Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decision Rally or Vigil: Nationwide Rallies Also Planned


[Nationwide, members of the LGBTQ community and their allies will be rallying after the U.S. Supreme Court announces its decision of DOMA and Proposition 8 today on what is known now as Decision Day. The first of these events in Massachusetts will take place in Boston and its information is found below. More information for others across the nation can be found via this United for Marriage : Decision Day MAP.]

BOSTON, Mass. — What: Tomorrow the Supreme Court will announce rulings in two landmark cases: United States v. Windsor regarding Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as between a man and a woman at the federal level, and Hollingsworth v. Perry regarding California’s Proposition 8, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman for the state. A rally or vigil (to be determined based on the outcomes of the Supreme Court rulings) will be held to mark this historic day where the marriage equality movement first began, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Where: In front of Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

When: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

Who: The following people have been invited to participate in this program:

• Kara Suffredini (emcee), Executive Director, MassEquality

• Chris Ott, Communications Director, ACLU of MA

• Attorney General Martha Coakley

• Cambridge City Councilor E. Denise Simmons, Mayor of Cambridge 2008-2009, first openly lesbian mayor in the country

• State Representative Carl Sciortino, Thirty-fourth Middlesex District

• Maj. Shannon McLaughlin, Judge Advocate General in the MA National Guard, Board of Directors for OutServe-SLDN (Servicemembers Legal Defense Network)

• Marcia Hams, received first same-sex marriage license in MA

• Lee Swislow, Executive Director, GLAD

• Lisa Perry-Wood, Interim Executive Director, Family Equality Council

• Arline Isaacson, Co-Chair of the MA Gay & Lesbian Political Caucus (MGLPC)

Hosts: MassEquality, ACLU of MA, GLAD, HRC, Family Equality Council, MGLPC, Boston Pride Committee, Cambridge GLBT Commission

RSVP/Info: Rachel Wisch, MassEquality Communications Director, or 857.264.0731.

To find out more information about other rallies being planned across the country check the MAP of Rallies across the nation.

[From a News Release and local TRT information]

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