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WHY you should attend Freedom-to-Marry Day 2010 @ Holy Name Cathedral

GLN permalink 2-13-2010

In contrast to the church laity, who hold a variety of views on gays - pro-equality and anti-equality - the leadership of the Catholic Church has been unified in its opposition to equal rights.

This is not just about the equal right to marry. In Illinois, Cardinal George and his predecessors over the years have worked behind the scenes to vehemently oppose EVERY piece of equal rights legislation for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender (LGBT) people that has ever been proposed, including opposing:

-- equal employment rights
-- equal access to housing
-- equal access to public accommodations
-- equal access to adoption.

And they haven't been above playing hardball to get their way:

* The church leadership recently threatened to torpedo support for Congressman Luis Guiterrez's immigration law bill if it included any consideration for LGBT people.
* In Washington, DC, the church leadership threatened remove support for the homeless there if the District upheld its equal marriage rights bill.

On Freedom-to-Marry Day 2010 - aka, Valentine's Day - Sunday, February 14 - we will drag the Church leadership's bigotry out into the open for all the see with a picket of Cardinal George at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N State Street at 10:30 AM.

For more information go to www.GayLiberation.net or email LGBTliberation@aol.com. Please join the Facebook Event for the action, http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=281885059470, and invite others!



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