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GLN MARRIAGE RIGHTS NEWS

Protest for Equal Rights

On Freedom to Marry Day!

On Freedom to Marry Day, Saturday, February 12th, the Gay Liberation Network will sponsor a protest against the "religious" bigotry of various churches that are attempting to enforce government bans against equal marriage rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans people.

Earlier this year the Pope declared the fight against same-sex marriage to be a "top priority" for 2005, and last year Chicago's own Moody Church went so far as to publish a book denouncing gay marriage, which it called "the most damaging social experiment to ever be attempted in this country… If God's people do not act now, it might be too late." (Erwin W. Lutzer, The Truth About Same-Sex Marriage, Moody Publishers, 2004)

Put simply, by getting the government to act against us, the Moody Church and its co-thinkers want to impose their narrow brand of religion on everyone else, regardless of religious background or belief (or lack thereof).

The drive for equal marriage rights is about getting the GOVERNMENT to treat us all equally, with religious denominations free to discriminate among their members as they choose to do so. However much we may disagree with it, religious denominations are free to celebrate only those marriages and other ceremonies which they wish to.

On Freedom to Marry Day, Saturday, February 12th, we invite all who oppose "religious" attempts to promote bigotry against gay people to rally outside of the Moody Church at 12 noon, corner of Clark Street and North Avenue.

To help prepare for the protest, we will have a poster making party this Sunday, February 6 at 6 pm at the home of Keith and Glenn in the near north area. To RSVP and get directions, please call Glenn at 312-217-2188.



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