Monday, January 12, 2009

The Resolution - A Success

This past Sunday, Equal Roots hosted The Resolution, an action fair to encourage the community to continue its fight for equal rights and to stand up against DOMA by giving them direction actions that they could perform on the spot.

A part of a nationwide cry against the Defense of Marriage Act, many local groups were involved in The Resolution, including Marriage Equality USA, ACT UP NOW, and Love, Honor, Cherish among many.

"We reached our goal of almost 2,000 over the course of the day," said Equal Roots Co-Founder Matt Palazzolo. "I think we had about 700 at the show and about 1,000 over the course of the day at the Action Fair."

Among the many actions attendees participated in were post cards to Obama asking for his continued support to repeal DOMA, "Gays Only" and "Straights Only" stickers to place on drinking fountains and bathroom stalls, and a video booth where couples could give their stories about how they met.

Later in the day, a live version of "Prop 8: The Musical" was performed.

For more pictures, videos and first-hand accounts, go to the Equal Roots Facebook Group.

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