Here’s one final press release from the folks organizing tomorrow’s Prop 8 rally in Dallas. But all you really need to know is this: GO TO FUCKIN’ CITY HALL AT 12:30 P.M. SATURDAY, OK? See you there.
Contact: Etta Zamboni
DALLAS â€” Since November 4, 2008, tens of thousands of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community members and their supporters have taken to the streets throughout California to show their outrage at the passage of California Proposition 8, which revokes the right of same-sex couples to marry. Similar discriminatory legislation was passed in Arizona , Arkansas , and Florida , and in response the nationwide LGBT community and its supporters are stepping forward to protest the treatment of LGBT Americans as second-class citizens and to fight for equal rights for all Americans. In a statement released on November 4, the No on 8 Campaign declared, “Victory was not ours today. But the struggle for equality is not over.”
On Saturday November 15, Americans of all sexual orientations â€“ members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer communities, Trans and Intersex people, and their straight allies â€“ will turn out across America to participate in what could be the largest organized protest movement since the Civil Rights Era. To date, more than 250,000 people have pledged to take part in the nationwide event in front of America ‘s city halls, state capitols, and the nation’s Capitol Building to make their voices heard. The protest rally in Dallas will take place from 12:30 PM to 2:00pm at Dallas City Hall at 1500 Marilla Street and speakers will include well respected LGBT community leaders who have provided their support. A national moment of silence will be observed at 11:00am PST/2:00pm EST.
“Stonewall Democrats of Dallas looks forward to addressing the issue of marriage equality this Saturday by peacefully rallying with other LGBT Americans and their allies at Dallas City Hall,” said Jesse Garcia, president of Stonewall Democrats of Dallas. “We hope our show of unity and solidarity with our California brothers and sisters will send a message out to the American public that enough is enough: the hate must stop. We are all Americans and deserve our equal rights.”
â€œResource Center of Dallas began 25 years ago with a focus on education and service, and a goal of achieving equality, recognition and equal rights for gays and lesbians in north Texas,â€ said Mike McKay, Executive Director, Resource Center of Dallas. â€œThat is why we are proud to not only support the â€œJoin the Impactâ€ as our GLBT brothers and sisters across the United States demonstrate against Californiaâ€™s Proposition 8, but also to continuing to fight for our rights here in north central Texas. This is about equality, not theology.â€
â€œWe are working closely with local law enforcement to ensure our event is 100% peaceful, incident and arrest free,â€ said Etta Zamboni, Co-organizer, JoinTheImpact-Dallas. â€œWe just want equal rights.â€
United we will stand,
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