WASHINGTON, DC — Supporters of marriage equality across the country are planning rallies and community gatherings in response to the anticipated decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court in the cases pertaining to California’s Proposition 8 and the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The events, which will occur once the decisions are announced, are part of the United for Marriage coalition. A full listing of events across the country is available at www.unitedformarriage.org.
There are currently more than 70 events planned across the country. From Oregon to Kansas and from Wisconsin to South Carolina, equality supporters are organizing in their communities to respond to the historic court decisions. [pullquote]The events, which will occur once the decisions are announced, are part of the United for Marriage coalition.[/pullquote]
In Austin, TX, supporters will be wearing red and gathering at Austin City Hall at 6:30 p.m. local time on the evening of the decision. In Winston-Salem, NC, the community will be reacting to the decisions at the Winston Square Park Amphitheater. And in San Francisco, CA, hundreds are expected to gather in the city’s Castro district at 6:30 p.m. on the evening of the decisions.
In March, the United for Marriage coalition coordinated over 170 events in all 50 states and Washington, DC, to coincide with oral arguments in the two marriage equality cases at the Supreme Court. In the wake of the historic rulings, organizers are once again planning events to demonstrate that the support for marriage equality is deep – regardless of one’s age, race, religious beliefs, or political affiliation. The community gatherings will occur regardless of the final outcome in each of the cases. To find a community event, visit www.unitedformarriage.org.
[From a News Release]