Wednesday, January 16, 2013
WE DO Campaign Marches for Marriage Equality on Jan 17 2013
The Campaign for Southern Equality will be in Arlington, Virginia tomorrow, Jan 17th. 16 same-sex couples from several Southern states will attempt to apply for a marriage license and subsequently be denied. "The actions on January 17 are intended to highlight the lives and stories of LGBT people from across the South; the powerful reality that in our nation’s capital LGBT people have the right to marry; and the injustice that legal marriages between same-sex couples are not recognized in the South." (via the WE DO site).
You are able to RSVP by filling out the Get Involved form here:
If you would like to participate, meet at the Arlington Courthouse at 10am.
After all couples have attempted to apply for (and be denied) a marriage license, the group will take a 4.5 march to the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC the estimated time of arrival is 1:15. However, this may take longer due to a number of factors, so a realistic expectation is between 1:15-2:30.
If you can not make it to the courthouse in Arlington, feel free to join the group at the Jefferson Memorial. If you work in DC please come out and show your support.
I strongly urge everyone to get involved with this remarkable event. Southern states like Virginia have long been held as completely anti-marriage equality. Yes, we have been dealt set backs, but that is no reason to give up and stop moving forward.
To join or to learn more visit:http://www.southernequality.org. Be sure to RSVP and the team will send out additional information.