More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Advocates and Allies Across the Nation Celebrate 'Freedom to Marry Day'
According to Marriage Equality USA, “at local marriage counters in cities all over the country, same-sex couples will request marriage licenses at their local County Clerk’s Offices and engage in other public education outreach to raise awareness of the harms and impact the inability to marry causes on their families.”
DallasVoice.com shared the story of one such couple, Kay Mathews and Wendy Churitch, who renewed their vows in Dallas today at noon to mark the holiday. Churitch and Mathews were legally married in Iowa last August.
And San Jose Mercury News reported that same-sex couples and supporters will gather on San Francisco’s City Hall today to request marriage licenses from the county clerk.
National organizations are also promoting marriage equality today. Chicago’s Gay Liberation Network has organized an informational picket on Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral in order “to highlight the role the Church's leadership has played in promoting inequality,” according to an article that appeared on ChicagoPride.com today.
For more information about ‘Freedom to Marry Day’, visit www.marriageequality.org