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GLN MARRIAGE RIGHTS NEWS

On Marriage Equality Day

Wednesday, February 14th . . .

(Valentine's Day)

PROTEST to demand FULL equal rights,

including marriage rights,

for Lesbians & Gays!

4 PM -- Assemble outside the Cook County Marriage License Bureau, 118 N. Clark Street, Chicago (across the street from Daley Plaza).

4:30 PM -- March through the rotunda of the County / City Hall Building.

5 PM -- March to Holy Name Cathedral.

TWENTY-FIVE STATES have passed constitutional amendments banning equal marriage rights for Lesbians and Gays, including next door Wisconsin and Missouri. Indiana avoided the same fate only due to the legal difficulty in amending its constitution. Now it appears likely that the issue of repealing equal marriage rights in Massachu-setts may be on the ballot there in 2008, aided by powerful politicians in both political parties.

THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT is manipulating the issue of marriage to set back our rights along a broad front, using the issue to stigmatize Lesbians and Gays as second class citizens. Their agenda includes inequality for women and a move towards theocracy in America.

We can either run away from this fight, and lose, or we can stand up for our rights and our community.

Please join us for Marriage Equality Day, Wednesday, February 14!

Sponsored by the Gay Liberation Network.

Endorsed by (list in formation):

ANSWER Chicago (www.chicagoanswer.net)

AWARE -- Anti-War, Anti-Racism Effort (www.anti-war.net),

Berry Memorial United Methodist Church (BerryUMC.org)

Chicago Area CodePINK (www.codepink4peace.org)

Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism (www.CCAWR.org)

Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches (ChicagoWelcomingChurches.org)

Chicago National Organization for Women (www.chicagonow.org)

Deacon Robert "RJ" Hadley

Good Shepherd Metropolitan Community Church (www.goodshepherdparishmcc.org)

Lincoln United Methodist Church

National Lawyers Guild -- Chicago (NLGChicago.org)

Neighbors for Peace (www.NeighborsForPeace.org)

New Spirit Community Church (www.newspiritoakpark.org)

New World Resource Center (www.newworldresourcecenter.com)

North Shore Coalition for Peace and Justice (http://nsawc.org/)

PFLAG DuPage (www.pflagdupage.org)

Proletariat Productions (proletariatproductions.com)

Sankofa Way Spiritual Services (www.sankofaway.org)

Veterans For Peace - Chicago Chapter

Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Chicago

Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ (www.wellingtonaveucc.org)

World Can't Wait (www.WorldCantWait.org)

For information, email LGBTliberation@aol.com or phone 773-209-1187.



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