it take to wake up from this marginalization and take your place in our city and nation as equals??

WAKE UP Fort Worth at 6am-noon and let your voice be heard.

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Tarrant County College G.S.A. “TREE” & GetEqualTx present

“Light the Way to Justice Rally” for Fort Worth

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” – The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
Homosexuals are not given equal treatment of our laws. As of today, same-sex couples are denied 1,138 benefits, rights, and protections that are afforded to heterosexual couples in the United States. There is no equality.

On Tuesday, March 26, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. On Wednesday, March 27, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Winsor v. United States. This lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman, and defines a spouse a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife. These cases are historical as they have the potential to pave the way for marriage equality nationwide, finally allowing same-sex couples to marry and be afforded the same 1,138 rights that are afforded to other married American couples.

Equality advocates nationwide will engage in demonstrations. We challenge all people of Fort Worth to WAKE- UP from their abusive of maginalization and to WAKE UP from being treated like a second-class-citizen because you are homosexual, and join us in “modest pajamas” for equality served up with coffee and donuts at 6am-noon on Monday, March 25th.

The following speakers and more will speak at 10:00am:, Major Mark Jiminez-Dallas marriage license dissident, C.D. Kirvin-Dallas Voice Person of the Year. TREE in conjunction with GET EQUAL TX will be holding a rally for Fort Worth to WAKE UP! That evening, many attendees will migrate to Dallas to join the rest of the North Texas LGBTQ community and add their voices to the multitudes across this country as they cry out for equality.

Light the Way to Justice – Fort Worth
Monday, March 25, 6:00AM-Noon
Rainbow Lounge parking lot
651 S Jennings Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104

GSA=Gay Straight Alliance School Club

T.C.C.=Tarrant County College/ TR=Trinity River Campus located in downtown Fort Worth

Get Equal TX= GetequalTx.org is our partner empowering us with valuable tools and consult necessary to pull this off.

TREE= a TCC GSA is Trinity River Equality In Education a Tarrant County College/Trinity River campus student organization in downtown Fort Worth

Marriage Equality Forum – Light The Way To Justice Waco

March 14, 2013 · Posted in Events · 1 Comment 

LTJFWThe Social Action Team of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Waco will be hosting a Marriage Equality Forum on Monday March 25th at 6:30pm.

Our speakers include David Schleicher, who will speak for a few minutes on the disparity in civil rights for same sex vs opposite sex couple.

We will then have several couples speak about their civil unions/marriage: Jim and Ramona McKeown, Curtis Cannon and Dave Verdery, and Lee and Marty van Wagner.

The spokesperson for UUFW is Bruce Allen, board president.

Our focus will be on highlighting what unites people as families and the similarities in daily experiences of all couples. We will discuss the many hoops that gay and lesbian partners have to jump through and the civil benefits they do not share with heterosexual couples.

For more information, please contact Carmen Saenz carmen.saenz.31@gmail.com

www.lighttojustice.org

“Light The Way To Justice” San Antonio UNITED for EQUALITY

March 14, 2013 · Posted in Events, San Antonio Area · 1 Comment 

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VIA the Facebook event page: “As the supreme court hears two important marriage cases equality organizers are organizing either a rally, march, vigil, or workshops all around the nation in support of both of these cases being stated unconstitutional.Now is the time to take action and to gather as much support as we can so that we can ALL send a message to the Supreme Court that we are serious about these two marriage cases to be repealed! Join all of South Texas as we show that we are demanding full equality for ALL human beings for all matters governed by state and federal laws!We will be meeting at Milam Park located on 500 W. Commerce St. It’s intersected by Santa Rosa Street and we will proceed to the Bexar County Courthouse on 100 Dolorosa St.We are meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Milam Park and we encourage y’all to bring candles, glow sticks, pride flags, signs and comfortable shoes to walk in.If you aren’t able to attend there are many things that you can do instead:Share/Like/Tweet #lighttojusticeSA to your family and friends so that they might be able to stay updated or join us.Call or write a letter to Anchia, Coleman, and Burnam and thank them for supporting us by filing bills that are in favor of the Freedom to Marry. They’ve done so much for the community that they deserve recognition along with the other bills that are filed from great reps and senators that are in our favor.

Tell your friends about the Light the way to justice events happening around the U.S and get involve in the peace making with the community on why equality is important!

“Hope is never silent” -Harvey Milk

Lets make this last week of March memorable and know that we all including all races, sexes, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, veteran statuses, religions to name a few that we are all in this fight together and we will keep on fighting until we WIN EQUALITY!”

http://www.lighttojustice.org/

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/601027196593714/