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.
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
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 email@example.com
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!”