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.
Join GLAAD and thousands of marriage equality supporters before the Supreme Court
GLAAD will be on the ground this month with thousands of marriage equality supporters to show widespread support for marriage equality. Join us and the United for Marriage coalition in Washington, DC to rally for marriage equality for all loving and committed couples.
On March 26-27, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider two cases about the freedom to marry. These two cases – which concern the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 – are fundamentally about whether LGBT Americans can enjoy the same freedoms and opportunities as everyone else.
Momentum is on our side - a majority of Americans support marriage for all loving and committed couples. Hundreds of religious organizations, businesses, and political leaders of both parties, including President Obama have all filed briefs to the Supreme Court, outlining why marriage equality is important to the American freedoms that we hold so dear.
But now is the time to stand up and show your support for marriage equality.
Join GLAAD and our United for Marriage coalition partners in Washington DC for a rally outside of the Supreme Court at 8:30am ET on March 26 and 27.
United for Marriage is also hosting two faith-specific events on March 26:
An interfaith prayer service, “A Prayer for Love and Justice” will take place at 7:30 AM on Tuesday, March 26 at Lutheran Church of the Reformation (a few blocks from the court). You are invited to come to this multi-faith celebration and join the procession out of the church to the rally on the steps of the Supreme Court. RSVP to attend here.
A Seder, “Parting the Waters: A Seder for Love, Liberation and Justice" will be held at 5:30 PM on March 26 at the Human Rights Campaign (1640 Rhode Island Ave). This date not only marks the second day of Passover but also the Prop 8 challenge before the Supreme Court. All are welcome to close their eventful day with this multi-faith, multi-racial, intergenerational celebration. Register and get your tickets here.
This is a historic moment in the equality movement, and we hope you can participate in an event to show your support. Let's give people hope and create lasting change by using the voice of the people!
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